Donald Trump says Melania’s life as first lady is ‘not so easy’

March 12, 2018

Donald Trump says Melania’s life as first lady is ‘not so easy’ mark reinstein /

From working to resolve the nation’s opioid crisis to visiting needy children on the holidays to entertaining heads of state, First Lady Melania Trump takes her role seriously — and according to her husband, the position isn’t an easy one.

President Donald Trump told rally-goers in Pennsylvania on Saturday that his wife is a “great first lady. She’s great.” But according to the president, her life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. 

“Great first lady. She’s great,” the president said of his wife. “You think her life is so easy, folks? Not so easy.”

The First Lady Works on Addiction

Melania Trump spoke at the White House Opioids Summit earlier this month with a message that falls right in line with her previous work in prioritizing family values. She told listeners that those working to resolve the nation’s drug crisis should focus on young addicted mothers.

She also noted that while she was proud of what has been accomplished so far, “We all know there is still much work to be done.”

And President Trump seems to agree. He praised her work on Saturday, but pointed out that the committee, which includes Melania, still has much to discuss.

“We put Melania and other people on this blue ribbon committee,” the president told rally-goers. He continued:

Do you think the drug dealers that kill thousands of people during their lifetime, do you think they care who is on a blue ribbon committee? The only way to solve the drug problem is through toughness. When you catch a drug dealer, you’ve got to put him away for a long time.

President Trump framed his statement about his wife’s life being “not so easy” around her work on the blue ribbon committee, but celebrity gossipers don’t think it’s just her work with the opioid crisis that is causing the first lady stress.

Tensions in the White House?

The president made no mention of his personal relationship with the first lady on Saturday, though many media outlets have argued that their relationship is strained in light of recent allegations that the president was involved with an adult film star shortly after the birth of the couple’s son, Barron.

Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has alleged that she had an affair with Trump over a decade ago. The actress says she signed a non-disclosure agreement and received over $100,000 as hush money to keep quiet about the affair.

Daniels has filed a lawsuit against the president, saying that the agreement is null and void since Donald Trump himself did not sign it.

The president has denied the allegations.

Kit Perez

Kit Perez is a Conservative Institute contributor. She is an intelligence analyst with a dual specialty in counterintelligence and HUMINT. She writes on national security, tech, and privacy issues. Kit has a B.A. in Counterintelligence and an M.A. in Intelligence Studies from American Military University.