Melania Trump doesn’t travel the country with her candidate husband, Donald Trump.
But, Melania Trump has a great reason.
As Donald Trump’s third wife and mother of his youngest child, Barron, Melania Trump is choosing to be where she is needed most: At home.
In an interview with Barbara Walters that aired on Friday night, Melania Trump explained why you don’t see her on the campaign trail as much as the other candidates’ wives.
She said, “It’s my choice not to be there. I support my husband 100 percent, but … we have a 9-year-old son together, Barron, and I’m raising him.”
She added, “This is the age he needs a parent at home.”
However, that doesn’t mean Melania Trump thinks Donald should be at home.
She said, “I encouraged him because I know what he will do and what he can do for America. He loves the American people and he wants to help them.”
However, when it comes down to the really heavy talks that Melania Trump has with her husband, it seems she isn’t afraid to put her two cents in.
While it seems many of Donald Trump’s fans were attracted to him because of his unapologetic comments and ideas, Melania Trump thinks maybe he should tone down the bluster a little.
When Melania Trump was asked if she gives him campaign advice, she shied away from the question. But, Donald was quick to speak in her place.
He said, “She’s told me a couple of times during the debate, she was very happy with my performances, if you would want to call them a performance. But she said, ‘You could tone it down a little bit on occasion,’ which I understand.”
He could totally tone it down. But, that just wouldn’t be as much fun, now, would it?
Barbara Walters didn’t stop with Melania Trump. She also interviewed Donald Trump’s four older kids, all of whom revealed a surprisingly accessible and caring side to Trump that we just don’t see.
Did you watch Barbara Walters’ interview with Donald and Melania Trump? What surprised you about their family? What didn’t?