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How High-Maintenance Is Melania Trump And Who Covers Her Personal Expenses?

Date November 27, 2018 15:04

Like any well-off woman, the spouse of more-than-wealthy man and president of the United States, Melania Trump can afford literally anything: beautiful clothes, jewelry, as well as leading a life of luxury, including stops at the best hotels. The latter became the reason for a recent public backlash.

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In October 2018, Melania went on her solo tour in Africa presenting her Be Best campaign. Mrs. Trump has repeatedly delighted her fans with stylish yet unpretentious fashion sense; however, it didn’t go without a few mishaps. Let us remind you that one of the First Lady’s outfits was found inappropriate due to a hat of a rather ambiguous style. Also, according to official data, Melania’s stop in Cairo cost more than $95,000 for a hotel room, while Quarts reported that Mrs. Trump didn’t stay there at all.

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This brought up earlier instances when the First Lady didn’t come cheap for Americans. Quarts reported that during a trip to Invictus Games at Toronto in 2017, in one of the hotels, about $174,000 was spent on services that she was unlikely to enjoy due to her short time of stay.

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Who covers the expenses of American presidents’ wives? One could say that the costs are borne by the taxpayers since they are partially covered by the government. However, there is one nuance: this applies only to official trips when the president or first lady on his behalf represents the country. If the visit is private or combines political and personal goals, there is a formula for calculating the amount of compensation. That is, it would not be completely accurate to claim that Melania overspends on public funds.

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You may know that the First Lady does not receive a salary, despite the fact that she is constantly working. She has office employees at her disposal to help her carry out daily tasks and prepare for making public statements, as well as personnel responsible for sustaining the White House and the presidential family. In addition to her own initiatives and supporting the head of state, she is responsible for household and organizational issues. Why doesn’t she get paid? The answer is simple: people elect a president, not a first lady, although she can enjoy all the benefits that life in the White House implies while her husband remains the head of state.

Stephanie Grisham told Bustle that Melania pays for her wardrobe out of her own pocket, which allows for the assumption that it is the Trumps, not the taxpayers, who cover her other personal expenses.

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On the one hand, the life of the president’s wife seems to be a fairytale. On the other hand, as a public figure, she is under constant scrutiny and should always act in accordance with her husband’s course. They say Melania didn’t want Donald to win the election. What do you think, is she really as unhappy as she sometimes seems?

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