Where is Melania Trump? Ex-FLOTUS 'hiding' in Mar-a-Lago while husband's impeachment trial is on, claims report
Melania was last seen on the morning of January 20, accompanying her husband out of the White House and stopping for a brief farewell ceremony
Melania Trump has reportedly resigned herself to the background, 'hiding' away in Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida, during her husband and former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.
Trump has been charged with “incitement of insurrection” after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, which led to the deaths of five. Washington Examiner reported that the ex-president didn't go for his usual routine of playing golf and was instead “quietly watching” TV coverage of his trial. However, it was not known whether his wife joined him in watching the live coverage of his trial.
Melania was 'so popular with the people'
She was last seen on the morning of January 20, accompanying her husband out of the White House and stopping for a brief farewell ceremony organized at Joint Base Andrews before flying off to the family’s private residence in Florida. Her last words to the nation were: "Being your first lady was my greatest honor. Thank you for your love and support," she said. "You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, God bless your families and God bless this beautiful nation." At the time, Trump described his wife as a "woman of great grace and beauty and dignity" and "so popular with the people."
After the former first couple moved to Florida to start their post-White House life, not much has been reported about the two. But although the ex-president has been caught by the paparazzi playing golf and also in an instance posing with House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy after a confidential meeting, Melania has completely disappeared from the public eye. Although she has not been banned from Twitter, unlike her spouse, she does not use her official account to post her views. The last tweet uploaded on the account was a retweet of her official farewell message as the first lady which was originally posted on her presently archived @FLOTUS45 account.
A Farewell Message from First Lady Melania Trump pic.twitter.com/WfG1zg2mt4— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) January 18, 2021
It is a video message reflecting on her four "unforgettable" years in the White House. The nearly seven-minute message, which came two days before the inauguration of President Joe Biden, she said, "The past four years have been unforgettable. As Donald and I conclude our time in the White House, I think of all the people I have taken home in my heart and their incredible stories of love, patriotism and determination."
Melania happy about Trump's Twitter ban
According to some recent reports, Trump's Twitter ban has apparently been a blessing not only for the former president but also forMelania. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Trump’s trusted aide and former campaign manager Jason Miller said the president is happy not to be on social media anymore. “He [Trump] has said not being on social media, and not being subject to the hateful echo chamber that social media too frequently becomes, has actually been good," he said. “That is something the First Lady has backed up as well. She has said she loves it, and that he is much happier and enjoying himself much more.”
It seems that R Couri Hay, a society publicist was right when she previously said that the former first lady will not reappear on social media or public life after her exit from the White House on January 20. The publicist believed that Melania Trump will now choose to focus on her family and turn her attention to raising her 14-year-old son, Barron Trump, in Florida. Hay, who has been described as a "friendly acquaintance" of the Trumps told The Times that Melania will also want to focus on her family — including her parents who stay at Mar-a-Lago — and her close friends living in Florida and New York.
Melania is also establishing a post-White House office in Palm Beach, Florida, to continue her "Be Best" campaign, according to a report by CNN. According to the outlet that cited two sources familiar with Melania Trump's plans, the former first lady plans to continue her work on the "Be Best" campaign that began during her time at the White House and is a broad, three-pillared initiative, which looks to help children in terms of health and well-being, their safety online and the prevention of social media bullying as well as the impact of the opioid crisis on children.