Is Melania Trump depressed? Either way, photos of her sad face at the inauguration have Americans questioning whether the President's wife is happy in her marriage.
Ever since the inauguration, Americans have been wondering why Melania looked so upset. Whenever the camera was on her, Melania was beaming. But as soon as she thought nobody was watching, she started to look glum.
Throughout the day, pictures showed Melania with a sad face. One video, in particular, showed her smiling at President Trump. But as soon as her husband turned away, her face fell.
Inauguration viewers also noted how President Trump went straight to meet the Obamas at the White House instead of waiting for his wife. And many Americans compared the Trumps’ distant behavior with the Obamas’ closeness. Melania and the President looked super awkward during their first dance, as well.
President and Melania Trump have faced rumors of marriage problems for a while now. But they swear that they never argue. “We don’t have fights. We disagree, but that’s OK. That’s very good in the relationship,” Melania said in March. “I’m with my own brain, he’s with his own brain ... I tell him my way and he accepts that, and I tell him what I think and he’s the same. He thinks what he thinks.”
But many people think that’s false. And even if it is true, it’s unhealthy to never fight in a relationship.
Even if Donald Trump's marriage is strong, there’s no denying that Melania’s uncomfortable being thrust into the political world. She played a smaller role in the campaign, and the speech she did give at the RNC was plagiarized from Michelle Obama.
“She doesn’t do very well with these kinds of things,” writer Julia Loffe said. “She didn’t sign up to be a political wife. She wasn’t in favor of Donald Trump running for President. She got behind him because she’s the supportive wife, but she was trying to make him think twice, three times, four times before he did it. She wanted to be comfortable, wealthy and out of the spotlight.”
So rather than take on a big role as First Lady, Melania decided to focus on her son Barron. They will live in NYC through the end of the school year so that he can have the easiest transition possible.
But even that might be an excuse. Melania rushed back to NYC on the Sunday after the inauguration so she could get Barron to school on Monday. But their school was actually closed that day for teacher conferences. According to TMZ, though, other parents also didn’t realize the school was closed.
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