Donald Trump explains where his wife has been


During the 2016 and 2020 campaigns, Ms Trump often stayed at home while Mr Trump was campaigning.
In an interview with 20/20 in 2015, she explained that she wanted to be there for Barron who was nine at the time.
After Mr Trump won the White House in 2016, Mrs Trump didn’t move from the family’s New York penthouse until June 2017.
Ms Trump was asked then if she was going to campaign with her husband before the November election.
Mr Trump has teased her return to the campaign trail for months but also defended her absence.
Mrs Trump is reportedly attending a fundraiser in West Palm Beach this Saturday evening with her husband.
Mr Trump told Megyn Kelly on her podcast in September that Mrs Trump “doesn’t need to be out there”.
Her mother, Amalija Knavs, died on 9 January after she fell “very ill,” according to Mr Trump.


Donald Trump has given an explanation for his wife Melania’s conspicuous absence from his 2024 presidential campaign.

The former first lady has been virtually absent from Mr. Trump’s campaign events as well as his numerous criminal and civil trials. She was last seen on Easter Sunday with her teenage son Barron following lunch at Mar-a-Lago.

Ms. Trump frequently stayed at home while her husband was on the campaign trail in both the 2016 and 2020 elections. She clarified that she wanted to be there for Barron, who was nine at the time, in an interview with 20/20 in 2015.

Mrs. Trump remained in the family’s New York penthouse until June 2017, following Mr. Trump’s election to the presidency in 2016.

Her husband’s vote-casting in the Florida primary in February was their last election-related event together.

Before the election in November, Ms. Trump was asked if she intended to run for office alongside her husband. She replied, “Pay attention.”.

For months, Mr. Trump has not only justified her absence from the campaign trail but also hinted at her return.

She is a wonderful, self-assured, and private individual who adores her nation. In a September interview with Meet the Press, Mr. Trump stated, “She’ll be— at the appropriate time— out there.”.

In late March, CNN was also informed by a close aide to the first lady that Ms. Trump chooses when and how she will show up at political functions. But it looks like Ms. Trump will be more noticeable as the election gets closer.

This Saturday night, Mrs. Trump and her spouse are allegedly going to a fundraiser in West Palm Beach. Politico reports that she will also be present at a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser for the Log Cabin Republicans on April 20.

She had previously attended gatherings for the group, which bills itself as the “largest Republican organization in the nation devoted to representing LGBT conservatives and allies,” as well as one called “Fix California,” which focuses on “election integrity and voter engagement.”.

The Independent has reached out to the Trump team for a response.

Trump stated that Mrs. Trump “doesn’t need to be out there” in a September podcast interview with Megyn Kelly.

Her absence sparked Melania “missing” posters to be posted online around the time of the Iowa caucuses, according to Trump critics. A picture of Ms. Trump with the words, “Have you seen this woman? Where is our First Lady? Why is Donald Trump hiding her? We miss her,” were printed on the posters. If located, please give 561-832-2600 a call. “.

During last September’s Iowa State football game, one person even hired a plane to fly a banner asking, “Where’s Melania?” over the game.

Additionally, Mr. Trump previously implied that he made the choice for his wife to remain out of the spotlight when he said to Meet the Press that he intended to “keep her away from [the campaign]”.

In the September interview, he said, “It’s so nasty and so mean.”.

In recent months, Mrs. Trump has struggled with personal issues. According to Mr. Trump, Amalija Knavs, her mother, became “very ill” and passed away on January 9. The reason behind Ms. Knavs’s passing is unknown.

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