Melania Trump. Way too many of us could be roped into feeling sorry for the wife of US President Donald Trump, because, well, what are his redeeming characteristics?
That was a rhetorical question, we haven’t got all week. So, yeah, feeling sorry for Melania is a bit of a trap. She’s rich, she’s privileged, her politics match all too closely with her husband’s and she is not as stupid as some would make out.
Unfortunately, though, she’s developed her husband’s knack for turning himself into the real victim here, the real person being hard done by, all while launching a campaign to stop bullying on social media.
In an upcoming interview wth ABC News, ahead of the US mid-term elections, and to promote Melania’s documentary: Melania: Being The First Lady, Melania’s says a lot, and so far, the things that have been teased ahead of the interview’s broadcast are, well, iffy.
First off, related to the recent story of Judge Kavanaugh, who’s made it onto the Supreme Court despite Dr Christine Blasey Ford alleging that he assaulted her as a teenager, Melania claimed that women who allege abuse must produce ‘really hard evidence’.
Really hard evidence like, say, a tape where your husband brags about grabbing unsuspecting women ‘by the pussy’?
She wouldn’t clarify what sort of hard evidence she was after, saying: ‘I do stand with women but we need to show the evidence. You cannot just say to somebody, “I was sexually assaulted,” or, “You did that to me”.
‘Because sometimes the media goes too far and the way they portray some stories [that are] not correct. It's not right,’
Which is a fancy way of saying ‘Fake news!’
For the second self-own, Melania insisted that she is the ‘most bullied person in the world’. Now, we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors at the White House. But we do know that when you’re married to one of the biggest bullies in the world (President Maduro and Mohammed Bin Salman still exist), who has made a thing of going after smaller and less protected people online.
People have suggested Melania is ‘trolling’ Trump with her campaign, Be Best, which sets out to stop online bullying, but, as a strong advocate of some of Trump’s meanest policies, is she really an innocent in all this?