Melania Trump ‘counting the minutes to divorce’, claims former aide

Donald Trump has suffered a humiliating election loss and a former aide has made explosive claims things could be about to get a lot worse.

 

Donald Trump has suffered a humuliating loss in the US Presidential election, but if sources close to America’s first family are to be believed, things could be about to get a whole lot worse for him in the near future.

His wife Melania is said to have burst into tears when her husband was elected in 2016. One friend has said: “She never expected him to win”.

Since then a source close to the couple has spoken of their “strange” relationship, and she has claimed — now that Joe Biden has defeated the President — it is only a matter of time before Melania heads for the door.

President Trump’s former aide and The Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed the 15-year marriage was coming to an end, adding: “Melania is counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce,” according to the Daily Mail.

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Donald Trump’s relationship with his wife is understood to have become strained. Picture: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s relationship with his wife is understood to have become strained. Picture: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

She has written an explosive book, Unhinged, offering a behind-the-scenes look into the Trump administration – and the President’s third marriage.

Speaking about the book on the British breakfast television program Lorraine last month, Ms Newman made several claims about the Trumps’ “very strange” relationship.

“It’s a very strange marriage. I’m very cautious to comment on the dynamics of a marriage because you never know what goes on behind closed doors,” she told the show.

“But I have known this couple since they were dating, they got married a year after The Apprentice aired.

“What I have observed in the last 17 years would make your head spin. Sometimes they like each other but sometimes she (Melania Trump) is repulsed by him.”

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Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed the couple’s 15-year marriage was coming to an end. Picture: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed the couple’s 15-year marriage was coming to an end. Picture: Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

She said footage which appeared to show the First Lady snatching her hand away from her husband as they left Air Force One following the presidential debate last week proved her claims.

In fact, over the years, there have been many clips showing the First Lady pulling her hand away from Mr Trump’s grasp or grimacing at him, which have immediately gone viral and sparked a flurry of speculation about their relationship.

Ms Newman claimed that the First Lady’s feelings for her husband were made clear when she appeared to pull her hand away from her husband as they disembarked Air Force One after the final presidential debate.

 Mrs Trump’s decision to avoid much of the campaign trail also raised eyebrows, as previous First Ladies have traditionally been front and centre in support of their husbands during election years.

Ms Newman has been critical of Mr Trump’s presidency.

“After 20 years in politics I can say it makes me really sad to see the division in our nation,” she said.

“I expected we would unify the country in some way, but I can honestly tell you Donald Trump has squandered that opportunity.

“There is so much negativity in the country, I cannot wait to see new leadership and someone who will take our country forward.”

The couple have been married since 2005. Picture: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The couple have been married since 2005. Picture: Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

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Ms Newman first met Donald Trump and Melania Knauss back in 2004 when she appeared on reality TV show The Apprentice, which Mr Trump hosted.

In early 2017, Omarosa was appointed Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison, but she was fired in December of that year.

Ex-Vogue magazine executive Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who was friends with the First Lady for 15 years before they fell out, has also made claims about the Trump marriage.

“I do believe it’s a transactional marriage. Donald got arm candy,” Ms Winston Wolkoff, the former senior adviser to FLOTUS, said in an interview with the BBC.

“Melania got two dynamic decades. She was a young model, she didn’t have success yet. She met Donald, she married, she became an American citizen, they had a son and 10 years after that she’s the First Lady of the United States.”

Her comments came she released a controversial new tell-all book, Melania & Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with The First Lady, in September.

The book has been slammed by a spokeswoman for Mrs trump, who said it was full of “mistruths”.

 

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