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Melania Trump Is Allegedly 'Distancing Herself' From Donald Trump Amid Presidential Campaign

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By Favour Adegoke on June 24, 2024 at 9:00 PM EDT

Former First Lady Melania Trump is reportedly "distancing" herself from her husband, Donald Trump, and will likely not return to Washington, D.C., if her husband wins the 2024 presidential election.

According to experts, Melania has little interest in politics and would probably split her time between Palm Beach and New York.

Since the start of her husband's re-election campaign, Melania Trump has been noticeably absent from major events. She also did not appear in court to support him during his trials.

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Why Melania Trump Is Allegedly 'Distancing Herself' From Her Husband, Donald Trump

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

Melania is known for staying under the radar and has made sure to avoid Trump's campaign rallies and events.

However, according to "Melania-ologists" surveyed by Axios, the Slovenian-born former model is said to be "distancing herself" from her husband and will likely not join him in Washington, D.C., if he ends up winning the election in November.

"She's distancing herself even more from her husband and from the Washington social political scene," stated Kate Andersen Brower, an author who has written about the White House and first ladies. "I mean, she clearly hated being in Washington."

Another expert, Washington Post associate editor Mary Jordan, noted that "Melania does what Melania wants" and that this makes her "stand out in history from any other first lady."

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Jordan added that Melania sees the office of the First Lady as "unelected, not paid," which makes her less interested in committing to it.

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Melania Trump Rocks A $33,000 Birkin During NYC Outing

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Melania was recently spotted in New York City arriving at Trump Tower, carrying a Hermès Birkin Sellier 25, valued at $33,000. She coordinated her beige tote with an all-white outfit, including a button-up shirt, pants, and ballet flats.

The former First Lady kept a low profile, head down, while entering the upscale hotel amid Trump's 2024 presidential campaign efforts at a campaign rally in Wisconsin that same afternoon.

Melania has largely stayed out of the public eye since Trump's conviction on May 30 in his hush money trial.

Her previous public appearance was on June 8 when she was photographed leaving Trump Tower with her 18-year-old son, Barron, accompanied by several Louis Vuitton suitcases.

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She was dressed in a brown Max Mara jumpsuit, priced at $1,345, and carried a stunning Hermès Kelly ostrich bag.

The mother-son pair boarded a black SUV heading to their luxurious Bedminster, New Jersey estate, which they consider their "haven."

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Melania Trump To Host $100K-Per-Head Fundraiser For Log Cabin Republicans

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 54-year-old is set to make a rare political appearance on July 8, hosting a fundraiser at Trump Tower in Manhattan for her husband. The $100,000-per-head event will be her second fundraiser with the Log Cabin Republicans this campaign season.

Just days before Trump's sentencing in the New York hush money trial, Melania is scheduled to headline the fundraiser for the largest conservative LGBTQ+ organization, according to an invitation obtained by Politico.

Former Trump-era State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus told Daily Mail that Melania is supporting the group and opening her home for the event.

Ortagus stated, "While this is Mrs. Trump's second event in 2024 for Log Cabin, she's participated in many events for Log Cabin over the years. The event in NYC is in her home. So not only is she helping Log Cabin, she is opening her home to them."

Ortagus added, "As a longtime supporter of Log Cabin Republicans, it is encouraging to see the former President and former First Lady setting the tone in our party to support an organization that is vital to our grassroots efforts, to winning the youth vote, and to winning the general election in November."

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Melania Trump Is A 'Kind And Graceful Woman'

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Ortagus went on to praise Melania as a "kind" woman, noting that any Republican grassroots.

"Melania Trump is a kind and graceful woman, and any Republican grassroots organization would welcome her appearance," Ortagus shared. "It speaks to her commitment to LGBT youth that she has been so dedicated to supporting Log Cabin Republicans over the years."

"She sets an important example for all future Republican First Ladies (and maybe one day a first man!)," she added.

Melania's recent political engagements include attending a fundraiser at investor John Paulson's South Florida home in April and joining her husband for a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at Mar-a-Lago in March.

The Log Cabin Republicans event features notable co-hosts, including Richard Grenell, who previously served as President Trump's acting Director of National Intelligence.

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Former Aide Claims Donald Trump's TV Image Helped Propel Him And Melania To The White House

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Recently, a former aide to Melania made some serious claims about her relationship with Trump.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who previously served as Melania's senior advisor, posted a clip from the original opening of Trump's show, "The Apprentice," on X.

The footage featured Melania holding baby Barron and Trump coming out of a car.

Wolkoff commented on the video, stating, "Many might assume 'DADDY'S HOME' is a Father's Day clip. Not at all! Millions watched 'The Apprentice,' making Trump a household name. He needed a woman who looked and played the part and let him be the star. Marrying Melania and making her a Vogue Cover model -legitimized them both."

In a follow-up tweet, Wolkoff argued that the show's depiction of the couple played a significant role in their rise to the White House, describing it as a "mirage" created by Survivor producer Mark Burnett and NBC executive Jeff Zucker.

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