Melania Trump is serving as the only port in a storm for former President Donald Trump as he faces his third criminal indictment in just as many months, with sources telling Page Six that the former first lady is keeping her man “calm and focused” amid a “hellish” period. She is, one person said, his “secret weapon” for surviving the onslaught.
Melania has been President Trump’s greatest source of comfort, even more than his regular golf games, said some of the former president’s insiders.
“Friends whisper these last few weeks have been hard on Trump, and although he always presents a tough front, these constant legal assaults are affecting his day-to-day life,” said one source close to the power couple. “Melania’s even better than his regular golf games at keeping his temper in check. She provides a peaceful life for him when he needs it.”
As part of their daily routine, Melania insists that Trump sits for breakfast with her and their young son Barron. She frowns at using phones at the table and regularly schedules time to sit with Trump and watch TV together sans cable news.
Melania keeps him on track as a father and has in many ways stepped up to fill the place Ivanka [Trump] and Jared [Kushner] once had . . . She is his most intimate and internal sounding board,” the source added.
President Trump also enjoys full support from his wife for his third presidential run as he seeks to recapture the White House in next year’s election. Despite being under criminal investigation in three separate matters, with the possibility of more on the way, the 45th president has seen his support skyrocket among GOP voters in recent months. His closest opponent, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, suffered from a glitch-ridden rollout and has since lost ground to other challengers like businessman Vivek Ramaswamy.
Trump has until 5 p.m. on Monday to respond to special counsel Jack Smith’s request for a protective order in Smith’s indictment against him over alleged criminal efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The former president appeared in Washington, D.C. last week to plead not guilty to all charges.