Whether you are a member of Trump’s cult, or a real American, I’m sure all of you would like to have watched Melania’s reaction when her husband’s many sexual escapades were revealed. It all began with the “Access Hollywood” tape. In case you have forgotten, these were Trump’s words as he admitted to being a sexual predator.
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful— I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait,” Trump, then host of The Apprentice, can be heard saying to host Billy Bush in the 2005 tape, recorded during an appearance on the show.
He continued, “And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.”
“Grab them by the p—-,” Trump said on the tape. “You can do anything.”
Melania was pregnant at the time, and I still remain confused how this sexual deviate was nominated by the “party of family values!”
According to a new book about Melania Trump, “The Art of Her Deal,” she wasn’t pleased to say the least.
Trump’s aides obtained copies of a “60 Minutes” interview in 1992 of Bill and Hillary Clinton. He had been accused of engaging in a sexual liaison when he was the Governor of Arkansas. They suggested Trump take similar action.
“When Melania eventually joined the strategy session, she had a one-word reply: ‘No.’ She said she would decide on her own what to do,” Jordan writes in her book, which is based on more than 100 interviews. “And right now she was not going on television with her husband.”
In her book, Jordan claims that shortly after the incident, Melania made the decision not to leave New York after the inauguration. She claims that the First Lady used her time to renegotiate the couple’s prenuptial agreement.
The White House is calling the book a work of fiction.
“Yet another book about Mrs. Trump with false information and sources,” Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s spokeswoman and chief of staff, said last week in response to the book. “This book belongs in the fiction genre.”
Also exposed in the book are the interrelationships within the Trump Klan. One of the tales involves the relationship between Melania and Ivanka. On one occasion Ivanka attempted to change the “First Lady’s Office” into the “First Family’s Office.” Melania would have nothing to do with it. Melania’s nickname for Ivanka is “The Princess.”
In early October, just weeks before the election, Trump and members of his staff were watching the now infamous video. Trump’s face was red.
“Trump was quiet. [Then-New Jersey Gov. Chris] Christie knew what Trump was dreading: facing Melania,” Jordan writes.
“She was the elephant not in the room,” Christie told Jordan.
“Trump was so embarrassed that, as one person in the room recalled, ‘He turned red; red was coming up his neck to his ears, ‘” she writes. “‘I think he understood early on that it was going to create ramifications for him at home, too.’ ”
As a writer I am curious to know Melania’s reaction to the accusations of more than 20 women claiming they were sexually assaulted by the immature orange bully. I can only imagine the pain and anguish when she learned that her husband had affairs immediately after the birth of their son, Barron: one with a Playboy model, and another with a porn star.
According to all reports the Trump White House has not been a ‘happy’ White House in any way.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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