Donald Trump and Melania Trump have been through a lot. But nothing could have prepared them for what is happening at the moment. The former President is in the middle of a dozen lawsuits, as of the latest and still ongoing, the civil fraud trial that threatens Donald Trump’s whole real estate empire.
Earlier this year, when Donald Trump was indicted for the first time, Melania Trump was not seen by his side in court. Speculations about what caused that decision went through the roof – but as of today, it appears that there is one major reason behind why.
Still, even though nothing has been decided, Melania has already taken action to protect her and her son Barron Trump’s future. And it might be the difference between living a life of luxury or not having anything left at all.
In March, Donald Trump was indicted by a New York court. More indictments against him have followed, and several other lawsuits are ongoing.
Now, Donald Trump is going through a civil court case in New York, which could threaten his entire business empire. He is accused of inflating the value of his properties by over $2 billion to secure favorable loans.
However, the former President denied wrongdoing and called the case a “sham.”
Melania Trump protects Barron during Donald Trump trials
Through it all, Melania Trump has decided to stay quiet and has not been on the campaign trail or in the courtroom with her husband.
The former First Lady chose to stay quiet as Trump’s mugshot went viral after he was booed and fingerprinted at a Georgia jailhouse for charges of election fraud.
According to a People Magazine source, that has to do with not only herself but also Barron Trump.
“Melania is good at taking care of business at hand, which includes her own life, the life of her son, and the lives of her close family members,” the source told People Magazine.
“She would not stand in a circle of people she knows and openly comment on the lawsuits or the mug shot. She will have her way of dealing with this and anything else publicly when she feels like it,” the source added. “Remember, Melania is a mom with a not-yet-adult son to protect. A mug shot that everyone is talking about is just one more issue to wade through.”
Though Melania is reportedly angry with her husband over the Stormy Daniels affair, she is said to want to keep a low profile. At least that’s what Melania’s former aide and best friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff says.
Speaking to PageSix, Wolkoff said Melania would stand by her husband, but that doesn’t mean the former First Lady approves of his actions.
“Melania lives in an ivory tower of denial,” Wolkoff said. “I never expected to see her there. Her silence is deliberate, it is her weapon of choice and her protective armor.”
“She knew what she was getting into when she married Donald”
“Of course, she knows about Donald’s affairs; she knows everything. But her silence is her dignity. She will stand by her husband, as she always does. I don’t think Melania is humiliated by his affairs — but she is angry,” she added.
Wolkoff wrote the tell-all memoir Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady. The two met for the first time in New York City in 2003. Still, Stephanie and Melania’s friendship ended following a bitter feud over the $26 million that Wolkoff’s company was paid to help plan the Trump inauguration. In fact, Wolkoff argued that she was “thrown under the bus” by Melania.