Who is Me­la­nia?

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Me­la­nia Trump may be one of the most enig­matic first ladies the coun­try has ever had. She is re­peat­edly de­scribed by jour­nal­ists as “an in­tensely pri­vate first lady” ( The New York Times). Ac­cord­ing to Kate Andersen Brower, a chron­i­cler of first ladies, “peo­ple are ob­sessed with her, be­cause we know so lit­tle about her [...] She is very self-pos­sessed and I don't think she wor­ries about pleas­ing peo­ple.”

Un­like pre­vi­ous first ladies, she has a small staff, — 10 peo­ple, com­pared with more than 25 for Michelle Obama or Laura Bush — and she pub­licly op­posed her hus­band on sev­eral oc­ca­sions. For in­stance, in Au­gust, hours af­ter Don­ald Trump in­sulted bas­ket­ball star LeBron James’ in­tel­lect on Twit­ter, she is­sued a state­ment to sup­port the ath­lete’s work with chil­dren.

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