Report: Melania 'Extremely Protective' of Husband's Image, Keeps Tabs on Aides
First Lady Melania Trump is expected to make the move next week from Trump Tower in New York City to the White House, according to a new Politico report.
Mrs. Trump and Barron Trump remained in New York so that the 11-year-old could finish out the school year.
The report said the first lady follows the White House schedule closely and is very protective of her husband's image and agenda. It also related that she notes which aides are loyal to the president and gives her opinions about them, and criticizes the media as her husband does so often.
The "Outnumbered" hosts agreed that the White House will be a better place with the first lady, whose popularity has increased lately.
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"She has reason to be scarred. She has reason to be protective of her husband and the people," host Meghan McCain said. "The power of the spouse when it comes to political families cannot be underestimated."
Melania Trump traveled the Middle East with her husband last month, visiting and speaking Italian to children in hospitals and meeting the Pope (the first lady also revealed she is a Catholic). She has appeared more in public lately as her move to Washington approaches.
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The first lady may end up being the "Twitter goalie" for her husband, the hosts remarked. Mrs. Trump has previously said she wished her husband did not fire off so many tweets."
She proposed during the campaign that she may fight cyber-bullying as one of her projects as first lady.
President Trump speaks to his wife multiple times a day, according to those close to him, who feel he respects her opinion.
“She’s a strong influence and personality, and I think she comforts him,” said Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide who knows the first couple told Politico.