'She has the same opinion about everything that the public does' - Melania Trump 'furious' over ongoing drama
Melania Trump is reportedly "furious" about the circus that has become her life since her husband Donald Trump was elected US president.
The first lady famously remained in New York for the first number of months of his term before eventually moving to the White House last summer, alongside their 12-year-old son Barron. There were widespread reports that the former model never wanted her husband to run for president and had no intention of uprooting her life in NYC, where she was happy to be living away from the spotlight and quietly raising her son.
"What’s happening is exactly what she didn't want to happen. They've literally become like the Kardashians: scandals, divorces, headlines," a source told People.
Trump's administration has been blighted by scandal over the last 14 months, with the US president firing xx senior members of staff and last week, it was announced that his eldest son Donald J. Trump's wife of 13 years Vanessa filed for divorce. It's reported he had an affair with reality tv star Aubrey O'Day when she appeared on the Celebrity Apprentice.
Porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal are also both involved in affair scandals with the president.
The barrage of scandals have apparently forced Melania to once again yearn for her pre-political life, but she is focusing all her efforts on Barron and is relying on the support of her parents Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who emigrated from Slovenia.
"She was able to do whatever she wanted and have her family with her much of the time," an insider said.
"No one was paying attention to her two years ago. They went about their day. Now it’s a 24/7 tornado. She hates it."
In comparison to previous first ladies, Melania's profile has been comparatively low and she has only announced one cause - tackling cyberbullying - and she recently said she's aware of the irony.
"I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic," she said at a roundtable discussion with executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter.
"I have been criticized for my commitment to tackling this issue, and I know that will continue. But it will not stop me from doing what I know is right."
People adds that Melania isn't comfortable with publicly discussing politics, especially while hosting world leaders, and prefers relaxed conversation with family and friends.
"She doesn’t have a lot to say. She’s not a conversationalist overall. With her friends, yes. But at a state dinner or with other leaders, she’s not one to step up and lead conversation. She’s so soft-spoken. And so she’s just looking around at everything that’s going on and throwing her hands up," the source said.
"She has the same opinion about everything that the public does. What is going on! Why is this happening!"