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Melania Trump Allegedly 'Believes' Husband's Historic Guilty Verdict Is 'A Political Assassination'

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By Favour Adegoke on June 1, 2024 at 11:30 AM EDT
Updated on June 1, 2024 at 3:11 PM EDT

Donald Trump's guilty verdict in his New York hush money trial is reportedly affecting his relationship with his wife, Melania Trump.

A source close to Melania shared that she has been unhappy about it the whole time despite her noticeable absence from the courtroom to support Trump and that the verdict is "another layer of poison" in their union.

Melania Trump continues to maintain her silence on the matter in a bid to "protect herself and her son Barron," but has been tipped to appear in court on July 11, when Donald Trump would be sentenced.

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Donald Trump's Guilty Verdict Is 'Another Layer Of Poison' In His Marriage With Melania Trump

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are seen driving away in the motorcade after arriving on Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport

The former president was found guilty on all 34 count charges for falsifying business records to cover up a $130,000 payment to former adult film star Stormy Daniels.

The payment was for her to remain silent over an alleged affair they had, which would have seemingly affected the outcome of the 2016 elections if it had seen the light of day.

According to People magazine, an insider has now revealed that Melania has always been unhappy about the trial, suggesting that the guilty verdict is seemingly a harmful and toxic addition to their relationship.

"She has been angry about this whole thing for a long time," the source said of Trump's legal woe. "This [New York jury's] decision is another layer of poison for her."

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Would The Former First Lady Appear In Court?

Melania Trump speaks to Donald Trump's supporters at a "Make America Great Again" campaign rally event on October 31, 2020 in Wapwallopen, PA.

The mother-of-one had notably kept her distance from the courtroom, where she had been expected to support Trump while he pled "not guilty" to the charges at the time.

The insider who spoke to People went further to weigh in on the possibility of the former first lady appearing in court on July 11, when Trump would be sentenced.

"There are certain times she has to show. This could be one of those, but it would not be her idea," the source said. "To stand by her man in a traditional first lady way, no."

Trump faces up to four years in jail for his crimes. However, due to him being considered a first-time offender, he may get off with a lighter punishment, such as a fine or probation.

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Melania Trump Allegedly Believes The Verdict Is 'A Political Assassination'

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According to People, it is unlikely that Melania would break her silence on her husband's guilty verdict in order to avoid drawing attention to herself and her son, Barron.

The former first lady, who is understood to be keeping the 18-year-old high school graduate in a protective "bubble" at their sprawling Mar-a-Lago estate, reportedly believes that Trump's hush money trial is a ploy to get at him.

"Melania believes this is a political assassination, but she knows exactly who she married," a source shared, going on to add that "for this reason, she has chosen to stay away from media attention to protect herself and her son Barron."

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Another political source told the news outlet that it "is very unlikely she will say much about this unless the comment would be about a political witch hunt, which she definitely believes to be true."

"She will probably always be mad at him for many of the things he does," the source added. "But since she has carved out a life that does not include him all of the time, she is able to deal with it."

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The Former First Lady's Ex-Aide Claims She Would Appear In Court As A 'Distraction'

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Melania's ex-aide, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, had earlier predicted in an appearance on CNN that the former first lady would be by Trump's side for the sentencing to act as a "distraction."

"I do believe she will show up, and it will be the art of distraction. It will shine a bright light on Melania when it's needed the most when other things that are happening in Donald's life need to be shaded," Wolkoff told the news outlet.

It remains to be seen what the fate of the presumptive Republican party nominee holds, especially as his scheduled sentencing comes just days before the Republican party formally appoints him as the flagbearer for the November elections.

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Elsewhere in her conversation with CNN, Wolkoff shared her thoughts on what the former model's reaction to her husband's guilty verdict would have been, stating that Melania was not surprised by the jury's decision.

"Melania knew exactly who she married. She knew that this was a transactional marriage. She became a top model. He became a loving, doting father, and it set them up for their win for the White House," Wolkoff told the news outlet.

She claimed Melania is "telling him exactly how she feels" with her continued indifference toward the whole issue.

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