Melania Trump: Jet-setter on the taxpayer dime

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Melania's official position on the Stormy Daniels situation, communicated through her spokesperson, is that she (again) believes the salacious claims to be entirely false.

The first lady is expected to reappear alongside her husband later today during his State of the Union address.

Ticket-holders at the safari-themed bash had hoped to catch a glimpse of Melania, but were instead left to stare at a portrait of her that was put up for auction.

The first lady has kept a low profile since The Wall Street Journal reported that Michael Cohen, the president's lawyer, paid Daniels $130,000 to cover up the affair in exchange for her silence just before the 2016 election.

The East Wing told the press that the first lady chose not to attend Davos due to "scheduling and logistical issues". Incidentally, that week marked the Trumps' thirteenth (lucky for some!) wedding anniversary, which neither mentioned on their social media accounts.




It seemed Melania would rather relax at a spa at Mar-a-Lago than make a public appearance with her husband.

Melania has been conspicuously absent through much of Trump's first year in office, but changes in her schedule may indicate a change in her attitude in the fallout of these recent allegations.

At tonight's State of the Union address, Melania will be accompanied by guests including Ashlee Leppert, an aviation electronics technician who rescued dozens of Americans during hurricane season, and the parents of Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens, two girls who were killed by New York's MS-13 gang. "She is focused on her family & role as FLOTUS - not the unrealistic scenarios being peddled daily by the fake news". The most expensive trip saw the military equivalent of a 757 passenger jet travel from Joint Base Andrews to NY with only the crew on board, pick up the First Lady and fly her to Florida to meet the president, and then return to Joint Base Andrews.

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