Trump's option to save his business through Melania faces concerns

October 4, 2023

Some have suggested that former President Donald Trump will seek to save his business by placing it under former first lady Melania Trump's leadership.

A new report shows that the potential rescue plan is unlikely to move forward.

The details

"Melania has been out of the public eye since the Trump family left the White House, and many insiders have claimed that her main focus is only on providing for her and Donald’s son, Barron Trump," one outlet reported.

"And the fact that she recently renegotiated her pre-nup has added fuel to the fire that she’s allegedly separating herself from Donald. So many believe her taking over his businesses is not an option," it added.

Another view

"I just don't know that she would want to take on that much responsibility unless she was guaranteed some major control or power," Melania's former chief of staff Stephanie Grisham said.

"I suppose she would potentially do it for Barron's sake so he could eventually run everything if he wanted, but I don't think she would do anything if there's a potential that she would lose any kind of money or be on the hook for paying taxes, etc.," she added.

A changing prenup

"Melania Trump spent the first few months of her husband's presidency in New York renegotiating the terms of their prenuptial agreement, Mary Jordan, a Washington Post reporter wrote in her book, 'The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump,'" Business Insider reported.

"Now, as Donald Trump maintains his position as the top GOP contender for the 2024 Republican nomination, all the while besieged by a mountain of growing legal troubles, Melania Trump could be wise to revisit those terms yet again, two lawyers told Insider," it suggested.

The updated agreement reportedly focused on a trust fund for Barron Trump, but outsiders were quick to suggest something more may be in the works.

While Melania will unlikely take over Trump's businesses, he has previously handed over leadership to his son while he was president.

With Trump potentially returning to the White House if he wins in 2024, the main business concerns may be more focused on his role as president.

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