Imagine the uproar that republicans would have had if former First Lady Michelle Obama sought a financial gain. The role of a First Lady is to help the president serve their country, not seek fame in order to launch a line of products.
Yet that’s exactly what First Lady Melania Trump wanted to do but can’t now, thanks to a false claim made last year.
Mail Online published an article which claimed that Melania worked as an escort. The company that owns them, the Daily Mail, has since retracted that claim. Yet scantily-clad photos of her can still be easily found online. For example, this GQ article that leaves little to the imagination.
In a recent Washington Post article, Melania says her reputation has been tarnished. So she’s suing for $150 million. Not just because of the humiliation, but because she wanted to launch a line of products.
According to the lawsuit:
“These product categories would have included, among other things, apparel accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care, ski care and fragrance.”
Despite there being no confirmed reports of Melania ever being an escort, it’s worth noting that she didn’t just sue because the claim was false. She sued because she wanted to further her career thanks to her newfound fame.
It falls right in line with President Donald Trump and his own conflicts of interest.
The lawsuit claims that Melania will be “one of the most photographed women in the world.” She wanted to use that as an opportunity to establish “multimillion dollar relationships.”
People go into politics to help other people, not to create their own brand in order to hawk clothing and accessories. Save that for celebrities, Melania. Otherwise we’ll start to wonder if you omitted Saudi Arabia from the Muslim ban because they don’t pose a threat, or because you have businesses within their country.
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