Melania Trump may have thought she could escape from her husband’s insanity by going on her “Be Best” Tour, but she immediately discovered that there is no escaping her husband’s scandals.
Melania had barely started her first solo overnight domestic trip when the very first question she got from the press snapped her right back into reality. As the First Lady walked on a tarmac at Joint Base Andrews, a pool reporter shouted a sensitive question from just a few feet away — did Melania accept the apology Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer, made during his testimony in front of Congress last week?
Cohen had stated that he’d lied to Melania over her husband’s affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels, and let’s just say that Melania’s reaction to the question was telling. Cohen had said:
He [Trump] asked me to pay off an adult film star with whom he had an affair, and to lie to his wife about it, which I did. Lying to the First Lady is one of my biggest regrets. She is a kind, good person. I respect her greatly — and she did not deserve that.”
There was no question that Melania heard the question the reporter asked about Cohen’s apology — but instead of addressing it, she completely ignored it.
Per my colleague @Emilylgoodin, who is pooling Melania Trump today, the first lady was only about 3 feet away when she shouted (over airplane noise) a question asking whether she accepted Michael Cohen’s apology for lying to her about Stormy Daniels. Mrs. Trump did not respond.
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) March 4, 2019
Melania was scheduled to visit an Oklahoma school later today, and this was probably the last thing she wanted to be reminded of at the moment. Still, the First Lady hasn’t left the media with much choice other than to continue asking questions, as Melania has basically taken a vow of public silence over the last two weeks. This will be yet another trip that Trump ruins from afar.
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