After being Donald Trump’s right-hand woman for the entirety of his 2016 presidential campaign and four-year presidency, Melania Trump is nowhere to be seen during Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign.

Melania was beside the former President at his kickoff announcement in November and standing quietly next to him at his New Year’s Eve festivity at Mar-a-Lago – though she appeared disgusted by his sweaty hands.


At his first rallies in South Carolina and New Hampshire, die-hard fans and supporters expected to see the former First Lady but she was nowhere to be seen. The former President was in a league of his own when running for office in 2016, using his family as part of his campaign strategy. 

Melania has been very quiet about her role in her husband’s second run for the presidency but told Breitbart News in November, “I support my husband’s decision to run for president of this wonderful Nation. His achievements during his administration had a great effect on all of us, and he can lead us toward success and prosperity again. I await the day when my husband returns to lead an America that is characterized by peace, love, and security.” 

In addition to Melania’s absence, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, once key aides to the White House administration under Trump, made it clear that they would be sitting his election out.

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