Trump praises Melania, says: "Being the first lady, and married to me –it’s not that easy"

Trump, who often mentions the first lady during such events, had also made a similar remark earlier at a rally in West Virginia.


                            Trump praises Melania, says: "Being the first lady, and married to me –it’s not that easy"

President Donald Trump on Friday finally conceded that it is not "easy" for First Lady Melania Trump to put up with him. The Republican made the statement during a rally in Indianapolis on Friday night. The president praised his wife and then quipped "And you think it's easy to be first lady when you're married to me?" Trump, who often mentions the first lady during such events, had also made a similar remark earlier at a rally in West Virginia, the Daily Mail reported.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves to members of the press as she and President Donald Trump (L) leave the White House October 15, 2018 in Washington, DC.
U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves to members of the press as she and President Donald Trump (L) leave the White House October 15, 2018 in Washington, DC.

"She’s been a great, great first lady, I will say that. And if you think it’s easy, being the first lady, and married to me –it’s not that easy," Trump had said. He has also made multiple remarks in the past referring to the burden being in the White House can impose on first ladies. Melania, last month, while promoting her anti-cyberbullying campaign "Be Best" had told ABC: "I could say that I'm the most bullied person in the world."

Earlier this year, there were reports of the first lady being upset over the Stormy Daniels scandal when reports emerged that Trump's private lawyer Michael Cohen had entered into a nondisclosure agreement with adult film start Daniels, in an attempt to keep her affair with Trump a secret. Although the president denied the affair, his team later admitted that a sum of $130,000 was paid to Daniels as part of the deal.

 

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and first lady Melania Trump return to the White House after a day trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, February 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. While in Ohio President Trump delivered remarks after touring cylinder manufacturer Sheffer Corporation while the first lady visited patients and their families at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and first lady Melania Trump return to the White House after a day trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, February 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. While in Ohio President Trump delivered remarks after touring cylinder manufacturer Sheffer Corporation while the first lady visited patients and their families at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

There have also been similar claims made of a nondisclosure agreement by former Playboy model Karen McDougal. Trump, however, has denied all the allegations. The president, shortly after making the statement about his wife, went on to talk about his own 2020 presidential race, predicting that he will win the presidential debates. 

"That’s going to be fun on the debate stage when we debate one of the lefties," Trump said. "And they’re going to be saying what a good job they’re going to do by raising your taxes. You know, I think we’re going to win that debate."

The Republican also referred to his 2016 GOP primary performances and said: "We never lost a debate. We never lost center stage. Some of the guys are being pushed left, pushed right. We never lost center stage, right?"