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Miloch
2021-02-12 16:35:13 UTC
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https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/politics/melania-trump-mar-a-lago-impeachment/index.html

(CNN) — While former President Donald Trump watches his second impeachment trial
unfold, Melania Trump spends most of her time post-White House relaxing at the
spa and staying out of the fray.

Though she has been checking in on the trial, says one source familiar with her
interest level, the former first lady has mentally all but left Washington
behind, unlike her husband.

According to multiple people who spoke to CNN about Trump's life in the weeks
since she departed the nation's capital, her daily schedule has nothing to do
with politics, Congress, trials or stymied social media accounts.

"She goes to the spa, has lunch, goes to the spa (again) and has dinner with
Donald on the patio," said one person familiar with Melania Trump's schedule at
Mar-a-Lago, her home in Palm Beach, Florida. "Rinse and repeat. Every day."

Another person familiar with her daily routine confirms Trump's affinity for the
private club's spa facilities, noting it is not unusual for her to spend several
hours a day there, enjoying the benefits at her disposal, often going twice in a
24-hour period, for massages, nail care, facial treatments or other items on the
menu.

"She almost always does dinner," said a third person who has seen Trump outside
of the spa. She spends her evenings on the outdoor patio of Mar-a-Lago, where
she prefers fish for an entrée, according to the source, and is often joined at
the table by her parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who reside in a private
suite of rooms at Mar-a-Lago for much of the year.

Though she is now a former first lady of the United States, her daily routine
has not seen a significant change.

"It's pretty much the same as it was before (she was first lady) or even when
she would come down during vacations," said the source familiar with Trump's
schedule, noting there is not much evidence to delineate pre- and post-White
House activities or work.

Melania Trump's office did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.

Trump is in the midst of setting up an official office and has hired three
former employees from her East Wing staff in the hopes of resurrecting her Be
Best campaign of helping children, continuing her "work," as she calls it to
friends.



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Miloch
2021-02-12 16:44:37 UTC
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...bitter over Jill Biden's publicity
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/politics/melania-trump-mar-a-lago-impeachment/index.html
(CNN) — While former President Donald Trump watches his second impeachment trial
unfold, Melania Trump spends most of her time post-White House relaxing at the
spa and staying out of the fray.
Though she has been checking in on the trial, says one source familiar with her
interest level, the former first lady has mentally all but left Washington
behind, unlike her husband.
According to multiple people who spoke to CNN about Trump's life in the weeks
since she departed the nation's capital, her daily schedule has nothing to do
with politics, Congress, trials or stymied social media accounts.
"She goes to the spa, has lunch, goes to the spa (again) and has dinner with
Donald on the patio," said one person familiar with Melania Trump's schedule at
Mar-a-Lago, her home in Palm Beach, Florida. "Rinse and repeat. Every day."
Another person familiar with her daily routine confirms Trump's affinity for the
private club's spa facilities, noting it is not unusual for her to spend several
hours a day there, enjoying the benefits at her disposal, often going twice in a
24-hour period, for massages, nail care, facial treatments or other items on the
menu.
"She almost always does dinner," said a third person who has seen Trump outside
of the spa. She spends her evenings on the outdoor patio of Mar-a-Lago, where
she prefers fish for an entrée, according to the source, and is often joined at
the table by her parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who reside in a private
suite of rooms at Mar-a-Lago for much of the year.
Though she is now a former first lady of the United States, her daily routine
has not seen a significant change.
"It's pretty much the same as it was before (she was first lady) or even when
she would come down during vacations," said the source familiar with Trump's
schedule, noting there is not much evidence to delineate pre- and post-White
House activities or work.
Melania Trump's office did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.
Trump is in the midst of setting up an official office and has hired three
former employees from her East Wing staff in the hopes of resurrecting her Be
Best campaign of helping children, continuing her "work," as she calls it to
friends.
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Yet there have been moments of bitterness and regret, say several people with
knowledge of Trump's conversations of late, most notably since Joe Biden's
inauguration and with respect to the activities of her successor, Jill Biden.

When Trump left Washington, she had the worst favorability ratings of any modern
first lady upon departure from the White House, according to polling conducted
by SSRS for CNN.

At one time, early in her tenure, that wasn't the case -- Melania Trump was the
most-liked member of the Trump family and the broader administration. But it's
possible that Donald Trump's incendiary style, even though not necessarily
something his wife condoned, had the residual effect of chipping away at the
first lady's popularity. After the January 6 attack on the Capitol, Melania
Trump did not make a statement denouncing the violence for five days.

"She could see how it was going to go for her," said one former White House
official who spoke to CNN, noting that Trump felt she was in a lose-lose
predicament whether she spoke publicly or not. If she condemned the violence,
her husband and his base would be angered and it would create a stir about her
breaking with the President. And by staying silent, she was implying support for
what happened.

"Once (the insurrection) happened, she knew there was nothing to gain for her by
speaking out or doing something -- so she didn't do anything," the former White
House official said.

Two members of the first lady's staff resigned shortly after the deadly
insurrection in protest of the administration's seeming acquiescence.

Trump, according to a person familiar with her schedule, had planned on going to
Biden's inauguration and learned she would not be attending when her husband
tweeted he would not go.

Disappointed by the way she left Washington, she has been "bitter and chilly" at
times toward her husband, upset that her image became collateral damage in his
quest to denounce the election and procure a peaceful transfer of power, two of
the people familiar with her thinking of late note.

But Trump's most fervent ire has come from watching Jill Biden kick off her East
Wing tenure on nearly the antithesis of the path Trump took. Biden moved into
the White House right away, for starters, and had a staff hired and fleshed out
within two weeks of the inauguration. Trump, meanwhile, remained in New York for
the first five months of the administration, ostensibly to let son Barron finish
up the school year; she never had more than 12 people on her White House staff,
at times there were as few as seven. (Jill Biden already has nearly a dozen
full-time staff members and is expected to add more.)

Though Melania Trump reportedly left a note of welcome for Biden in the
Executive Residence, she has still not spoken to her, eschewing a long-held
tradition of first ladies.

Trump has also taken note of the publicity her successor has garnered.

Within weeks of becoming first lady, Biden has done an interview with People
magazine, gracing the cover with her husband, the new President, and was
featured in Parents magazine, where she discussed her empathy for families
dealing with homeschooling their children during the pandemic. The Bidens also
appeared in a televised message that aired prior to last Sunday's Super Bowl.

Jill Biden has held at least seven events or speaking engagements since becoming
first lady, on topics including military families, cancer prevention, health
care, community college education and support for teachers. Prior to leaving
Washington on January 20, Melania Trump had not been seen publicly for three
weeks and had not held a solo public event for six weeks -- a schedule not
entirely uncommon for the former first lady, who opted to maintain a less robust
calendar, her staff said, to provide more focus on being a wife and mother.

Publicity

The attention Biden has been getting has not gone unnoticed by Trump, say those
who know her. Though she is lamenting the media focus on her successor, Trump
turned down several similar offers from national publications throughout her
time as first lady, according to two people who worked closely with her. When
presented with offers and asks for participation, it was Trump who would not
want to do them.

In four years, she never did an interview with a national publication.

"Donald was more upset about Melania not getting magazine covers than Melania
was," said Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who served as Trump's senior adviser
during her first several months as first lady before the relationship went
south.

On Christmas Day, then-President Trump retweeted a conservative media outlet's
tweet pointing out the lack of magazine covers, citing "elitist snobs in the
fashion press." Trump called his wife, "The greatest of all time."

Laura Bush was featured on at least six magazines during her two terms as first
lady and Michelle Obama more than twice that.

Wolkoff told CNN it was not that the country wasn't interested in reading about
Trump, it was that the fiercely private first lady was not interested in
allowing the public to get to know her.

"Melania intentionally didn't do press as a defense mechanism," said Wolkoff,
who wrote about her experiences with Trump in her book, "Melania & Me: The Rise
and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady." "She and I would always discuss
this reasoning and that's why everything was choreographed or emailed, or be
'approved' quotes or statements that I would often write."

The lack of interest in sitting for an interview, out of privacy and concern for
what might be asked and require an answer, was for Trump a paramount strategy,
according to Wolkoff. Now Trump, according to multiple people familiar with her
thinking, is second-guessing that tactic.

But the former first lady is not blaming herself in hindsight, she's blaming
others -- former staff members, magazine editors, and corporations and
foundations that opted not to work with her because of the former President's
political rhetoric. Trump has recently been noting to acquaintances that she
thinks she could have participated in more media opportunities and policy events
had her staff been more accommodating to her needs.

"That seems unfair, but typical to blame everyone else," said someone familiar
with Trump's thinking during her White House years. "Everyone knows Melania
Trump does what she wants when she wants, and not one staffer on her team could
have done anything to change that."



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Mitchell Holman
2021-02-12 18:48:53 UTC
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...bitter over Jill Biden's publicity
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/politics/melania-trump-mar-a-lago-impeac
hment/index.html
(CNN) — While former President Donald Trump watches his second
impeachment trial unfold, Melania Trump spends most of her time
post-White House relaxing at the spa and staying out of the fray.
Though she has been checking in on the trial, says one source familiar
with her interest level, the former first lady has mentally all but
left Washington behind, unlike her husband.
According to multiple people who spoke to CNN about Trump's life in
the weeks since she departed the nation's capital, her daily schedule
has nothing to do with politics, Congress, trials or stymied social
media accounts.
"She goes to the spa, has lunch, goes to the spa (again) and has
dinner with Donald on the patio," said one person familiar with
Melania Trump's schedule at Mar-a-Lago, her home in Palm Beach,
Florida. "Rinse and repeat. Every day."
Another person familiar with her daily routine confirms Trump's
affinity for the private club's spa facilities, noting it is not
unusual for her to spend several hours a day there, enjoying the
benefits at her disposal, often going twice in a 24-hour period, for
massages, nail care, facial treatments or other items on the menu.
"She almost always does dinner," said a third person who has seen
Trump outside of the spa. She spends her evenings on the outdoor patio
of Mar-a-Lago, where she prefers fish for an entrée, according to the
source, and is often joined at the table by her parents, Viktor and
Amalija Knavs, who reside in a private suite of rooms at Mar-a-Lago
for much of the year.
Though she is now a former first lady of the United States, her daily
routine has not seen a significant change.
"It's pretty much the same as it was before (she was first lady) or
even when she would come down during vacations," said the source
familiar with Trump's schedule, noting there is not much evidence to
delineate pre- and post-White House activities or work.
Melania Trump's office did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.
Trump is in the midst of setting up an official office and has hired
three former employees from her East Wing staff in the hopes of
resurrecting her Be Best campaign of helping children, continuing her
"work," as she calls it to friends.
I am surprised she hasn't divorced his
cheating ass yet. You know that is coming.....
Miloch
2021-02-12 19:10:02 UTC
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In article <***@216.166.97.131>, Mitchell Holman
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Post by Mitchell Holman
Post by Miloch
...bitter over Jill Biden's publicity
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/politics/melania-trump-mar-a-lago-impeac
hment/index.html
(CNN) — While former President Donald Trump watches his second
impeachment trial unfold, Melania Trump spends most of her time
post-White House relaxing at the spa and staying out of the fray.
Though she has been checking in on the trial, says one source familiar
with her interest level, the former first lady has mentally all but
left Washington behind, unlike her husband.
According to multiple people who spoke to CNN about Trump's life in
the weeks since she departed the nation's capital, her daily schedule
has nothing to do with politics, Congress, trials or stymied social
media accounts.
"She goes to the spa, has lunch, goes to the spa (again) and has
dinner with Donald on the patio," said one person familiar with
Melania Trump's schedule at Mar-a-Lago, her home in Palm Beach,
Florida. "Rinse and repeat. Every day."
Another person familiar with her daily routine confirms Trump's
affinity for the private club's spa facilities, noting it is not
unusual for her to spend several hours a day there, enjoying the
benefits at her disposal, often going twice in a 24-hour period, for
massages, nail care, facial treatments or other items on the menu.
"She almost always does dinner," said a third person who has seen
Trump outside of the spa. She spends her evenings on the outdoor patio
of Mar-a-Lago, where she prefers fish for an entrée, according to the
source, and is often joined at the table by her parents, Viktor and
Amalija Knavs, who reside in a private suite of rooms at Mar-a-Lago
for much of the year.
Though she is now a former first lady of the United States, her daily
routine has not seen a significant change.
"It's pretty much the same as it was before (she was first lady) or
even when she would come down during vacations," said the source
familiar with Trump's schedule, noting there is not much evidence to
delineate pre- and post-White House activities or work.
Melania Trump's office did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.
Trump is in the midst of setting up an official office and has hired
three former employees from her East Wing staff in the hopes of
resurrecting her Be Best campaign of helping children, continuing her
"work," as she calls it to friends.
I am surprised she hasn't divorced his
cheating ass yet. You know that is coming.....
Agreed...that vagina of hers still has a few years left on the warranty...no
sense on letting it go to waste.


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Mitchell Holman
2021-02-12 19:31:14 UTC
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Post by Mitchell Holman
Post by Miloch
...bitter over Jill Biden's publicity
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/politics/melania-trump-mar-a-lago-impe
ac hment/index.html
(CNN) — While former President Donald Trump watches his second
impeachment trial unfold, Melania Trump spends most of her time
post-White House relaxing at the spa and staying out of the fray.
Though she has been checking in on the trial, says one source
familiar with her interest level, the former first lady has mentally
all but left Washington behind, unlike her husband.
According to multiple people who spoke to CNN about Trump's life in
the weeks since she departed the nation's capital, her daily
schedule has nothing to do with politics, Congress, trials or
stymied social media accounts.
"She goes to the spa, has lunch, goes to the spa (again) and has
dinner with Donald on the patio," said one person familiar with
Melania Trump's schedule at Mar-a-Lago, her home in Palm Beach,
Florida. "Rinse and repeat. Every day."
Another person familiar with her daily routine confirms Trump's
affinity for the private club's spa facilities, noting it is not
unusual for her to spend several hours a day there, enjoying the
benefits at her disposal, often going twice in a 24-hour period, for
massages, nail care, facial treatments or other items on the menu.
"She almost always does dinner," said a third person who has seen
Trump outside of the spa. She spends her evenings on the outdoor
patio of Mar-a-Lago, where she prefers fish for an entrée, according
to the source, and is often joined at the table by her parents,
Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who reside in a private suite of rooms at
Mar-a-Lago for much of the year.
Though she is now a former first lady of the United States, her
daily routine has not seen a significant change.
"It's pretty much the same as it was before (she was first lady) or
even when she would come down during vacations," said the source
familiar with Trump's schedule, noting there is not much evidence to
delineate pre- and post-White House activities or work.
Melania Trump's office did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.
Trump is in the midst of setting up an official office and has hired
three former employees from her East Wing staff in the hopes of
resurrecting her Be Best campaign of helping children, continuing
her "work," as she calls it to friends.
I am surprised she hasn't divorced his
cheating ass yet. You know that is coming.....
Agreed...that vagina of hers still has a few years left on the
warranty...no sense on letting it go to waste.
He was a cheater when she met him, he was
a cheater while they were married, he will
always be a cheater.
Miloch
2021-02-12 20:34:46 UTC
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In article <***@216.166.97.131>, Mitchell Holman
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Post by Mitchell Holman
Holman says...
Post by Mitchell Holman
Post by Miloch
...bitter over Jill Biden's publicity
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/politics/melania-trump-mar-a-lago-impe
ac hment/index.html
(CNN) — While former President Donald Trump watches his second
impeachment trial unfold, Melania Trump spends most of her time
post-White House relaxing at the spa and staying out of the fray.
Though she has been checking in on the trial, says one source
familiar with her interest level, the former first lady has mentally
all but left Washington behind, unlike her husband.
According to multiple people who spoke to CNN about Trump's life in
the weeks since she departed the nation's capital, her daily
schedule has nothing to do with politics, Congress, trials or
stymied social media accounts.
"She goes to the spa, has lunch, goes to the spa (again) and has
dinner with Donald on the patio," said one person familiar with
Melania Trump's schedule at Mar-a-Lago, her home in Palm Beach,
Florida. "Rinse and repeat. Every day."
Another person familiar with her daily routine confirms Trump's
affinity for the private club's spa facilities, noting it is not
unusual for her to spend several hours a day there, enjoying the
benefits at her disposal, often going twice in a 24-hour period, for
massages, nail care, facial treatments or other items on the menu.
"She almost always does dinner," said a third person who has seen
Trump outside of the spa. She spends her evenings on the outdoor
patio of Mar-a-Lago, where she prefers fish for an entrée, according
to the source, and is often joined at the table by her parents,
Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who reside in a private suite of rooms at
Mar-a-Lago for much of the year.
Though she is now a former first lady of the United States, her
daily routine has not seen a significant change.
"It's pretty much the same as it was before (she was first lady) or
even when she would come down during vacations," said the source
familiar with Trump's schedule, noting there is not much evidence to
delineate pre- and post-White House activities or work.
Melania Trump's office did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.
Trump is in the midst of setting up an official office and has hired
three former employees from her East Wing staff in the hopes of
resurrecting her Be Best campaign of helping children, continuing
her "work," as she calls it to friends.
I am surprised she hasn't divorced his
cheating ass yet. You know that is coming.....
Agreed...that vagina of hers still has a few years left on the
warranty...no sense on letting it go to waste.
He was a cheater when she met him, he was
a cheater while they were married, he will
always be a cheater.
According to Stormy Daniels, sex with Trump lasted only minutes...an advantage
if a woman wants it over as soon as possible.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/08/stormy-daniels-michael-cohen-fox-news-bombshell-sex-trump


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