Melania Trump fights BACK: Ex-First Lady’s office criticizes ‘assumptions’ about ‘personal, professional and political matters’ and unnamed sources in tweets that make NO mention of husband Donald or his charges
- Melania Trump issues statement not mentioning Donald Trump
- Her office explodes ‘assumptions’ on matters ‘personal, professional and political’
- But she neglects to support her husband in his accusation
Melania Trump on Tuesday responded to “assumptions” about her stance on personal and political matters, but her statement failed to mention Donald Trump and whether she plans to support her husband during his impeachment and other legal inquiries.
In a brief statement posted on Twitter, Melania Trump’s office noted, “In recent weeks, news organizations have made assumptions about the former First Lady’s stance on topics that are personal, professional and political. These articles cite anonymous sources to substantiate the author’s claims.’
“We ask readers to use caution and common sense in determining whether stories about the former First Lady are accurate or not, especially when not citing Ms. Trump as a source of information.”
But notably absent was any mention of the former president’s legal battle in New York over a hush money payment paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump a year after he married Melania.
Several reports have said the former first lady remains angry over her husband’s cheating allegations, remains busy raising their son Barron, 17, and plans to campaign with the former president.
But Melania Trump herself has not spoken so far.
And her statement — the first since Donald’s criminal indictment — still leaves many questions about her support for her husband.
She did not join him in New York when he was formally arrested and charged with more than 30 felonies. And she was notably absent when the former president gave a speech at Mar-a-Lago denouncing the allegations against him.
But she did join him for Easter brunch at Mar-a-Lago on Sunday, marking the holiday alongside her husband.
She and the former president walked into Mar-a-Lago’s ornate ballroom to a standing ovation from the crowd, videos posted online showed. The couple sat together, with red velvet ropes separating their large table from the rest of the guests.
Melania was seen chatting with her husband, leaning in to talk as they ate. Easter brunch at Mar-a-Lago is a tradition for the couple. Even during the Trump presidency, they spent the holidays together at the Southern White House.
Melania Trump issued her first statement since the indictment of Donald Trump
Trump appeared in court on April 4, 2023 for his criminal charges against hush money payments to Stormy Daniels.
Viktor Knavs – Melania Trump’s father – stands between Eric and Lara Trump and Don Jr. and his fiancé Kimberly Guilfoyle; Tiffany Trump and her husband Michael Boulos can be seen on the right — but Melania was missing from Donald’s April 4 speech at Mar-a-Lago
Melania joined Donald for Easter brunch at Mar-a-Lago
Donald and Melania received a standing ovation as they entered the ballroom
The former first lady broke her radio silence online with a simple “Happy Easter!” to tweet. message on Sunday.
For the Christian holiday, she wore a white dress with what appeared to be a floral pattern on the shoulders and down the middle. The former president wore a pink tie with his dark suit.
On their table were pink and orange tulips. Mar-a-Lago was decorated for the holiday with paper mache bunnies and pink roses.
But the sighting of Melania, 52, was notable after she was careful to stay out during the most public parts of the Donald Trump indictment — with perhaps more charges to come.
The former president’s legal troubles continue this week as he is scheduled to return to New York on Thursday to testify in a business fraud lawsuit brought against him and his company by the state’s attorney general, according to a person familiar with the matter.
It will be Trump’s first visit to New York City since his indictment last week on misdemeanor charges in a separate criminal case.
Trump is expected to be questioned at Attorney General Letitia James’ New York office in lower Manhattan, according to the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and did so on condition of anonymity.
The former president previously sat for a statement at James’ office last August, just weeks before she filed the lawsuit. That time, Trump refused to answer questions, invoking his Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination more than 400 times.
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