After the surprise early release of Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, we rushed to get our hands on a physical or digital copy of the book. Now that we have the book, we can tell you some of the details are sickening especially the segment on how Donald Trump treats his wife Melania.
Needless to say, the details aren’t pretty. To begin with, Trump doesn’t view her as a woman, which really shouldn’t be that surprising. Wolff writes:
‘He admired her looks—often, awkwardly for her, in the presence of others. She was, he told people proudly and without irony, a “trophy wife.”‘
It’s basically a confirmation that Trump doesn’t consider Melania to be a person but rather a beautiful thing to pull out and show off when the time is right.
Apparently, however, he didn’t take her out much to show off, and she stayed fairly secluded with their son Barron Trump. The book notes that the couple could go days without seeing each other. Also, it noted that at times Melania wouldn’t know where Trump was at and even when he was at Trump Tower, they were usually in separate rooms.
‘He and Melania spent relatively little time together. They could go days at a time without contact, even when they were both in Trump Tower. Often she did not know where he was, or take much notice of that fact.’
Other details revealed just how gross and lascivious Trump really is. For instance, the book mentions he holds a philosophy that the greater the age difference between an older man and a younger woman, the “less the younger woman took an older man’s cheating personally.”
It’s not surprising that he has that sort of philosophy considering he openly bragged on tape of sexually assaulting women and has been accused by almost 20 women of sexual assault and harassment.
Despite the shameful treatment of his wife, Melania actually believed in Trump and thought he could win the White House.
‘In 2014, when he first seriously began to consider running for president, Melania was one of the few who thought it was possible he could win.’
Considering the book goes on to detail how Trump never wanted to win, to begin with, and just wanted to bolster his brand, he ought to listen to Melania more considering she predicted correctly.
Any presidential candidate will tell you that the stress of a campaign can be hard for the entire family. The 2016 presidential campaign was especially harsh for Melania after terrible rumors were printed about Melania and nude photos from when she modeled were obtained by the New York Post and circulated widely over social media.
Something like that would be heartwrenching for any woman. However, when she went to Trump saying she didn’t want to go through that sort of scrutiny for the campaign and at least four years, he promised her he would never win. Then, he did win.
‘But he was unaccustomedly contrite, too. Just a little longer, he told her. It would all be over in November. He offered his wife a solemn guarantee: there was simply no way he would win. And even for a chronically—he would say helplessly—unfaithful husband, this was one promise to his wife that he seemed sure to keep.’
It’s no wonder she reportedly burst into tears at the announcement of his victory.
‘Melania, to whom Donald Trump had made his solemn guarantee, was in tears—and not of joy.’
Another broken promise.
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