By Daniel M | December 2, 2019
A new unauthorized biography of Melania Trump is coming out this week, and it makes a series of surprising allegations about the notoriously private First Lady.
Daily Mail reported that in her new book “Free, Melania,” CNN reporter Kate Bennett claims that Melania almost lost one of her kidneys in a major health scare last year. In the book, Bennett reveals new details about the kidney procedure that Melania underwent in May of 2018 that saw the first lady be hospitalized for a week and spend over 20 days out of public sight recovering.
At the time, Donald Trump’s White House said that Melania “underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.” However, Bennett claims that friends of Melania said that they were afraid that she would lose a kidney.
“Melania’s medical procedure was indeed not minor — and that an embolization of a growth of some sort, small or large, when attached to the kidney, as hers might have been, made for a dangerous and complicated procedure,” the book states. “Couple that with the amount of pain she had apparently been in, according to close friends, and how long she had been in pain prior to the surgery, and there was concern that if her recuperation was not careful and extended, her type of condition could possibly result in the loss of her kidney.”
The book does not hide the fact that Melania’s main priority is her 13 year-old son Barron, which is something that she has been very open about.
“It’s a balancing act and my son – our son – is still a priority,” she said back in April. “So I feel I am still a mother first. He is at an age where he needs parents for guidance.”
The book also makes a series of other claims about Melania, including that she not only sleeps in a separate room from her husband, but on a separate floor. While President Trump sleeps in a bedroom on the second floor, Melania reportedly has her own suite of rooms on the third floor of the mansion. She sleeps in a two room space that was previously occupied by Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson.
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In addition, Bennett alleges that Melania has feuded with her stepdaughter Ivanka many times over the years. Bennett claims that Ivanka’s portfolio, which includes women’s issues and overseas trips to promote her causes, is far too similar to things that are typically done by a First Lady.
“The trips were, according to a source, too close for comfort for Melania, who thought Ivanka was invading her turf,” Bennett wrote.
In fact, Bennett believes that Melania’s infamous “I really don’t care do u” jacket was meant to be a jab at Ivanka.
“I believed, and still do, that the jacket was a facetious jab at Ivanka and her near-constant attempts to attach herself for positive administration talking points,” Bennett wrote.
Melania herself said that the jacket was actually meant to be directed at “the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me.”
“I want to show them that I don’t care,” she said. “You could criticize whatever you want to say, but it will not stop me to do what I feel is right.”
This piece originally appeared in the Objectivist and is used by permission.
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