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Melania Reportedly Has 'No Intention' Of Being First Lady Again If Trump Decides To Run In 2024

Melania Reportedly Has 'No Intention' Of Being First Lady Again If Trump Decides To Run In 2024
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Rumors former President Donald Trump will seek reelection in 2024 continue to grow.

Trump, who lost the popular vote and electoral college vote to President Joe Biden in the 2020 election, told conservative pundit Candace Owens on her Daily Wire talk show he has made a decision as to whether or not he will run in 2024 and his supporters will be "very happy."

Someone who is not "very happy" about the possibility of a Trump White House, it seems, is former First Lady Melania Trump.

On Sunday's episode of Inside Politics, CNN White House correspondent Kate Bennett declared Melania has "no intention" of contributing to any possible campaign, nor does she have any interest in calling 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home ever again.

Bennett emphasized Melania is a very private person, who never wanted the attention inherent with being First Lady in the first place.

Indeed, Melania and her now 15-year-old son, Barron didn't join their husband and father in the White House until five months into his presidency, remaining at Trump's New York residence, Trump Tower.

Bennett declared Melania has since "retreated" to Mar-a-Lago, her husband's famed Palm Beach resort, and is now focused on being a mother to Barron and living the quiet life she'd always wanted.

When asked if the former President has or will consult his wife of 15 years—tying with Ivana Trump for longest lasting of his three marriages—about seeking reelection for America's highest office, Bennett responded "of course not."

Bennett reminded the panel Melania was a less than eager participate in Trump's 2016 campaign when she frequently refused to make appearances.

"In 2016, when she was asked to do events, asked to go on campaign events and rallies, the answer was 'no' so often that people on Trump's campaign just stopped asking her because it was always going to be a 'no'.
"And we'll see that again this time around."

Bennett also emphasized Melania, like her husband, is an "anomaly of American politics" having not created a platform or made any public appearances in the seven months since leaving the White House, unlike most First Ladies past.

"She has not really taken advantage of the breadth and scope of the platform a former first lady has."
"Many of them are inspired by the work they do in the White House."
"They continue doing foundations, Michelle Obama, even Laura Bush, have work to do every day from their time as First Lady."

Also unlike most of her predecessors, Melania seemed to find the duty of being First Lady something of a burden.

A leaked tape recorded by friend and former aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff captured the former First Lady openly complaining about decorating the White House at Christmas time.

"I'm working my a** off at Christmas stuff."
"You know, who gives a f*ck about Christmas stuff and decorations, but I need to do it, right."

As with the leaked tapes, which also captured ignorant and unsympathetic remarks on migrant children, Melania's reported disinterest in being First Lady again has seen a flooded of responses on social media.

Several took it as an opportunity to remind everyone Melania didn't seem to have much interest in being First Lady even when her husband was in office, making her one of the least accomplished First Ladies.

Others pointed out this was a rate opportunity to agree with Melania on anything.

Many seemed disappointed Melania was trending in general, expressing their own complete lack of interest in her, with some quoting her viral, controversial coat:

"I really don't care, do you?"

Notably upset Melania Trump was back in the news was centrist leaning Republican pundit Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, who tried to sway the news away from the former First Lady by posting an image of current First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, while also quoting the former First Lady's infamous coat.

Several rumors persisted Melania refused to move from New York to the White House in 2017 until her pre-nuptial agreement was renegotiated.

If her husband—who has been consistently polling better with Republicans than other possible GOP candidates—does decide to run in 2024, it looks like it will be back to the negotiating table again if he wants a First Lady by his side.