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Melania Trump did not want to become First Lady, this according to a longtime friend, despite the fact that she’s apparently the one who pushed him to run in the first place.

According to former adviser Roger Stone, Donald Trump had always wanted to run and Melania told him he should do it but neither believed that he would win. I would guess, if this is true, to simply get it off of his back.

As reported by Sarah Ellison for Vanity Fair:

It is unlikely that Melania Trump used this exact language. But another source has backed up Stone’s account: that it was in part Melania’s impatience with her husband’s dithering that helped push Trump to declare his candidacy. “She knew it was in his blood,” Stone said. “He always wanted to run. She is the one who pushed him to run just by saying run or do not run.

I don’t think she was ever too crazy about it.” She knew her husband wanted to run for president. And she knew that, if he didn’t, he was likely to be knocking around their gilded triplex in Trump Tower, muttering about how he should have done so. “She said, ‘It’s not my thing. It’s Donald’s thing,’ ” according to Stone. “And I think she understood he was going to be unhappy if he didn’t run.”

Melania Trump is an unusual First Lady. She is only the second FLOTUS in history not to have been born in the U.S. (The first was Louisa Adams, John Quincy’s wife, who was born in England.) She is the only one to have been raised in a Communist country. She is the only First Lady to delay moving with her husband to the White House, in her case, until five months after the inauguration.

She is the only one to be the third wife of a president, and the only one to have ever posed nude for published photographs. She is fiercely protective of her son, but, unlike other First Ladies, the mystery around her day-to-day movements gives rise to rumors that she spends less time than is typical in the White House.

Again… if this is true. What do you think? Here’s more from The Hill.

As reported by Jacqueline Thomsen for The Hill:

Melania Trump didn’t want to become first lady “come hell or high water,” a longtime friend of the Trumps told Vanity Fair.

“This isn’t something she wanted and it isn’t something [Donald Trump] ever thought he’d win. She didn’t want this come hell or high water,” the friend told the magazine in a new report published Sunday. “I don’t think she thought it was going to happen.”

But Melania Trump was reportedly the person who encouraged her husband to run for president, former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone told the magazine.

“He always wanted to run. She is the one who pushed him to run just by saying run or do not run,” Stone said. “I don’t think she was ever too crazy about it.”

“She said, ‘It’s not my thing. It’s Donald’s thing,’” Stone said. “And I think she understood he was going to be unhappy if he didn’t run.”

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