Donald Trump is not backing down on his claim that the election was stolen from him, and his campaign has promised a series of legal battles to challenge the results, but the world is bracing for the transition of power that is expected to come in January regardless. Trump’s wife Melania is already be planning for life outside the White House, and those plans apparently don’t include him, according to an administration insider.
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman told The Mail on Sunday that “Melania is counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce,” adding that the only reason that she hasn’t left him already is because she wants to spare him the “ultimate humiliation” of leaving him while he is in office. Newman also said that she fears what possible retaliation would come from embarrassing him.
A moving truck was spotted outside of the White House after election day, causing many to speculate that Melania is moving out.
Melania and Donald have been married for 15 years, and according to people who were close to Melania, the relationship was never really about love for either one of them. In her book, “Melania and Me,” Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, an old friend of Melania, said that at times, Melania seemed to exploit those around her just as much as Donald had.
“I was there at the beginning. I witnessed the transformation of Melania from gold plate to 24-karat gold. I believed she had the heart to match, that she was genuinely caring and loving and worth all of our attention. Throughout our early friendship, she lived up to what I saw in her. Watching her now, and seeing that only the gold shell remains, I have to wonder if that’s all she ever was, and I was the sucker who bought the fake watch on the street corner,” Wolkoff said.
She also described a hostile atmosphere between Melania and Trump’s children, who constantly fought over control and influence in the White House.
According to CNN, Melania is among members of the Trump inner circle who are now urging him to concede.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, has said that he does not expect a concession speech from Trump, and thinks that he will not return to the White House after Christmas, and will not be present for Biden’s inauguration. Instead, he would simply “ghost” on the country and flee.
‘’He is just a loser and it is killing him,” Mr Cohen said.
However, others close to Trump believe that he plans on remaining an influential force in the Republican Party for the rest of his life.
Some reports have suggested that Trump could launch a television network or continue to host rallies, or perhaps both. Rick Gates, an aide to Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign, expects Trump to remain in politics for the long haul.
“He’s going to continue to play a significant role in the Republican Party. He’ll have that locked up for at least the next few years,” Gates said.
Gates also said Trump would likely “seriously consider another run in 2024,” according to USA Today.
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