First Lady Melania Trump wasted no time getting the White House into the holiday spirit, covering the residence in wreaths, printing out a festive booklet, and putting up several mistletoes which will inevitably force staffers to take precautions when walking through any doorway, lest someone who has perhaps bragged about grabbing women's genitals be lurking.
The first lady walked in to the East Room in a gorgeous vanilla dress with a gold belt around her waist, as one of the children was overheard asking, "Are you the first lady?"
The claims themselves came from a Vanity Fair profile of the First Lady published on Sunday. "She was very clearly the one who said, 'Either run or don't run, '" says Roger Stone, who paraphrases Melania's message to her husband: "Your friends are exhausted of this striptease".
That seems to be, of course, because Melania doesn't have any real interest in further moving in: However much she may have encouraged her husband to run, "this isn't something she wanted and it isn't something he ever thought he'd win. It's Donald's thing.' And I think she understood he was going to be unhappy if he didn't run". Stone continued, paraphrasing what Melania might have said: "Your friends are exhausted of this striptease".
She said: "I think he's missing a little bit of his old life".
"She knew it was in his blood", Stone added.
It's clear a lot of effort went into the decorations, and with good reason: The Office of the First Lady estimates the White House will host 100 open houses and receptions in December, and expects that "more than 25,000 visitors will walk the halls taking part in public tours". However, many have found her cause to be ironic given that her husband is known to bully everyone on Twitter. The mother of Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump was overheard at a party in 2015, talking about her ex-husband's presidential prospects.
"I said: 'I'm first Trump lady".
The source claimed, "she didn't want this come h*ll or high water" and didn't believe it would even happen. "There may never have been a First Lady less prepared for or suited to the role".