According to The Hill, former President Donald Trump, the current front-runner for the GOP in the 2024 presidential campaign, has hinted that his wife, former first lady Melania Trump, may make appearances on the campaign trail in the not-too-distant future. In an interview with Kristen Welker, the incoming “Meet the Press” moderator, Trump mentioned that Melania’s involvement in the campaign might happen “pretty soon.” He also acknowledged that he preferred to keep her away from the often harsh and divisive world of politics, describing it as “nasty and mean.”
Melania Trump, who is 53 years old, was known for her privacy during her time as first lady and has largely refrained from participating in campaign events. Her most notable appearance during the 2024 campaign was at the launch event held at their Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the previous year.
In his remarks, the former president praised his wife as a private, confident, and patriotic individual who deeply loves the country. He emphasized that Melania is currently focused on their teenage son, Barron, who is attending high school.
During Trump’s previous campaigns in 2016 and 2020, his family played a significant role, with his adult children, their spouses, and Melania making appearances on the campaign trail at various points. However, his daughter Ivanka has stated that she does not intend to participate in the 2024 cycle, prioritizing her young children and the private life she is building as a family.
Despite facing mounting legal challenges related to the handling of classified documents after leaving the White House and allegations of efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, Trump remains a clear front-runner in national polling for the 2024 presidential race. Melania’s potential involvement in the campaign could add a new dimension to his candidacy, as she has maintained a relatively low profile since leaving the White House.