Melania Trump, the former First Lady, marked her presence with a unique style at Rosalynn Carter’s funeral, distinguishing herself from her peers in a subtle yet noticeable manner. Rosalynn was the wife of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, who held office from 1977-1981.
At the gathering, Melania chose a gray tweed overcoat, standing out from the black outfits worn by other distinguished female attendees and first ladies. Her coat also displayed her legs and black heels.
Despite her relatively low public profile since leaving DC in January 2021, her presence alongside current and former first ladies showed her never ending role in the exclusive club of women who have served in her position.
Her decision to attend the funeral alone, while her husband, former President Donald Trump, was absent, drew attention.
In a rare interview in May, Melania stood behind her husband’s bid to return to the White House, saying, “he has my support” and that it would be a “privilege” to again be the nation’s First Lady.
Speaking with Fox News Digital, Melania granted viewers a rare glimpse into her role as Donald Trump’s confidant and champion, revealing she would reprise her role as an advocate for children to ensure they have the “support and resources they need to reach their full potential.”
Melania’s role has long been ambiguous, however. In February it was reported she had a role in the death of a top ISIS leader. Former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller shared the shocking news in his book, writing that Melania was present in a key chair in the Situation Room during the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
He said she even offered advice to President Trump after the attack on ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi, and how to address the media about the deaths that occurred during the attack.
“Her presence was unexpected, to say the least. I wondered how it would play in the press if word got out that the First Lady had popped in to watch a major military operation. Not my problem, I figured. And after all, it was her house.”
In the book, Miller explained how Donald Trump enquired about the fate of the bodies after the operation. Milley reportedly answered that the bodies would be buried at sea. The president further questioned about the two women who were killed and Milley suggested leaving their bodies on site, per Miller’s account.
Trump was concerned over how he’d address the American public over the death of the wives and daughters murdered in the suicide bombing. Melania then “took over” with a great idea.
“You should talk about the dog,” she said, Miller wrote. “Everyone loves dogs” —and it worked.