How Melania Trump Really Feels About Leaving The White House

Ever since President Donald Trump falsely inflated his inauguration crowd size back in 2017, it's essentially been a non-stop rollercoaster of drama at the White House. And it appears Melania Trump is firmly strapped in. 

Whether or not you agree with Donald Trump's politics, his presidency ultimately did feel like an actual reality show. The flame got snuffed out for countless loyal cabinet memberspress secretaries, and eventually, a Twitter account. Every day felt like roulette in terms of what the unconventional 45th president would say or tweet. But Melania made it to the final rose ceremony. Metaphors aside, she stood by her husband. Not every headline-making moment was fantastic for Melania; remember jacket-gate? Or what about the audio of the first lady (who by tradition helms the White House Christmas decorations every year) saying, "Who gives a f*** about Christmas stuff and decoration?" And then there's her controversial statement about the Washington D.C. riots. She may not have outwitted or outplayed, but she sure outlasted. When Joe Biden becomes president on Jan. 20, 2021, Melania will leave the White House as a first lady who largely stayed out of the political spotlight. 

So, as Donald Trump goes through a second impeachment due to the D.C. riots, how does Melania feel about their final days? Well, it seems she has made up her mind about it. Scroll on down for how Melania Trump is reportedly feeling about leaving the White House. 

Melania Trump is reportedly ready to go

So how is Melania Trump feeling about saying goodbye to the White House? As Donald Trump and his wife reportedly prepare to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently, she is not exactly expecting to feel homesick. "(Melania Trump) is not sad to be leaving," one White House official claimed to CNN. Per the outlet, Melania is supposedly showing "expediency in getting packed and ready to go," which "also signals her desire to be done with Washington and the last four years of dramatic highs and lows." Yup, Melania seems pretty good to go. 

Author Andersen Brower elaborated to CNN, "Pat Nixon is the most recent example I can think of a first lady who compares at all to Melania Trump... As Watergate raged on, Pat Nixon spent lots of time sequestered in her room alone in the Residence."

Meanwhile, Melania has seemingly sided with Donald Trump on not getting friendly with the Biden family. It's a tradition for presidents to invite the next president to stay overnight in the guest house at the White House the night before they are sworn in, per CNN. That invitation reportedly was sent to Joe Biden and Jill Biden, but supposedly not "at Melania Trump's insistence," per CNN. "She had nothing to do with it," one staffer alleged to the outlet. Oop. 

Melania Trump's plans post-White House are up in the air

Regardless of how quickly First Lady Melania Trump seems to be packing up her life at the White House in anticipation for her next chapter, the question remains: what, exactly, will her life look like in a post-Trump presidency world?

According to a December 2020 report by Business Insider, by all accounts FLOTUS is forging ahead with a more-or-less permanent move to Florida, despite the ongoing dispute between her husband, Donald Trump, and residents of Palm Beach, who continue to protest the outgoing president's plans to set up a residence at the Mar-a-Lago resort. Regardless of the spat between Palm Beachers and the lame-duck president, it seems that Melania Trump is still forging ahead with plans to enroll her son, 14-year-old Barron Trump, at a school in the area, per Business Insider

In addition to a move down south, there's also a chance Melania is planning to reignite her modeling career, according to a December 2020 write-up by the South China Morning Post. As SCMP noted, one of the myriad things the First Lady complained about in the infamous tape recorded by her former friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff was a September 2018 Vogue cover featuring Beyoncé — which, per SCMP, could feasibly signal an attempt at a comeback by Melania. 

Could leaving the White House spur Melania Trump to divorce her husband?

More pressing for First Lady Melania Trump than her post-White House residence or her potential re-entry into the world of high fashion, however, might be the state of her marriage — or, as the South China Morning Post pondered in December 2020, whether or not her marriage to outgoing President Donald Trump will remain intact after Jan. 20, 2021. 

Referring to an interview with former Apprentice star, Trump acolyte, and White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman for The Independent in October 2020, SCMP quoted commentary given by the reality television villain on the state of the Trump marriage — that Melania was, and is, "counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce." 

To wit, this wouldn't be the first time the First Lady has allegedly contemplated ending her marriage to the lame duck president. According to the 2020 Melania Trump biography The Art of Her Deal by Mary Jordan, the former model purportedly seriously considered divorcing her husband over stipulations regarding their prenup in the days leading up to President Trump's own inauguration in January 2017.