Melania snubs POTUS amid campaign rally cancellation - ‘Does what she ...

MELANIA is yet to support her husband Donald on the US President's 2020 campaign trail as the US election is due in less than two weeks.

PUBLISHED: 01:46, Thu, Oct 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 01:46, Thu, Oct 22, 2020

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An anonymous White House source has claimed the First Lady does “whatever she wants”. Ms was scheduled to appear alongside Mr at a campaign event in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday.


However, she pulled out of the event due to a “lingering cough”. She and the president announced they had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.

It is also understood their son, Barron , also contracted the virus.

US broadcaster CNN has cited a former White House staff member as saying the First Lady “does what she wants, when she wants”.

Melania TrumpMelania was due to join her husband at a campaign event this week (Image: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty)

The news outlet added it is now “unlikely” Ms will significantly contribute to the president’s campaign with less than two weeks to go before the election.

Analysts say the move is not typical of previous first ladies, who have tended to remain active in campaigns.

However, her chief of staff has allegedly said the First Lady does have plans to campaign solo for the President next week.

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Donald and Melania Trump smilingMelania may still appear at a campaign event next week, her chief of staff told CNN (Image: Tasos Katopodis / Getty)

Stephanie Grisham, Ms ’s chief of staff, said of the campaign appearance cancellation: “Mrs. continues to feel better every day following her recovery from COVID-19, but with a lingering cough, and out of an abundance of caution, she will not be traveling today.”

It means the First Lady has

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