Ever since President Trump’s inauguration, when Melania Trump seemed to roll her eyes behind her husband’s back, those in the media have been speculating on the strength of First Couple’s marriage. And as new details on the President’s affairs with a porn star and a playboy playmate came to light, this speculation went into overdrive.
Now, according to former White House aide to the president, Omarosa Manigault Newman, the rumors are likely true.
“In my opinion, Melania is counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce him,” Manigault Newman writes in her new book, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.
Manigault Newman also weighed in on that controversial jacket that Melania Trump wore when visiting the child detention center right in the midst of the blowback the President received for his inhumane policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. While the media directed the message on the back of her jacket, ‘I really don’t care, do U,’ towards the children, Manigault Newman gave a different perspective.
“She wore that jacket to hurt Trump, setting off a controversy that he would have to fix, prolonging the conversation about the administration’s insensitivity, ruining the trip itself, and trying to make sure that no one asked her to do something like that again,” Manigault Newman wrote.
While Manigault Newman’s claims appear to make sense in the context she provides them, the jury is still out on how truthful her new book is overall. The White House has tried to discredit the book, while the President has repeatedly attacked Manigault Newman as “Wacky Omarosa,” via Twitter.