PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Melania Trump, who had not been heard from since Donald’s arrest, finally broke her silence by wishing her four million followers a Happy Easter with a tweet. It is her first social media post in a month. The 52-year-old former first lady has been noticeably missing from her husband’s side since Trump’s indictment and arrest on charges of falsifying business records to conceal hush money payments to the porn star, Stormy Daniels.
Since that event, Melania has vanished from the spotlight and maintained a low profile on social media until Sunday, March 9 when she took to her Twitter handle to share a simple ‘Happy Easter!’ message with a photo of a pink rose. Previously, it was revealed that Melania will support her husband despite lingering anger at him for allegedly making a hush payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to cover up what she alleges was a one-night stand. Nevertheless, she was not there with him when Donald turned himself into police last Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to 34 criminal counts, according to Daily Mail.
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Melania was also absent from Donald’s post-arraignment speech at their Mar-a-Lago estate, where he made his first public comments after becoming the first US president to be placed under arrest. The event was attended by three of Trump’s five children – Don Jr, Eric, and Tiffany – who respectively sat next to their better halves Kimberly Guilfoyle, Lara Trump, and Michael Boulos. Besides Melania, Donald’s eldest daughter Ivanka was also absent. At the rally, the former US president gave shout out to his children saying “I have a son here [Donald Trump Jr] who has done a great job, and I have another son here [Eric Trump] who has done a great job … and Tiffany, and Ivanka. And Barron will be great someday. He is tall and he’s smart.”
However, in the speech, there was no mention of Melania, his wife of 18 years. Her absence at the rally (and Trump’s speech) sparked a wave of conspiracy theories. A source told Daily Mail that she decided to forgo the event because she is hurt and angry at the fact that allegations about her husband’s affair will make her spend the next year and a half witnessing her private life getting exposed while the New York criminal case drags on.
‘Melania lives in an ivory tower of denial’
Melania’s no-show came after she and her husband were pictured enjoying a dinner with friends at Trump’s Palm Beach resort, despite the recent news of his indictment and imminent arrest. Last week, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former aide of Melania, told Page Six that her glaring absence did not signify that their marriage was breaking up. “Melania lives in an ivory tower of denial,” Wolkoff said, adding that “her silence is deliberate, it is her weapon of choice and her protective armor. She knows about Donald’s affairs, she knows everything. But her silence is her dignity. She will stand by her husband, as she always does. I don’t think Melania is humiliated by his affairs — but she is angry.”