Donald Trump is an embarrassment to the country with his crude speech, rough behavior, and unique comb-over. Worse, he has embarrassed the First Lady before the nation and even the world. Her hurt was apparent throughout the president’s State of the Union Address.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, placed $130,000 into a newly created business and reportedly paid a porn star to remain quiet one month before the 2016 presidential election. The money went to Stephanie Clifford, who has starred in adult films under the name of Stormy Daniels. The money was to prevent the alleged affair from hitting the news at a fragile time prior to the election.
During the president’s State of the Union address, he kept glancing to his left more than is usually done in a speech. As the cameras panned back, the audience could see Melania’s box, where she hosted a group of American heroes. She was doing her duty with dignity, in spite of the hurt she has undergone at her husband’s hand.
The first couple did not arrive at the event together, either. Instead, she hosted a tea with Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, honoring those heroes before the address. Traditionally, the President and first lady travel in the same car.
Immediately after the news broke about Trump’s alleged affair, the first lady cancelled her trip to accompany the president to Davos, Switzerland. Instead, she went to the Holocaust Museum, then on down to Mar-a-Lago. She reportedly went to a spa while she was there. Since then, she has been notably absent, keeping a low profile. The State of the Union was the first time she had appeared publicly.
According to The Guardian, when the news broke about the porn star payoff, Melania Trump was furious with Trump. Since then, she had been reportedly spending the nights in a Washington, D.C. hotel.
The first lady’s office said the reason she cancelled her trip to Davos was due to “unspecified scheduling and logistical issues.”
White House communications director, Stephanie Grisham blamed the media, claiming the story was “false reporting.” However, she did not contradict Mrs. Trump “sleeping away from the White House.”
During Trump’s State of the Union Address, he said “faith and family (as the) center of American life.’ Instead of smiling and standing, Melania remained seated and looked miserable. Trump said:
‘In America we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy are the the center of American life. “The motto is: In god we trust.”’
As the president gave his speech to win over independents and straying Republicans, Melania Trump remained unmoved.
‘Anyone catch this? Melania Trump failed to stand with everyone else when Trump stated: “In America we know that faith and Family, not government and bureaucracy are the the center of Democracy”#SOTU #StateofOurUnion pic.twitter.com/lrsuVdWD48 — Brian Krassenstein? (@krassenstein) January 31, 2018.’
CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett commented on the first lady’s white pants suit. Last year, all Democratic Senators wore white as a tribute to the suffragette movement for Trump’s address. Bennett said:
‘You know, she’s wearing a cream-colored suit there, which I find interesting. Remember last year the female Democratic Senators all wore white.’
Feature Image via PBS News Hour Screen Grab.