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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:06 AM

6 Takeaways From Melania Trump's Unauthorized Biography

“Free, Melania” gets into the first lady’s relationship with Ivanka, “Be Best” and that “I really don’t care” jacket.

But no single item of clothing has inspired more discussion than the $39 army-green Zara parka Mrs. Trump wore on a June 2018 trip to the border — the one with the words “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” printed on the back. There have been many takes, but Bennett’s is that it was directed at the president’s daughter, Ivanka. “I believed, and still do, that the jacket was a facetious jab at Ivanka and her near-constant attempts to attach herself for positive administration talking points,” Bennett writes.


“Cordial, not close,” is how it was described to Bennett by “someone who has spent ample time with both women.” Bennett takes issue with the way, early on in the administration, Mrs. Trump was labeled by the media as a “vapid-model trophy wife” while Ivanka got to be a “savvy career mom.”

Bennett writes that Ivanka’s international travel rankles her stepmother: “The trips were, according to a source, too close for comfort for Melania, who thought Ivanka was invading her turf.”


Mrs. Trump unveiled her child-focused kindness campaign, “Be Best,” over a year ago. Here is Bennett’s assessment of the first lady’s signature initiative: “To this day it has no publicly stated framework, timeline or markers for progress … The likelihood that it will ever have the impact of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign or Nancy Reagan’s Just Say No is slim to none.”


While the president sleeps in the master bedroom on the second level of the White House residence — he requested a lock for his door — Mrs. Trump stays on the third floor, in the two-room space formerly occupied by Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, Bennett reports.

Mrs. Trump also has a “glam room,” where she does her hair and makeup, and a private gym with a Pilates machine.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/02/books/melania-trump-first-lady-unauthorized-biography.html

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:10 AM

1. Bet trump has a 'glam room' too.

He wears the most make-up and is in true need of a place to 'do' his hair

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:25 AM

4. Shelves with vast selections of different colored depends,

a carousel for his hidden lift shoes, and an extra tall rod for his super long ties.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:13 AM

2. I wonder where Barron stays.n/t

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Response to Raven (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:20 AM

3. With Grandpa and Grandma in Maryland.

Or, wherever the hell they live.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:28 AM

5. Seems strange trump has a lock on his bedroom door ..

the White House is one of the most secure places in the country. Must be to keep anyone from seeing his hair when he wakes up in the morning. It must be a sight like no other.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:53 AM

9. Well, when his newly appointed spiritual advisor visits to lend out some spiritual advice

being the gentleman he is, he just wants to ensure her there will be no unintended interruptions while she is advising him.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:29 PM

12. How do we know there is a lock on the door?

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Response to virgogal (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:58 PM

14. The article states he requested a lock for his bedroom door ..

I don't know if it's true and I was just joking.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:12 PM

18. Thanks.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:29 AM

6. Trump needed a lock on his door?

What level of paranoia have we reached?!

This guy has the finest bodyguards in the history of the world. He lives in a virtual fortress and he has to lock his bedroom door? Who does he think is going to try to go in?

Trump is seriously fucked up in the head.

He's also an idiot.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:35 AM

7. Porn?

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Response to Danascot (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:38 AM

8. Or drugs

Or both.

The thing is, all he has to do is tell a Secret Service agent to guard his door and not admit anyone. I guarantee that no one will be admitted.

But that's not safe or private enough for the Idiot.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:09 PM

10. Maybe he doesn't want someone walking in on him

when he waxing the mushroom.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:22 PM

11. He locks the door to keep people from seeing him sans lifts, girdle, pancake and comb over.

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:32 PM

13. Gak...

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:54 PM

16. No kidding.

I don’t even want to imagine that, let alone really see it.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:25 PM

15. Locked bedroom door? What if he has a heart attack or a stroke

in the middle of the night? Or maybe it's just one of those standard interior door locks that can be opened with a screwdriver from the outside. But, would that be locked enough for Donwald?

So many questions...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:03 PM

17. My take on these comments...

melaria is vapid but tries hard to appear that she is not. her "be best" bullshit is nothing more than a publicity grift. and the separate rooms. she maybe vapid but not stupid. LOL

and he wants a lock for his door? I don't want to know...or maybe I should

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:22 PM

19. Can we lock the door from the outside?

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