Democrats are likely disappointed to hear that despite their best efforts, The Washington Post couldn’t find any evidence to indicate that President Donald Trump and his wife Melania are headed for divorce.
Washington Post political reporters Mary Jordan and Jada Yuan first posed the question in an article published Tuesday, asking plainly: “Will Melania Trump dump her husband when he is no longer president?”
The pair asserted that “[m]any who despise Donald Trump imagine that his wife does, too.”
“Is Melania Trump really looking forward to being rid of President Trump as much as tens of millions of Americans are?” they wrote. “Or is it just another fantasy that Trump critics are projecting on a first lady who has succeeded in shrouding her true self in mystery?”
No signs of leaving
As the Washington Examiner’s Michael Lee pointed out, Jordan and Yuan found a largely unanimous response to their questions.
According to Lee, the pair conceded, “Melania Trump keeps a small inner circle, but two people close to her spoke to The Washington Post and said that she has shown no sign of leaving her husband, at least not any time soon.”
Even the president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen — who The Washington Post reported is “under home confinement while finishing out a felony federal sentence for tax fraud and campaign finance violations” — thinks the Trumps’ marriage will last.
“I don’t think Melania leaves Donald. She’s very willingly complicit in his schemes and holds his beliefs as her own,” Cohen predicted in an interview with the Post journalists. “Those two deserve each other.”
At the end of the day, Jordan and Yuan were forced to admit that “[t]he idea that Melania can’t wait to ditch Donald” might just be “wishful thinking” on the part of the president’s most ardent critics, concluding:
Maybe Melania is similar to America: A big part of her admires Donald Trump, even if another part of her is appalled by him.
In a statement to the Post, the first lady’s chief of staff dismissed the issue entirely. “This question is pathetic and exactly why people no longer trust the mainstream media,” Stephanie Grisham said. “No legitimate journalist would ask this.”
As questions about her relationship swirl, the first lady has continued to stand by the president and his allegations that voter fraud may have impacted the results of the 2020 elections.
The American people deserve fair elections. Every legal – not illegal – vote should be counted. We must protect our democracy with complete transparency.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 8, 2020