Shortly after the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago home earlier this month, former President Donald Trump is furious on social media about agents rummaging through his wife’s clothes and personal items.
“Just found out that agents have been rummaging through the First Lady’s closets and rummaging through her clothes and personal effects. items. Marvelous, left area in relative chaos. Wow!” Trump posted on The truth of social
According to five people who told CNN about Melania Trump’s recent activities, provided of anonymity to protect personal and professional relationships.
She cared but didn’t like he cared,” said a man familiar with in former first lady’s answer.
“It annoyed her,” said another person. of Search, who noted that this invasion of her personal life, which caused her to get upset – not nature of the investigation that prompted the search, or what it meant or could mean from a legal point of view, for her husband.
feds in her bedroom, her closets and her bathroom were too close to her independent orbit. But former first the lady wasn’t provoked enough to do public search statement, or how it turned out up. Instead, her public statements – via her Twitter account – focused on her most obvious passion since leaving Washington: NFT.
CNN reached out several times Trump for comment on this is story and received no response.
“She’s private and she’s protective of her son And her home” added in second human.
The warrant clearly stated which rooms and areas the agents could search, as well as space in former the president is often says familiar person with details of order execution. The Trumps have separate bedrooms. in their 3,500 square feet in Mar-a-Lago, three people habitual with in layout tell CNN but Melania Trump’s bedroom and closets just down short hall from former The President’s Bedroom and home office.
At least put out and irritated that strangers passed through her curatorial and expensive collection of clothes, shoes and bags, they say who know she, she was – and remains – characteristically quiet.
Why would she say anything? says familiar person with Trump’s long silent messages strategy. “She thinks that if she stays quiet, just Go away,” says this person.
A few recent public sightings include a visit to a barbershop in Manhattan.
Cool also stems from the fundamental belief that Donald Trump’s property, however received, will not be found in her bedroom or closet.
“She would never allow him to keep his things in her room, and he honestly would never ask. says one of in people.
“(Melania Trump) always felt that Donald was doing something separate from her.” says another man who knew the Trumps for some years. The decisions he makes about his business his decisions, not hers.”
business of to be former The president of United States who remains in Donald Trump took the headlines. No matter how focused he is over in last year and half – as republican king or enclosing off investigations – Melania Trump post- Life in the White House was less visible.
Although out of in public eye, trump from the start of this year paid considerable attention on a business called US Memorabilia, using her Twitter platform – she has a personal account with 2 million followers and “official” office Account with 124 000 followers – promote NFTs created and sold by USA Memorabilia.
Of about 50 Trump tweets posted since mid-February half were retweeted of those posted via USA Memorabilia’s Twitter account with less than 500 followers, or her own NFT-enabled tweets on website.
“This is strange,” says a former Trump adviser of in former first promotion lady of a for-benefit business. “To talk so openly about the creation money from US themed collectibles.
Melania Trump sells digital painting of her eyes (2021)
Two people habitual with Trump’s NFT foray says she was advised of late Mark Beckman, longtime friend and husband of fashion designer Alice Roy, who designed A handful of outfits for Trump during her tenure first lady. Beckman for many years run marketing and branding agency, but recently switched to world of cryptocurrencies and how profit from new era of tech based on collectibles. Beckman in 2021 released a book titled “The Comprehensive Guide to NFTs, Digital Artwork and Blockchain Technology”.
Several attempts to contact Beckman via CNN were unsuccessful.
There is no external identifiable link between USA Memorabilia and former first lady, however, the only two accounts that the Twitter account follows belong to her, and most of in items Sales feature Melania Trump or her husband. Multiple attempts by CNN to contact representatives for US memorabilia went unanswered.
Released Collections on companies website are government- related themes like national parks collection, valor collection – focused on branches of United States military – and POTUS Trump Collection, which are NFTs. of various moments in Trump presidential history.
One NFT in latest collection – each of which the cost 50 dollars – yes of in former first pair with digitally waving american flag and mount rushmore in background; another, “45 First Lady NFT”, features Melania Trump and Donald Trump wearing tuxedos, official photo taken during their time at the White House, used as their 2020 year holiday card.
Although profit of USA Memorabilia NFTs are not public available – and CNN attempts to get it information from the company were unsuccessful – former first the lady continues to promote sales via social media.
“Very unusual for a former first lady don’t take advantage of its continuation power as well as prestige after she leaves office. But I learned that it’s losing game try to make sense of What does Melania do? says Keith Andersen Brower, author and CNN contributor of “Residence” and “First Women: Grace and Strength”. of America’s Modern First Ladies.
Also not mentioned on Trump’s tweets promoting US memorabilia are the most recent of which occurred on Monday is a charitable component that former first lady advertised back in December of last year when she first announced her entrepreneurial efforts in blockchain sales with $150 digital image of her eyes.
Trump said the sales would spark “commitment children through my Be Best initiative” and these profits will provide computer science skills children who got old out of foster family system. However, no distinction of part of income or confirmation of organizations that will receive the funds raised have been announced despite repeated requests from CNN over a few months for clarity.
In a May interview with Fox, Trump said she would give out scholarships from an initiative she calls “Promoting the Future”, but only one the scholarship has so far been publicly awarded, details of which have not been published.
“Just like this in office no rules for how a lot or how a little (a former first lady) should do. Each woman approached it in her own way,” Brower said. of Trump’s unorthodoxy business model.
First ladies don’t get government money create large offices after they leave the White House, and after they husband dies, they receive a measly $20,000 for year pension. Several of in people CNN spoke with for this is story suggested that Trump is trying to establish business apart from those of her husband, who is currently mired in several legal complications.
“I would imagine how a wife and mother of his baby, she must be worried (oh future)”, says a person who knew Trump for many years. “She can at least be a little worried about how her own life will change.”
FROM one of the biggest public platforms in in the world, then it’s hard to understand why Trump supports an obscure digital business memorabilia when possible like her recent predecessors – she could create initiatives with global influence. To this effect each of in people who know Trump and discussed her recent activities with CNN was baffled.
“To sum it up, I think it’s a missed opportunity for a former first lady not to stay relevant,” Brouwer said.