Melania 'does things her way' and uses her fashion to push back on Trump, claims new documentary
The hour-long documentary 'Woman of Mystery—Melania Trump' which aired Friday night aimed to give a behind-the-scenes and in-depth look into the First Lady's life
First Lady Melania Trump, who has been widely known to have a small circle of trust and for her private nature, has now got insiders calling her a 'radical First Lady' who is different than a lot of her modern predecessors.
In the CNN documentary 'Woman of Mystery—Melania Trump,' various writers and insiders claim that the First Lady's most noticeable fashion moments are actually times when she is pushing back on President Donald Trump.
The hour-long documentary which aired Friday night aimed to give a behind-the-scenes and in-depth look into the First Lady's life.
While a lot of clips in the documentary showed Melania in action, the former model failed to speak on camera save for a few pre-recorded clips from various interviews.
Instead, her communications director Stephanie Grisham and Kellyanne Conway offered words of support for Melania and expounded on her relationship with the President.
"She is very, very independent and she does things her way," Grisham says in the documentary. "We know that she does value her privacy so that's very important to us. We are very very loyal to her. That's not to say people aren't loyal in the West Wing, but when it's a smaller staff, I do think it's easier to keep things contained."
Conway, who is a counselor to the president, described Melania as being "a radical First Lady" who will "always do what she thinks is right".
"She is someone that came to the position not necessarily wanting to be the first lady but re-imagining it in a unique way. She is fiercely guarded and private in a way we haven't seen since Jackie Kennedy. Even more so than Jackie Kennedy," Conway declared.
Conway and Grisham pointed out that Melania is not a damsel in distress and gave the example of the work she has done with the Be Best campaign and her diligence with planning White House events.
They also asserted that Melania is nothing but supportive of her husband.
"That is probably one of the undercovered stories of the 2016 campaign is how steady and supportive Mrs. Trump was. They are like any other happily married couple. I see a lot of things behind the scenes. They're very affectionate toward one another and they laugh a lot and they talk and they're open with each other," Conway said.
Many insiders look to Melania's action and fashion choices to interpret her true feelings towards her husband and the presidency.
Her staff, however, reject the notion that the first lady's fashion choices are an act of resistance against her husband or his presidency.
"We all give her the best advice that we can all the time and then she is going to do what she feels is best. I would find it laughable me giving her clothing advice. It seems crazy to me," said Grisham about notions of Melania using her wardrobe send a message to Trump.
Insiders also pointed out that when Trump's sexual scandals were reaching their climax, Melania notably kept her distance from her husband. She even didn't ride with him during the State of the Union, which was a first for a First Lady.
New York Times opinion columnist Frank Bruni said, "I once wrote a column saying she could be our greatest first lady. Melania could do something that no first lady before her has done which is actually kind of stop the monster. Stop him by waging this sort of subtle campaign."
Bruni also believes that Melania's 'Be Best' campaign is a shade to her husband's abusive tendencies on social media. "I think cyberbullying is picked on purpose. She just happened to land on that one and it's what her husband does every hour on Twitter. It is impossible to view that as anything but a sort of slap of her husband."