In a captivating op-ed in The New York Times, Charles M. Blow has revealed a a stunning take on Melania Trump’s stance amid the ongoing Trump-Stormy Daniels saga.
According to Blow, “Melania knew exactly the kind of man she was getting.”
Blow describes the circumstances leading up to Donald and Melania’s marriage—the fact that he took Melania’s number at a New York Fashion Week party while he was out on a date with another woman. Not quite a foundation of honesty.
Per Blow, “He is also in the process of divorcing Marla Maples, his second wife, with whom he had had an affair while still married to his first wife, Ivana Trump.” In other words, his fidelity was glaringly tenuous at best.
Shortly after proposing to Melania at the Met Gala in April 2004 came the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, in which Trump can be heard bragging about sexually assaulting women, grabbing them, and kissing them without their content.
“When you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything,” he said.
Around that time, Blow also outlines Trump’s other sordid behavior and words, including a Howard Stern show appearance where he seemed to ogle his own daughter, Ivanka. These aren’t the words of a man with any integrity—or restraint.
Shortly after their child, Barron, was born in March 2006 came the Stormy Daniels affair, which – Daniels alleges – continued “well into the year 2007.”
“And through it all, Melania has remained. So, that’s their marriage. They clearly have some sort of understanding, some emotional elasticity — or financial dependency — that is beyond my comprehension,” Blow writes.