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By Sarah May on
 March 15, 2024

Melania Trump maintains protective presence over son as campaign heats up

As the 2024 presidential race heats up, attention has turned to the role Melania Trump may play in her husband's bid for the White House. However, given the intense mainstream media scrutiny of her and her son, the family is praying that some semblance of normality may be preserved for former first son, Barron Trump, as OK! magazine explains.

So far, Mrs. Trump has kept a fairly low profile, but as the demand for her presence begins to grow, insiders suggest that she will help her husband when practicable. At the same time, her focus will remain where it has always been, namely on her son, who is now 18.

Penchant for privacy

According to the outlet, Mrs. Trump does not relish the idea of hitting the campaign trail, despite having already made some noteworthy appearances in support of her spouse in recent months, including a recent dinner in honor of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

An insider close to the Trump orbit has revealed that when given the choice, Melania Trump would opt to spend time with Barron rather than schmooze political donors or voters at large.

“She dislikes a petting zoo. She goes when she has to but if it's not essential, she prefers to stay out of the public eye,” the source revealed.

The insider went on, “When an event is packed full of campaigning types and crowd of people, even at Mar-a-Lago, she tries to opt out.”

While some wives might feel a tinge of guilt for harboring such sentiments, the source noted that Mrs. Trump has no such regret, saying that in terms of the former president, there are “so many people who want to talk to him and be around him that he doesn't dwell on who is not there.”

Unwavering devotion

Besides her seeming distaste for the limelight, the other constant in Melania Trump's life has been her uncompromising commitment to ensuring the well-being of Barron, spending the bulk of her time seeing to his education, athletic pursuits, and overall development.

“Melania's main job is taking care of Barron, and I think it's possible that she will follow him wherever he goes to school,” the insider opined, referencing the upcoming college years.

The source went on to note that “Barron is shy and reserved, and she has been a good mother to him all of these years,” underscoring the fact that Mrs. Trump has always made her son the top priority in her life.

Helping the cause

Despite Mrs. Trump's clear preference for privacy and her focus on Barron, her husband hinted earlier this year that she was ready and willing to do what was necessary for the betterment of the country, as the New York Post noted at the time.

The former president told Fox News' Laura Ingraham in February, “It's funny, she was a very successful model, very, very successful, and yet she was a private person.”

Mr. Trump further mused, “Her life revolves around that boy. It's so important to her. At the same time, it also revolves around her country and the success of our country,” and the appearance of Barron in publicly released holiday photos taken at Mar-a-Lago has some suggesting that she is poised to permit him a more visible role in the 2024 campaign as well.

Regardless of how many engagements Mrs. Trump or her son decide to take on from now until November, hopefully the mainstream media establishment will adopt a respectful tone along the way and allow Barron the space he deserves as he enters young adulthood under the microscope.

Written By:
Sarah May

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