Melania Trump Gone From Presidential Debate?

Questions remain about whether Melania Trump will attend Thursday night’s presidential debate as uncertainty surrounds her public support for her husband’s campaign. During a conference call with reporters, Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller couldn’t confirm her attendance, suggesting an announcement might be made at the debate itself. The advisory for Trump’s arrival in Atlanta only listed his name, omitting Melania and other family members.

 


 

In contrast, the White House confirmed that First Lady Jill Biden will attend the debate and a rally with President Joe Biden in Atlanta on Friday. Presidential historian Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky noted it would be surprising for a candidate’s spouse to miss such an event, given the tradition of family attendance since 1976.

Adding to the mystery, a new report suggests Melania Trump may not live in Washington D.C. full-time if her husband wins a second term. Instead, she might split her time between Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, and New York City, especially with their son Barron potentially attending New York University. Melania would likely travel to D.C. only for ceremonial duties.

Public sightings of Melania have been rare, and she has yet to appear at a campaign rally for her husband in 2024. She did not attend a June 14th birthday party for Trump organized by his fan club. Historically, she attended all debates in the 2016 and 2020 election cycles, making her potential absence notable.

While Melania joined Trump when he announced his 2024 presidential bid and appeared at one fundraiser and Florida’s primary voting, she has not been visibly supportive during his current campaign. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former friend turned critic, noted that Melania has not been actively by Trump’s side.

Melania Trump is scheduled to make a rare political appearance on July 8th at a fundraiser for Log Cabin Republicans, a conservative LGBTQ+ organization, at Trump Tower in New York. This will be her second fundraiser for the group, following an event at Mar-a-Lago in April. The upcoming fundraiser will charge attendees $100,000 per head.

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