0 View Gallery View Comments WASHINGTON - Donald and Melania Trump's remarkably separate daily routines begin with him getting up around 5:30 a.m., watching cable news shows and tweeting. The first lady wakes in her own bedroom a bit later, according to two close friends of the Trumps. She then readies their 12-year-old son for school, including checking to make sure his homework is in his backpack. Amid the noise and churn of the Trump administration - most recently about how the president paid money to silence Stormy Daniels - Melania Trump has settled into a quieter routine, often apart from the president, raising their son and carving out a place for herself in a most untraditional White House. The first lady has not directly addressed the affairs that Daniels and another woman, Karen McDougal, said they had with her husband. But she has noticeably begun to raise her profile, independent from the president's, and she has called a news conference in the White House Rose … [Read more...] about A year into the presidency, Melania Trump raises her profile
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Lifestyle by Mary Jordan, Emily Heil and Josh Dawsey by Mary Jordan, Emily Heil and Josh Dawsey Email the author May 6 at 5:43 PM Email the author According to several White House staff members, first lady Melania Trump has erected a de facto wall between the East Wing, where she is renovating her office and enjoying growing popularity, and the West Wing, where her husband works. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Donald and Melania Trump’s remarkably separate daily routines begin with him getting up around 5:30 a.m., watching cable news shows and tweeting. The first lady wakes in her own bedroom a bit later, according … [Read more...] about Inside Melania Trump’s complicated White House life: Separate schedules, different priorities
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Reliable Source by Helena Andrews-Dyer and Emily Heil by Helena Andrews-Dyer and Emily Heil Email the author April 24 at 10:32 PM Email the author Would the signature Trump bling break through the looming gray clouds on the night of his administration’s first state dinner? The answer on Tuesday was yes. On an already symbolic evening that carried the added pressure of being the Trumps’ foray into official diplomatic branding, the first couple managed to pull off the glitzy party in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, without any major glitches. There were the bigwigs … [Read more...] about As state dinner hostess, Melania Trump finally seems at ease as first lady
It was three days before the most important dinner party she has ever hosted, but Melania Trump was not at the White House, triple-checking details. Instead, she was in Houston, Texas, to pay her respects to one of her predecessors, Barbara Bush.The current first lady sat among several former presidents and first ladies in the pews at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for Bush's funeral service on Saturday, including former President Barack Obama, whom her husband, President Donald Trump, has often criticized. Michelle Obama was there, too; in January, she joked on a talk show about the way Mrs. Trump awkwardly handed her a gift box on the steps of the White House on Inauguration Day. Mrs. Trump hasn't seen or spoken to either Obama since then.Also nearby was former first lady and 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton, a favorite target of the President's tweets, in which he likes to call her "Crooked Hillary," ribbing his former rival about investigations and emails.And, naturally, … [Read more...] about Melania Trump looks to history for inspired state dinner with the Macrons
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Melania Trump and Hillary Clinton: What do these two first ladies have in common? Melania Trump joins Hillary Clinton in category of publicly humiliated first ladies. Their reactions are decidedly different. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 41 Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Maria Puente, USA TODAY Published 7:35 p.m. ET March 27, 2018 | Updated 9:38 a.m. ET March 28, 2018 CLOSE A new poll shows that most Americans believe the women coming forward about alleged affairs with President Trump. Veuer's Natasha Abellard (@NatashaAbellard) has the story. Buzz60 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 41 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Neither … [Read more...] about Melania Trump and Hillary Clinton: What do these two first ladies have in common?