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POTUS Dismisses Claims That FLOTUS Isn't On Board With Him Being President

The dreaded gossip mills churn away on a non-stop basis, and an inordinate amount of time has to be devoted to separating fact from fiction. That’s true whether we’re talking about the worlds of business, entertainment, or sports, and it’s especially true in the world of politics.

The political news cycle goes through various peaks and valleys, and some of those valleys bear a striking resemblance to the chatter that one would find in a middle school lunchroom.

Whispers of who said what to whom and whatnot quickly grow legs and turn into a thing. Before too long, that thing becomes a living, breathing story that anyone and everybody is talking about.

That scenario plays out all the time, and one of the most recent examples comes courtesy of a story about First Lady Melania Trump that gained a ton of traction. As the Independent shares, the report centered on the premise that FLOTUS has no desire to be in the White House, and it implies that she wished her husband either didn’t win or run for office in the first place.

The piece came from Vanity Fair, and it painted a pretty vivid picture of the First Lady’s feelings.

"This isn’t something she wanted and it isn’t something he ever thought he’d win," the story read in part.

Both the president and the First Lady would wind up responding to refute the report, with the former taking to his preferred medium of social media.

“Melania, our great and very hard working First Lady, who truly loves what she is doing, always thought that “if you run, you will win.” She would tell everyone that, “no doubt, he will win.” I also felt I would win (or I would not have run) - and Country is doing great!” the president wrote.

The First Lady would go the statement route, and her spokesperson vehemently denied the report while throwing a ton of shade on it.

"As a magazine tailored to women it is shameful that they continue to write salacious and false stories meant to demean Ms Trump, rather than focus on her positive work as First Lady as a supportive wife and mother," the statement read in part.

The piece wasn’t all negative, as it noted that the "permanent staff of the White House adore the First Lady. Part of the affection may be due to the fact that, unlike the Obamas, Melania is accustomed to dealing with a staff."

So what’s the deal here? Is the First Lady secretly miserable? We have no idea, and there’s absolutely zero reason to speculate about that.

Unless Melania comes right out and says so herself, there’s no way to know for sure. By extension, if someone is running around telling anyone who will listen about the First Lady’s innermost thoughts, it’s wise to take that with a large grain of salt. Leaks happen all the time, but it’s wise to consider the motivations of those that are doing the leaking.

If it was someone that was really concerned with the First Lady’s interests, would they really be spilling their guts to a journalist? We would certainly think not.

Source: Independent
Photos: The White House, Donald Trump/Twitter

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