According to a report from CNN, Melania Trump wants to pack up and go home. And we finally agree with the outgoing first lady. As we previously reported, Melania Trump is already looking at schools in Florida for the couple’s teenage son while the Mar-a-Lago staff have been preparing the way, including renovating Trump’s 2,000-square-foot residence at Mar-a-Lago.
CNN reports that last month, while Trump railed against the election results, Melania publicly agreed with his sentiments. However, privately she was singing a different tune just a handful of days after the final state tally. Melania Trump reportedly tasked an emissary with discreetly finding out what was available to her regarding budget and staff allocation for post-White House life.
Yeah, that’s not going to happen:
The short answer is no. While there are post-presidential perks for such things for the outgoing commander in chief, budgets to set up an official office and staff and cover some travel costs, there is nothing from the government for any first lady, save a paltry $20,000-a-year pension, which is paid out only if her husband dies.
“She just wants to go home,” a source familiar with Melania Trump’s state of mind told the news outlet. Asked how the first lady feels about rumors her husband might announce a 2024 bid, the source added: “That might not go over well.”
We reported previously that Melania is thinking about penning a memoir. Still, according to the news outlet, Melania is “toying with writing a photo-centric coffee table book about White House hospitality history, or one perhaps centered on the design projects she has completed while first lady.”
Meanwhile, Donald has been actively attempting a coup after being soundly defeated by President-elect Joe Biden. Trump even tweeted “#OVERTURN” to rip our democracy to shreds by calling to overturn a legitimate presidential election simply because the former reality show star sustained a massive narcissistic injury. So, we’re glad that Melania has accepted her husband’s loss. Still, she should talk to Donald before he loses every single shit he has while Americans are suffering from multiple national crises. And penning a coffee table book isn’t going to save her legacy after well over thirty thousand Americans died on her husband’s watch while she sat idly by. So, pack your shit, lady.
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