During a recent interview on The Megyn Kelly Show, SiriusXM host Megyn Kelly touched upon a personal note with former President Donald Trump, inquiring about the well-being of Melania Trump and their son Barron. In the midst of the conversation, Kelly also raised an intriguing point about Melania’s absence from the cover of Vogue magazine during Trump’s presidency, contrasting it with a profile featuring White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
The exchange between Kelly and Trump unfolded as follows:
MEGYN KELLY: Let’s talk personal for a minute, if you don’t mind. Haven’t seen a lot of Melania lately. How’s she doing and how’s Barron doing? Because I know he’s a senior in high school now.
DONALD TRUMP: Yes, he’s doing really well. He’s in school. She’s doing very well. She’s very strong, very, very even-keeled.
And she’s a very good woman. As you know, she was a very popular first lady. I mean, I go out to rallies and they have pictures of Melania with “we love our first lady” with so many posters, you know, where they’re in the audience and they’re because we’re getting big p– we had the biggest rallies we’ve ever had.
MEGYN KELLY: Do you believe they never put her on Vogue, on the cover of Vogue? And they just they just let Karine Jean-Pierre in there?
DONALD TRUMP: Now, can you believe it? Can you believe it? She was on the cover of Vogue before she met me? Yeah, And during. But once I said I’m running for president, that was, that was the end of the cover.
MEGYN KELLY: What’s a typical dinner?
DONALD TRUMP: It’s, by the way, and it’s so sad. But she doesn’t care. She’s been on the cover of the magazines for a long time, and she was on the cover of Vogue before. And she was actually very friendly with Anna Wintour. But once I ran for politics, that was the end of that. And that’s okay. She’s very, a very calm person, very interesting. And I think that’s what people like about her. Dinners are nice. Dinners are like other people’s dinners. They get along. We get along. We actually get along very well.
In this extended conversation, Trump shared insights into the well-being of his family, highlighting Melania’s enduring popularity as a first lady and her resilience as an individual. The notable absence of Melania from Vogue’s cover during his presidency led to a discussion about how politics may have influenced such decisions. Despite this, Trump emphasized Melania’s calm and interesting persona, portraying a picture of a harmonious family life characterized by congenial dinners. This candid discussion provided a glimpse into Trump’s personal life and reflections on the dynamics of his family during and after his presidency.