Melania Trump showed up at the US Capitol on Tuesday to show support for her husband, president Donald Trump, who is currently giving his first State of The Union Address. However, what’s different this time, unlike other first ladies, is that she arrived separately.
Her appearance comes after it was revealed that the president allegedly had an affair with the porn star, Stormy Daniels. Reportedly, Melania went to West Palm Beach, Florida, rather than Davos with the president.
According to the Department of Defense, as reported by the New York Times, every time Melania takes a plane from Joint Base Andrews to the Palm Beach International Airport, it costs taxpayers around $16,168 per hour.
The organization claimed Melania is “furious” about the reports that Donald allegedly paid Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet during his presidential campaign.
The woman claims she initially took the money but decided to come out with the story this year. The White House and Trump’s lawyer, Cohen, denied the claims but didn’t answer the Wall Street Journal’s questions about the supposed agreement.
Us Weekly reported that the first lady sat in a reserved seat overlooking the floor of the House Chamber where Donald gave a speech to members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and his cabinet secretaries and other ticket-holding guests.
Some of the people who joined Melania in the reserved seats including Matthew Bradford, the Marine who lost his legs and was blinded while deployed in Iraq.
Additionally, other veterans were there including Celestino Martinez, who arrested around 100 MS-13 gang members. Sources close to Melania stated, “she is furious about the Stormy Daniels case. Not only because if the rumors are true, it means he cheated, but also because it’s just embarrassing for her. It’s brutal.”