Daily US Times: As the former Republican president Donald Trump publicly mulls his political future, playing a game of “will he-won’t he” in a potential bid presidential campaign in 2024, there is one key person noticeably quiet. Again.
Mr Trump’s wife Melania Trump, perhaps the most private first lady in modern history, has retreated more and more from the spotlight since she left the White House last January. Melania Trump has been seen publicly just once this summer, spotted by photographers in July while leaving Trump Tower in New York City, accompanied by her son Barron Trump.
Last month, she returned from her summer sojourn in New Jersey to Florida’s Palm Beach, where friends say she will reside fulltime at Mar-a-Lago while her son attends a private high school. She’s giving up the Manhattan life she knew pre-Washington time, a period of time that granted her as much anonymity as possible for being the wife of Donald Trump.
According to several people who spoke with CNN about her mindset, the former First Lady’s disinterest in public political life runs deep enough that she has gone so far as to tell several friends that not only does she not intend to bolster her husband’s inflated political ambitions, she has zero desire for a White House redux.
One person, who had a close relationship with Melania Trump during her White House tenure, said: “Being first lady again is not what she wants. “For her, it was a chapter — and it’s over, and that’s that.”