The First Lady of the United States garners a lot of attention from the media and the public. In the modern era of social media and smart phones, the last few FLOTUS saw analysis of every public appearance and outfit they wore skyrocket.
As a former model, the current FLOTUS Melania Trump knows her way around a photo-op, but likely never faced the level of public scrutiny into her private life she experiences now. While she did marry a man who constantly courts publicity for his primary source of income—trading on the Trump brand— did she sign up for this?
An ally that may surprise some says the answer is no.
The dancer, actress, screenwriter and director who prefers to be known by her professional pseudonym—Stormy Daniels—came to the defense of Melania Trump’s right to privacy in an interview with UK paper the Mirror.
During the interview, the Mirror raised the question of the FLOTUS’s happiness in her marriage.
But Daniels maintained Melania Trump’s happiness is no one’s business but Melania Trump’s. Daniels said:
“People should stop speaking for her. Maybe she’s happy.”
“Everything we say about her is a projection. Some people misplace sorrow and pity on another person.”
“The entire world would be interested to know what she feels. But if we never know, that is her right and I support it.”
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 14, 2018
Thanks 👌🏾 I stopped listening after “Melania Trumps *Be Best* campaign” and started thinking about her coat. 😇😆😆😆👻 pic.twitter.com/sY3pOvdg6n
— LaoTzu (@LaoTzu5) August 23, 2018
However the point that no First Lady—or future First Gentleman—received public placement to be in their position is valid. The public voted for their spouse, not them.
As expected, reactions on social media were mixed. Most focused on the FLOTUS’s life and her ability to speak for herself rather than asking about her right to privacy which was the point of Stormy Daniels’ statements.
I feel sorry for her. She has to put up with lies, cheating. But the money may make her happy.
— Gloria Johnson (@gloriaann1960) August 27, 2018
It’s her business but she acts like a moody kid. Doesn’t have any sense of duty towards her position. But then, neither does her husband. Worst 1st lady ever. Totally MIA.
— Janet Butler (@lottacontinua16) August 27, 2018
Speaking for her? They are always talking about her and criticizing her. Our beautiful FLOTUS can speak for herself when SHE wants to 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
— Ernestine Lascano (@ErnestineLasca2) August 27, 2018
Pretty sure she knew exactly what she was getting into.
There is a lot more to marriage than sex.
— zxq9 (@zxq9_notits) August 27, 2018
Happy? “ Paid for” , most likely…. pic.twitter.com/wk1D2NxzTD
— Dietrich Buxtehude (@Buxtehude11) August 26, 2018
the woman who knowingly married a cheater after two failed marriages who needed a working visa, came for a poor country and wanted to get her family out, that married a megalomaniac. She signed up for it and she is living it. No sympathies needed. She got everything she asked for
— Regina Webster (@ginageewebby) August 26, 2018
It would be helpful if she started speaking
— Daniel (@kacang_tua) August 26, 2018
However some appreciated the sentiment from Daniels as the following shows.