Why Melania Trump Wants Nothing To Do With Donald Trump's Potential Run In 2024

When it comes to Melania Trump, she might be one of the biggest enigmas of the political world, simply because no one knows what she's really thinking or even doing on any given day. Ever since she and former president Donald Trump left the White House, she has been living a very private life — she and their son Barron Trump have rarely been seen in Palm Beach, where the young teen goes to school, according to People. During her husband's last day in office, Melania recorded her farewell address as first lady of the United States and stood by her husband's side during his. However, the moment the couple landed in Palm Beach, Melania, dressed in a bold Gucci caftan, went viral when she refused to stop and pose for cameras and made a beeline for her car without breaking her stride, as detailed in the Daily Mail. It certainly seemed like she was over and out.

But it's Melania's mixed signals that has many people scratching their heads. "I don't feel like a prisoner. I'm enjoying it," she told ABC News in an interview in 2018 when asked about how she feels about her life in the White House. Yet, in the same interview Melania also admitted that she might be one of the most bullied people in the world. So, what are her thoughts about Donald Trump potentially running for president once again in 2024?

Melania Trump wants to stay out of the spotlight

According to CNN, former president Donald Trump is reportedly considering another run for the White House in 2024, despite the fact that he lost the 2020 election to President Joe Biden. And while Donald has been appearing at rallies in Alabama and scheduling private meetings at his golf club in New Jersey to drum up support again, his wife Melania Trump wants nothing to do with it. In fact, it sounds like she would rather stay put in Florida than move anywhere near the White House or even Washington, D.C. again.

One source close to the former first lady told CNN: "Being first lady again is not what she wants. For her, it was a chapter — and it's over, and that's that."

So, how does Donald feel about his wife's absence? Well, not much has been said other than him telling his rally supporters that "Melania says 'hello.'" But Melania certainly seems satisfied with her other priorities in life.

What is Melania Trump doing now?

With that said, a lot of people can't help but wonder what Melania Trump is doing now, or what is on her agenda for that matter. Since leaving office, the Trumps have been house hunting for a place to call home in South Florida, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, as Donald Trump's social club Mar-A-Lago does not allow anyone to live there. While Melania really hasn't said much since she left Washington, D.C., nor has she granted any post-presidency interviews, she was criticized for posting black balloons for her son Barron Trump's 15th birthday, according to People, and was apparently nowhere to be seen for her husband's 75th birthday, per Yahoo

However, Melania was seen leaving the Trump Tower in July in a rare visit to her old stomping ground, New York City, as detailed in the Daily Mail. Her husband Donald was reportedly seen there a few days before her visit back to the Big Apple. It's also been reported that after living the last four years in the public eye, Melania just wants to focus on her family and getting her private life back. "Melania is happiest when she is with her own family members, including her son," one source close to her told People. "She is not dumb, she just knows how to handle her life to make it as fulfilling for her as possible."

Melania Trump seems disinterested in politics

It's pretty clear at this point that Melania Trump doesn't want to hit the campaign trail, nor does she want to attend rallies or important meetings with her husband. She told Us Weekly back in 2016, "I'm very political. I'm not political in public, I'm political at home." However, it seems like she might not even be political at home any longer. Instead, per People, she is focused more on motherhood, tennis, pilates, and reading fashion magazines in her free time — in short, the things she did before her husband's political career and her own tenure as first lady. 

In her farewell speech to the nation, possibly the last moment of her political career, Melania touted the supposed success of her anti-bullying campaign, Be Best. "In all circumstances, I ask every American to be an ambassador of Be Best," she said. "To focus on what unites us. To rise above what divides us. To always choose love over hatred, peace over violence, and others before yourself." Melania might not be the first lady anymore, but she seems to be enjoying being a retired first lady in Palm Beach, where she is most likely being her best every day.