Behind the scenes in the campaign, former President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump is described as an “occasional” presence via Washington Post. She sits in on some meetings, but she rarely hovers. And, according to one staff member, she “is never shy about giving her opinion.”
With regard to said opinions: Trump listens when Melania offers suggestions, but doesn’t always take the advice. She has, for example, suggested he stop making fun of transgender athletes and refrain from his goofy arm-based dancing he often features onstage. He hasn’t stopped either.
“She said, ‘Darling, I love you, I love you, but this is not presidential,’” Trump told a crowd recently in Sioux City, Iowa, before later announcing: “The country’s going to hell in a handbasket. Let’s do a little dancing.”
Previously, Donald Trump spent some time talking to his audience about the transgender community. He referenced how their matters have become possible campaign points for politicians, which he is largely opposed to. He went on to cite examples of transgender individuals who have participated in weightlifting and swimming competitions and even added mocking gestures.
Midway through his speech, Trump had revealed that his wife, Melania, doesn’t feel it is “presidential” whenever he makes such a gesture.
“Our first lady hates it when I do [it],” the billionaire politician told the crowd.
He said, “She says, ‘Darling, I love you so much, but this is not presidential when you do the weightlifting, this is not presidential, or when you do the swimming thing, it’s not … or when you dance off the stage.'”
Trump then shared the response he gave his wife, saying, “Look. We got a year to go. Everybody loves us. I love everybody. The country’s going to hell in a hand-basket. Let’s do a little dancing.”