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Melania Had 'Power Struggle' in WH With More Than One Trump

Book on America's first ladies features numerous nuggets on her private clashes with Donald, Ivanka

(Newser) - A new book on contemporary US first ladies is out, and within its pages are some nuggets on Melania and Donald Trump's clashes while the latter was in the Oval Office. People notes that while Melania Trump "was always publicly supportive of her husband ... the two often felt...

Melania Trump's Mother Dies at 78
Melania Trump's
Mother Dead at 78

Melania Trump's Mother Dead at 78

Amalija Knavs lived at Mar-a-Lago with her husband before her death

(Newser) - Amalija Knavs, mother of Melania Trump, died Tuesday in Florida after what ABC News calls "a long health battle." The former first lady confirmed her mother's death on X . "It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved mother, Amalija," she...

Trump Gives Answer to 'Where's Melania?'

Former first lady will campaign 'pretty soon,' her husband says

(Newser) - With his wife nearly totally absent from Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the lingering question that's appeared on social media, "Missing" posters, and even an airplane banner—Where's Melania?—was put to the candidate directly in a pair of interviews. It won't be long before she...

Melania 'Doesn't Sympathize' With Trump's Mess: Report

Former first lady is said to still be 'angry' about Stormy Daniels hubbub but is 'leading her own life'

(Newser) - As the world waits to see if the first indictment against a former US president is coming, one person close to Donald Trump is said to not be particularly understanding about his situation. Wife Melania Trump "doesn't sympathize with Donald's plight" over an alleged hush money payment...

Melania Trump's Hat 'Collateral Damage' of Crypto Crash

Former first lady didn't scoop up as many tokens as hoped in auction of hat worn to greet Macron

(Newser) - The crisp white Herve Pierre hat that Melania Trump wore to greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife at the White House in April 2018 went up on the auction block this month—along with a watercolor and NFT showing her wearing it—in the hopes that the entire...

Unflattering Trump Details Surface From Grisham Memoir

Former press chief says he only pretended to get tough with Putin in front of cameras

(Newser) - The new memoir by Stephanie Grisham , a press chief under then-President Trump and a top aide to Melania Trump, is now in the hands of journalists. Some of the details making waves:
  • Putin: Grisham writes that when Trump met with Vladimir Putin in Japan two years ago, he leaned in

Tell-All Book Compares Melania to Marie Antoinette

Stephanie Grisham says first lady refused to send anti-violence tweet on Jan. 6

(Newser) - The latest tell-all book about the Trump White House is from Stephanie Grisham, who worked for Melania Trump before and after her nine months as White House press secretary. In excerpts of the upcoming book obtained by Politico , Grisham writes that soon after rioters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6,...

Aide With Top Access to Trump, Melania Is Releasing Memoir

'Hard to articulate how much anxiety' Stephanie Grisham's book will cause

(Newser) - Another memoir from a former member of the Trump White House is coming, and Jonathan Swan of Axios notes that it has the potential to be the most damaging one so far. That's because Stephanie Grisham is the only person who worked in top positions for both former President...

Petition Wants to Nix Melania's 'Boring Tribute to Herself'

Signees want first lady Jill Biden to restore Rose Garden to the Jackie O version

(Newser) - When Melania Trump redesigned the White House's Rose Garden last summer, the result wasn't embraced by all. While several upgrades were made, including an improved drainage system and tech enhancements to make the site more media-friendly, critics were peeved that the then-first lady removed some trees and many...

Chelsea Clinton Makes Request of Trump: 'It's Never Too Late'

Former first daughter wants former president to release pics of himself getting vaccinated

(Newser) - Chelsea Clinton appeared Thursday on The View, and she took the opportunity to make a request of Donald Trump while she was there. Speaking about the COVID vaccine and the apparent reluctance of white Republican men to get it, the former first daughter suggested the former president release photos of...

Trumps Launch Their Own Platform
Trumps Launch
Their Own Platform

Trumps Launch Their Own Platform

Website for their offices asks visitors to submit their opinions and request a greeting

(Newser) - A website for Donald and Melania Trump's personal offices has gone live, promising to preserve "the magnificent legacy of the Trump Administration, while at the same time advancing the America First agenda." So far, content on is thin, USA Today reports. There's a page...

Pastor on Leave After Comments About 'Trophy Wife' Melania Trump

Viewers of video that went viral were outraged

(Newser) - Stewart-Allen Clark, pastor of a Baptist church in Missouri, is on leave after video of a February sermon went viral. In the 22-minute video, Clark urges wives not to give their husbands any reason to stray, the BBC reports. "Why is it so many times that women, after they...

Mood in the White House: 'Melania Is Good'
Mood in the White House:
'Melania Is Good'
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Mood in the White House: 'Melania Is Good'

First lady is reportedly focused on what's next, not what just happened

(Newser) - Melania Trump released her farewell message as first lady on Monday, asking people to "choose love over hatred" and be passionate but avoid violence. So what's next for the 50-year-old first lady after Wednesday? Expect her to keep a low profile for the near future in Florida, writes...

Melania Trump Thanks Nation
First Lady Bids Nation Farewell

First Lady Bids Nation Farewell

Melania Trump says Americans she's met in the past 4 years have inspired her

(Newser) - Saying that serving as first lady "has been the greatest honor of my life," Melania Trump posted a goodbye to the nation on Monday. In a nearly seven-minute video, she expresses gratitude and says has been inspired by people she's met over the past four years who...

In Letter on Capitol Riot, Melania Trump Swings Back

She calls out her critics, writing 'this time is solely about healing'

(Newser) - On Thursday, CNN reported that its multiple requests seeking the first lady's opinion on Wednesday's events had gone unanswered. We now know what she was thinking. On Monday, Melania Trump offered her thoughts at length in a letter posted to the White House site. She first expressed that...

One Trump, One Obama Take Home 'Most Admired' Crowns

Donald Trump ends Barack Obama's 12-year winning streak, while Michelle Obama wins top spot for women

(Newser) - Donald Trump didn't beat Joe Biden in the election, but he can notch a win against Barack Obama. In its annual survey on the matter, Gallup pollsters asked 1,000 or so American adults to name, without being given choices, a man and a woman they most admire anywhere...

Trumps Issue Christmas Message
Trumps Issue
Christmas Message

Trumps Issue Christmas Message

COVID vaccine is 'truly a Christmas miracle'

(Newser) - After what the AP calls "tossing a grenade" on a bipartisan COVID relief bill in a "final raised middle finger to Republicans," the outgoing president of the United States is safely ensconced in his Mar-a-Lago resort for the Christmas holiday. Trump spent Christmas Eve golfing at his...

Melania Shops Around Book Deal, Source says

'It would be her money,' a source tells the New York Post

(Newser) - Melania Trump is apparently shopping around a book deal with the full support of her husband, Business Insider reports. "Melania is in meetings to write her White House memoir," an unidentified source tells the New York Post . "And it would be her money—a chance for her...

Family Suggests Conceding as Trump Again Attacks Vote

First lady and Kushner join those wanting the president to give up the fight

(Newser) - The morning after President-elect Joe Biden declared victory, President Trump renewed his claims that the election was stolen—even as his family urged him to concede. The president broke quotes about supposed balloting fraud into a series of tweets , the Independent reports. "We believe these people are thieves,"...

First Lady Slams Biden, Media in First Solo Campaign Stop

'We must keep Donald in the White House'

(Newser) - Melania Trump lined up squarely with her husband Tuesday on her first solo trip of the 2020 campaign, slamming Joe Biden, Democrats, and the media as she pushed the president's reelection message in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. The first lady defended Trump’s record on COVID-19 even as...

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