Former President Donald Trump’s wife Melania Trump recently made a rare appearance alongside her husband, Donald Trump, at a Halloween party on Tuesday, October 31.
In the clip, posted to X, formerly known as Twitter, the former president wore a blue suit and red tie and waved to the crowd as Melania, who donned a simple black dress, took a seat at a table and barely made eye contact with her man.
Melania forced to make one of her contractually obligated, special occasion, brief public appearances with Trump tonight at the MAL Halloween party. She looks thrilled. pic.twitter.com/jZbFEIS2Wi
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) November 1, 2023
People were laughing at the awkward exchange. One person wrote, “Melania doesn’t even look at him. Hoping that if she doesn’t see him, it will be like he’s not there. Completely forgetting that she can still hear him yapping,” while another said, “Sat down real quick so she didn’t have to look at him at eye level.”
A third simply wrote: “Melania doesn’t even look at him.”
Melania, 53, has been absent from Donald’s campaign trail over the past few months. However, the businessman revealed why in a recent interview.
“Honestly, I like to keep her away from it,” he said while chatting with Meet the Press. “It’s so nasty and so mean.”
“She’ll be with us. She’s very, very, supportive,” he continued, noting that the model will be attending events with him in the future. “Soon, yeah, pretty soon. When it’s appropriate, but pretty soon.”
Additionally, Donald made sure to brag about his beloved wife.
“She’s very popular, she actually is,” he insisted. “She’s a private person — a great person, a very confident person — and she loves our country very much.”