First Lady Melania Trump has been for the most part MIA for the last several weeks, raising speculation about what may have happened to her. While it was reported that Melania was being treated for a benign kidney condition, there have also been several other rumors such as getting cosmetic work done to her face or even leaving Trump for good. But as usual, thin-skinned Trump has to make all of these rumors about himself due to his fragile ego.
Earlier today, Trump lashed out at the press while pretending to defend his wife from media speculation — a meltdown that was very obviously more about him than protecting the First Lady. Trump tweeted:
The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania. During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse. All Fake, she is doing really well!
…Four reporters spotted Melania in the White House last week walking merrily along to a meeting. They never reported the sighting because it would hurt the sick narrative that she was living in a different part of the world, was really ill, or whatever. Fake News is really bad!”
Trump didn’t care at all about these rumors for weeks — but now that the rumors are involving him and the fact that the First Lady is refusing to join him at several major events and upcoming summits, Trump is freaking out because it reflects poorly on his own image. In reality, Trump probably doesn’t care too much about what is going on with Melania, as the couple barely spends any time together. She is just an extension of his image, and that’s the only reason why Trump is keeping this humiliating act up.
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