Melania Trump’s withdrawal from public view is reportedly due to tell-all books and her strained relationship with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

Melania Trump's withdrawal from public view is reportedly due to tell-all books and her strained relationship with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

Melania Trump: A Betrayal that Led to a Low Profile

Melania Trump

Former First Lady Melania Trump has been relatively absent from the campaign trail, and there are underlying reasons for her low profile. According to a report by The New York Times, Melania Trump has felt betrayed and disappointed by friends, aides, and even members of her own family, prompting her to keep a distance from the public eye.

One strained relationship that Melania Trump has had to contend with is that with her stepdaughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The dynamics between these individuals have not always been smooth, and this has contributed to Melania Trump’s decision to maintain a lower public profile.

However, it was the publication of two books that truly cast a shadow over Melania Trump’s reputation. One of these books, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now,” was written by her former press secretary, Stephanie Grisham. In this scathing indictment of the Trump administration, Grisham highlighted the cold and distant response she received from Melania Trump following her departure from the post after the January 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol.

Another book, “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady,” was authored by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former friend and ex-aide of Melania Trump. This book portrayed Melania Trump in an unfavorable light, with Wolkoff accusing her of deep-seated selfishness that isolated her from the world.

The impact of these tell-all books on Melania Trump’s public image cannot be understated. It has played a significant role in her decision to maintain a relatively low profile during the ongoing 2024 presidential campaign. However, it is expected that she will become a more visible presence in the upcoming year.

Her husband, former President Donald Trump, is currently the frontrunner in the Republican primary. Despite a wide national polling lead against other candidates, including Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, state polls indicate a closer race, especially in the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

Melania Trump’s journey through the political landscape has been colored by feelings of betrayal and disappointment. While she continues to support her husband’s political endeavors, the impact of personal relationships and unflattering portrayals in books have influenced her decision to maintain a lower profile. As the 2024 presidential campaign intensifies, Melania Trump may find opportunities to shape her own narrative and reclaim her public image.