Melania Trump, the First Lady of Media

With the onset of 24/7 media coverage, there is little that those in the public eye can do that will not be broadcast to the world, usually even in real time.

From the moment he announced his nomination for office, a constant media circus has engulfed not only Donald Trump, but all those who surround him, including his family. When they first married in 2005, in her wildest dreams, the former-model probably could not have imagined she would soon become First Lady to the United States of America. But just like splitting the check on a first date, crazy things sometimes happen in this world, and this past November, Donald Trump became the 45 President of America, and Melania, the 45 First Lady. 

But this article is not about Trump, rather, it is about the 1.81 former supermodel known as Mrs. Trump. Melania has seemingly become a media causality of her husband, currently and frequently ripped apart but press and social media outlets everywhere. From pictures she took years before she even thought she would be involved in politics, to things petty things that reach far beyond her control, like her accent, Melania is rarely shown any mercy by the public.

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Just a little while ago, social media outlets decided that Melania was being held by Trump against her will, and the hashtag #FreeMelania began trending. Soon, everyone jumped on the #FreeMelania bandwagon, deciding that the First Lady was giving the public secret signals that she needed to be “rescued”. It is time the public stop ridiculing Melania, and making her out to be a victim that she is clearly not. There are already enough true victims in this world, there is no need to materialize ones into existence. No matter how much you might dislike Donald Trump, and disagree with the fact that he is president, does not mean that there should be a total lack of respect for the woman by his side. Melania is a wife, a mother, a woman, a human being, and currently, the First Lady of the United States of America. Let’s start showing her some respect.

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A video recently surfaced of Trump’s visit to the Israel in which he and his wife were disembarking the plane when social media fodder hit. In the video, Trump can be clearly seen reaching for Melania’s hand, only for her to swiftly swat it away. The internet went crazy with comments like “Guess Melania really does have good taste” and “Trump is even hated by his own wife”. It is simply unfair. No one is to know what was truly behind that swat. Perhaps Donald hesitated for a moment prior to answering the question if Melania looked fat in her outfit? Or maybe Melania felt that it would simply be inappropriate to hold hands at that particular moment in time. After all, although Donald is the president, he is still a human being, with normal marital ups and downs. Say what you want about the president, but let’s keep his marriage to Melania out of it. That’s just playing dirty.

Let us know what you think of the First Lady. 

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