Renowned presidential historian Douglas Brinkley just spoke out to say that he does not think Donald and Melania Trump’s marriage is “hinged right.”
“In modern times, we haven’t had such an awkward marriage — one that seems to be, if not unraveling, it seems to be frozen. It doesn’t seem to be a very organic thing,” Brinkley, a professor of history at Rice University and CNN’s presidential historian, told People Magazine.
“It’s almost painful to watch the president and first lady together — they seem uncomfortable in the same photo frame,” Brinkley continued. “There’s not a lot of warmth that is being exuded.”
Brinkley went on to say that the stories of Trump’s womanizing “all gets through to the first lady. She knows this is happening.”
This comes after a longtime friend of the Trumps revealed that they lead very separate lives.
“They spend very little to no time together,” the source said.
Donald and Melania reportedly have separate bedrooms in the White House and the president wakes up very early to start work.
“They are not that couple that holds hands just because; she is old-world European and it’s not who she is,” said Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who previously held a volunteer White House job.
Melania’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham slammed the “persistent rumor” that the first lady doesn’t even live in the White House and stays with her parents near son Barron Trump’s school.
“It’s 1,000 percent false. We laugh at it all the time,” said Grisham.
Sources say that Melania is “paralyzed with anxiety” in the White House.
“Melania feels paralyzed with anxiety by all of her husband’s embarrassing actions and his latest lawsuit involving Stormy Daniels,” a source said. “Melania has to be very careful about what she says and to whom. She feels like she can’t answer any question honestly and she is always restraining herself from her true feelings. She has not been calm or relaxed since becoming first lady and the new Stormy Daniels lawsuits have only made things worse. Melania is doing her best to stay calm and handle everything gracefully but she can’t wait for it to be all over so she can get back to being herself.”
“Worst of all, her heart breaks for her son who gets regularly teased at school and has a hard time defending his father to his classmates,” the source continued.
Please keep Melania Trump in your thoughts and prayers!