Once upon a time, in a land called Slovenia, a beautiful lass had a dream of leaving her country to become successful…or at least wealthy. She followed this dream all the way to New York. It is there that she met the key to her life’s mission: millionaire Donald Trump. He was rich, charming, and loved the spotlight. She was gorgeous, polite, and private. They were the perfect match! But on the dawn of November 9th, 2016, Melania was slapped with reality that she was about to live a life she never wanted. As President of the United States, every detail of her husband’s past would be prodded, and as First Lady of the United States, Melania would close her eyes and wish that she married a gentleman.
Melania doesn’t want the world to know that six months into their marriage when she got pregnant, Donald Trump was not enthused. She doesn’t want us to know that he implied that she is the one who wanted to get pregnant, and that she should deal with it on her own. She doesn’t want the world to know that she had to promise him that once Barron was born, she would quickly go back to her pre-baby body. Instead, of labelling her husband as mean and insensitive, she prefers to say that he was very supportive during the pregnancy.
Melania doesn’t want the world to know that she is married to a mysogynist who gladly objectifies women, and disrespects them with his sexually charged comments. He is incapable of seeing women beyond their physical appearances, and has objectified Melania on many occasions on the Howard Stern Show by talking about her breasts, and saying he would still try his luck with twenty-four year olds even though he his married. Melania surely wishes that that 2005 Access Hollywood tape was never released. You know, the one where he openly brags about sexually assaulting women by kissing them without permission and grabbing their genitals. Melania surely wishes it would all go away, and that she was married to a decent man. But instead, she prefers to brush it off his comments “boy talk”.
Melania doesn’t want the world to know that she and Donald sleep in separate rooms, and are likely in a loveless marriage. However, we all see how Donald barges ahead of her, without even looking back to see if she is there. And we see how he makes everything about himself, even in her presence. Instead, when they are in public, Melania prefers to smile and hold Donald’s hands, but drops them as soon as she is out of sight of the cameras. There is no warmth between those two, just… obligation.
Melania doesn’t want the world to know that she hates all of this more than we do. She wouldn’t tell us that she secretly hoped that Donald Trump didn’t win the presidency, but she’ll continue to grin and bear it, as long as she can return to her sanctuary in New York.