Sean Spicer Reveals New Information About Melania Trump's Feelings About Donald

Former President Donald Trump only left the Oval Office nine months ago, following his defeat at the hands of former Vice President Joe Biden. However, he's begun to make public appearances again, such as holding rallies and meeting with the NYPD and FDNY on 9/11. This leaves many wondering if Donald will run for president in 2024. According to his advisor Jason Miller, Donald's chances of running again are "between 99 and 100 percent," per Forbes

While Donald might be anxious to make a return to the White House, his wife Melania Trump is not. "Being first lady again is not what she wants," a source claimed to CNN. "For her, it was a chapter — and it's over, and that's that." Another insider with information about the former first lady's feelings about the prospect went as far as to say, "You're not going to see her at rallies or campaign events, even if he 'officially' says he's running again." Melania has not made any public appearances since leaving the White House and is not participating in typical former first lady activities. In fact, she seems to have a separate life entirely. "She's not a presence at Mar-a-Lago at all. She's not mingling with people and rarely interacts with her husband's staff," a source told CNN.

Now, another person is weighing in on the situation. Read on to find out what Donald's former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has to say about the former first lady.

Sean Spicer calls rumors about Donald and Melania Trump 'disparaging'

During Donald Trump's four years in the Oval Office, a former aide claimed that Melania Trump was "counting every minute" until his presidency was over, according to The Sun. Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer denied the rumors that Melania couldn't wait to get out of the White House or her marriage, calling the rumors "disparaging." "I think the reports are absolutely abhorrent and disgusting. I have seen them together for six years," he told The Sun. "I don't have any insight into their personal relationship but seeing people speculate on the state of their marriage is absolutely deplorable and despicable."

A source did tell CNN in early September that the former first lady has no plans to attend his rallies or participate in campaign events if Donald runs for office again. "Instead it's going to be Lara (Trump, the wife of Trump's son, Eric) or (Kimberly) Guilfoyle (the girlfriend of Trump's eldest son, Don)," the source explained. "They have that same urge Trump has to (run) again; Melania absolutely does not." 

Melania is known as one of the most private first ladies, having only been seen once publicly since leaving office and participating in less than five on-camera interviews during Donald's four years in office, so it seems likely that we won't be hearing from her about her thoughts on this matter.

Melania never seemed interested in being first lady

Even during Donald Trump's tenure as president, Melania Trump was much less involved than other first ladies of the recent past, like Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. She did not even move into the White House for the first six months of Donald's presidency, opting instead to continue living at Trump Tower in New York City with her teenage son Barron so he could finish school, according to The Mercury News. Per the outlet, Melania and Barron were rumored to have never even lived in the White House at all, instead opting to live with Melania's parents in Maryland. "[Donald and Melania] spend very little time together," a close friend of the former president claimed to The Washington Post in 2018.

Melania always seemed uncomfortable and aloof in her role as first lady. In 2018, she famously wore a jacket that read, "I really don't care, do you?" (pictured above) when she went to visit a migrant child detention center in Texas, per BBC News. While the media rampantly speculated that the jacket was a message regarding her attitude toward the detained children, Melania insisted that it was really a message to the media. "It was for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me. I want to show them I don't care," she said in an interview with ABC News. "I would prefer they would focus on what I do and on my initiatives than what I wear."

Melania declined to denounce the Capitol riot

Melania Trump is receiving scrutiny yet again upon the impending release of a new tell-all book by Stephanie Grisham, Donald Trump's former White House press secretary and Melania's former chief of staff. Per Politico, Melania opted not to take a stand on the January 6 riot at the Capitol. "Do you want to tweet that peaceful protests are the right of every American, but there is no place for lawlessness and violence?" Grisham texted the then-first lady, to which Melania replied, "No."

Grisham also claims that Melania, like Donald, believed that the results of the 2020 presidential election were illegitimate. Grisham went on to compare Melania to Marie Antoinette: "Dismissive. Defeated. Detached." It's unclear what role, if any, Melania would take on if Donald runs for president again — and he has been dropping hints left and right that he intends to do so. We'll just have to wait and see.