Donald Trump: White House correspondent's new book reveals details about his marriage to Melania

Donald and Melania Trump show an impeccable public image, but appearances are deceptive. At least according to revelations by a US author.

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Donald Trump Melania marriage troublesome

Former US President Donald Trump is currently in the middle of the election campaign in the race to return to the White House. The Republican, who was President of the United States from 2017 to 2021, has won enough delegate votes in the primaries to run for the office again. He will be running against the current Democratic President Joe Biden. The two have been publicly antagonising each other time and again.

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Who is always at Donald Trump's side is his wife Melania Trump - or so one might think. The fact that Melania has so far kept a low public profile has recently caused a stir, raising the question of whether she will also support her husband in this election campaign.

Alleged tensions between Donald and Melania Trump

There have always been rumours about alleged marital crises between the two - even during Trump's last term in office, it was criticised that the two hardly exchanged any expressions of affection for each other. But should we really be worried about this? At least during his previous time in the White House, the two are said to have clashed frequently.

At least that is what author and journalist Katie Rogers (also a White House correspondent for The New York Times), claims in her recently published book American Woman: The Transformation of the Modern First Lady, from Hillary Clinton to Jill Biden. In it, she describes several situations in which Trump and his wife had serious arguments. The magazines t-online, Watson and People Magazine are among those reporting on this.

Several disagreements during Trump's first term in office

For example, there is said to have been a dispute over the furnishings in the White House - because Trump did not agree with his wife's decisions, he is said to have replaced all the furniture without further ado. There was also a disagreement over the choice of television channel - while Melania prefers to watch CNN, Trump finally managed to ensure that all televisions only show Fox News.

According to the author, their different ways of dealing with crises also repeatedly caused arguments. While Donald Trump has tended to 'widen a cultural divide', his wife has always tried to 'soften it'. Last but not least, the scandal surrounding the hush money payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels also caused the Trumps' marriage to falter, according to the report.

However, it is questionable whether we should really be worried about all this. As we all know, no marriage has ever been truly free of disputes and differences of opinion.

This article has been translated from Oh!MyMag DE.

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Sources used:

t-online: "'Er schrie sie an': Korrespondentin enthüllt Details über die Ehe der Trumps"

People: "Politics: 4 Times Melania and Donald Trump Clashed at the White House, According to New Book"

Watson: "Darüber stritten sich Donald Trump und Melania im Weißen Haus"

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