Former President Donald Trump has denied rumors that his wife, Melania, has no desire to return to the White House should he win the presidency in 2024, describing the claims as “more fake news” in a Thursday interview.
“Is it true,” asked “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade, “that the former first lady, Melania Trump, has told you ‘I’m not going back if you run again’?”
“No, that’s not true. That’s an interesting one. More fake news,” Trump chuckled in response, before repeating: “No, that’s not true.”
“She was a great first lady, she did a great job. She loves the people, they love her, I see how they love her,” the 45th president added. “But no, I will say this: We have to fix our country. Our country is going bad. We’re not going to have a country if we keep doing this.”
While the former president has not formally announced a second run for the Oval Office, reports swirled in September that Melania wanted to stay out of the public eye.
One person described as aware of the former first lady’s disinterest told CNN: “You’re not going to see her at rallies or campaign events, even if he ‘officially’ says he’s running again.”
“Instead it’s going to be [Trump daughter-in-law] Lara or [Kimberly] Guilfoyle [the girlfriend of Trump’s eldest son, Don Jr.],” the source added. “They have that same urge Trump has to [run] aga… (Read more)