First lady Melania Trump is no weakling, according to a reporter who covers her on a consistent basis.
In an article published Monday, The New York Times’ Katie Rogers told The Cut what it’s like to cover Melania.
“From Melania’s energy in photos and memes, people have really cast her on social media as cold and modelesque and icy. In person, she’s much warmer. However, she is a Trump and she supports her husband in a lot of things that would infuriate people. She smiles pretty easily, and she has a sense of humor. I do think she has her own thoughts about her role in life, but we’re still trying to uncover them.”
She also added that she is no passive spouse, and will defend herself vigorously if she thinks she has to.
“I will say that if she feels things are unfair to her, though, she adopts the Trump tactic of totally punching back. She’s not a weakling,” Rogers added. (RELATED: ‘Salacious Gossip’ — Melania Trump’s Spokeswoman Puts The Media On Notice Over Stormy Daniels)
US President Donald Trump (top L) and his wife Melania Trump (top R) walk down the stairs with US detainees Tony Kim (2nd from bottom), Kim Dong-chul (bottom) and Kim Hak-song (C) upon their return after they were released by North Korea, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on May 10, 2018. – US President Donald Trump greeted the three US citizens released by North Korea at the air base near Washington early on May 10, underscoring a much needed diplomatic win and a stepping stone to a historic summit with Kim Jong Un. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 07: U.S. first lady Melania Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House May 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump outlined her new initiatives, known as the Be Best program, during the event. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 07: U.S. President Donald Trump applauds after U.S. first lady Melania Trump spoke in the Rose Garden of the White House May 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Melania Trump outlined her new initiatives, known as the Be Best program, during the event. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
That kind of energy is why so many Americans love Melania Trump.
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