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Donald Trump is not new to the world of controversy, fake news and White House media coverage. In fact, his name and face have most likely appeared in practically every daily newspaper, news telecast, and mobile video ever recorded since his 2017 inauguration. Much to his chagrin, when panning the camera from his overzealous self-proclaimed politics and ideas, one might eventually catch a glimpse of his wife Melania Trump, seen hovering by the corner, looking rather dolled up for an event unnecessarily sanctioned. Assessing President Trump's first year in office is no easy task, but if we take a quick and simple look at the ridiculous things Melania Trump has ever said, we may get a small glimpse into the ways his family operates. To start, I'll give you what I feel is her least ridiculous quote, spoken on the Today Show when asked what habit she wishes Trump would cease:
"Let's see—the tweeting."
At 46 years of age, Melania Trump has likewise come under fire from pretty much all directions; from Twitter's #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes, which saw users posting various falsely attributed sayings by her, to accusation that she stole parts of the address shared by Michelle Obama in the 2008 Democratic National Convention to be used for her own Republican National Committee speech last year. She's even been called out for a scantily-portrayed phone interview made between Trump and Howard Stern back in 1999, for which she entered upon Trump's demand and, it's been stipulated, during which she may have been naked. No matter how one pertains to examine Melania Trump, it's pretty clear that she's above and beyond the usual Trumpist nonsense, but that's not to say it isn't sometimes ridiculous—if not oftentimes.
“I don’t have a nanny. I have a chef, and I have my assistant, and that’s it. I do it myself.”
With this small, yet provincial iteration of Melania's parenting tactics, we learn two separate ideas on how she does this; an atypical notion taken from the most ridiculous things Melania Trump has ever said. On parenting her 10-year-old son Barron, Melania tells Harper's Bazaar how not only does she do it alone, but she also does it with the help of a chef and an assistant!
Single mothers move aside, Melania is here to show you how to really do it. I mean, am I out of my mind when I say this? I understand she's discussing the fact that she does not use nannies, for which is the contextual nature of the statement, but to add on these crazed remarks at the end seems almost unnecessarily arbitrary.
"He's not a sweatpants child."
Caught in an article from GQ, Melania discusses with her interviewer why her son, Baron, is consistently seen wearing suits. While mothers may know what's best for their children, it's also important not to think for them, when they can think for themselves.
While Baron may only be 11 years old and may prefer suits over sweatpants, as Melania claims, it shouldn't be made so convincingly strange. Saying this makes it almost feel like she's just trying to sound more prestigious and politically correct than ever. As usual, it's one of the most ridiculous things Melania Trump has ever said, seemingly pitting herself to one and only fashion stance.
“Isn’t he the best? He will be the best president ever. We love you.”
Making America great? I think not. Among the most ridiculous things Melania Trump has ever said involved her witty message to the world after Donald had won the South Carolina Republican primary. What makes it ridiculous, besides the hoopla about Trump? Melania didn't want her husband to run for president in the first place, so why is she now all of a sudden praising him for his accomplishments?
Beyond this simple, yet oddly suspicious ideal, there's also the fact that she is simply talking about nonsense. He's going to be the best president, ironically after you've asked if he is the best or not (though, hypothetical)? It just doesn't make sense, and I can do nothing but shake my head at the unruly confusion swirling in my brain.
"This is one of the most expensive cities in the world, so that would [be] very difficult."
In an article published by New York Magazine, Melania is asked if she would live in New York City on an annual income of $35,000. This was her reply. As dumbfounded as the statement already may sound simply from the start, and taking away the fact that her long life with Trump may have spoiled her a little, living in NYC on $35,000 is not simply "difficult," it's pretty much impossible.
Being among the most ridiculous things Melania Trump has ever said, it's not so difficult to see how she might not understand the hardships most New Yorkers face, given her lengthy stays at Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower. While she may have the right insight here, and it's not like she's spewing of literal idiocy like her husband, there's still a hint of the atypical Trump nonsense.
“It was kind of a fun experience. We stayed in a hotel. It was clean. It was, I think, a Holiday Inn… It’s funny when we go and travel. They don’t have five-star hotels there, but you go with it.”
It just doesn't get any better than this, discovered among a DuJour interview on the First Lady and how she carries herself with this new image. Discussing her travels with the publication, Melania must have completely forgotten who she wast talking to—or, simply didn't care.
Apologies to the state of Iowa, for which she negligently talks down of in connection with their limited five star hotels. This is one of the most ridiculous things Melania Trump has ever said, for it just shows how the wealth, fame, and overall presidency has taken her by storm. The fact that she calls out the Holiday Inn, as if it were a shady business of sorts, it's rather depressing, too. It's not like you had to stay at a rundown motel!
"He supports everybody. He supports women. He encourages them to go to the highest level, to achieve the dreams. He employs many, many women.”
In an interview with Anderson Cooper in October 2016, Melania told reporters this statement in "coming forward" about the claims of her husband's presidential campaign being rigged. While it may not be all too crazy of her to back her husband, especially with sexual assault accusations and other scandals pointed his way, it's still among the most ridiculous things Melania Trump has ever said, because there would be no scandals and accusations otherwise.
In this Business Insider article, more of the story is uncovered about Melania's state of mind, but it's clear that she's merely supporting her husband, since she says it herself when saying she's "not an attention seeker." She also says she "wasn't surprised" about the 2005 tape, and even discussed how she figured tapes like these would surface (somewhat pointing out that she may or may not have knowledge of more).
“I don’t see myself as their mother. I am their friend, and I’m here when they need me.”
Harper's Bazaar once again details one of the most ridiculous things Melania Trump has ever said. Discussing her relations with her stepchildren, like daughter Ivanka Trump, Donald Jr., Eric and Tiffany, Melania simply coins it as a friendship, rather than a family.
In some cases, this may be fine to speak about, but in a political landscape and one ripe with consistent controversy, unending debate, and more rivalry, it's better left unsaid than spoken. I get that you might be a good form of discussion and guidance for them, but come on Melania! Like her husband, the First Lady just comes off as oddly too friendly with her stepchildren, which should be viewed more as a family more than anything else.
"I don’t think they sent a gift. Some people didn’t send gifts."
More hilarious than it is ridiculous, this quote among the most ridiculous things Melania Trump has ever said is on the attendances of Hillary and Bill Clinton at her 2005 wedding. They must not have liked the party, for according to her they didn't leave any gifts!
Again, written up in a DuJour interview, the revelation somewhat comes as a shock given the families' relative closeness (up until only a few years ago, and into the election). Still, whether or not the Clintons brought a gift shouldn't be of concern, since the fact of their being there should be enough—you'd think.
"Donald intends to represent all the people, not just some of the people..."
The entire quote goes as follows:
"Donald intends to represent all the people, not just some of the people. That includes Christians and Jews and Muslims; it includes Hispanics and African Americans and Asians, and the poor and the middle-class. Throughout his career, Donald has successfully worked with people of many faiths and with many nations."
While I may not know everything that goes on within the Trump administration, it's been pretty much made obvious on a daily basis how much Tump simply does not like other ethnicities. Judged alone by his early immigration bill, thinking of Trump as a representative of all is, in my opinion, a joke.
Not only are we discussing the likes of a multi-billionaire, but he's also been known to make negative remarks about both women and minorities. These are either seen as accidents by the likes of the public, or simply taken as another Trump-craze ranting. In any case, this is just another one of the most ridiculous things Melania Trump has ever said.
"I don't follow what is in fashion now; I just listen to myself and what I like... I wait for the right occasion or see how I feel each day."
Coming from one of the most ridiculous things Melania Trump has ever said, this one really sticks out as an odd statement to me, personally. Now, my mother's in the fashion business, and knowing Melania's long history as a model and a fashionista, it doesn't make sense to me for her to even say this.
Is she trying to say that she just wakes up and is already in vogue? Or, is she simply telling everyone how remarkable susceptible she is to the roles of fashion in out modern day? I don't know, I've just chalked it up as pure nonsensical ridiculousness at this point...
"My opinion is that more languages you speak, better it is, but when you come to America, you speak English."
It's a sort-of, kinda well-rehearsed mantra more than an actualized statement of intelligence, and I mean that in no offense. This rendition form the most ridiculous things Melania Trump has ever said comes from among her most famous quotes, yet isn't so appreciated by culturally diverse families, like even herself, who speak many different languages other than English.
It may sound like something that could be generally well-received, in actuality this is America, a place full of diverse and wholesome individuals who don't, like Trump, lack in ethnic vitality for the learning and speaking of various culturural dialects. This has direct links with the Trump phenomenon, for which simple political statements that, at their heart, mean absolutely nothing are consistently pushed to the public.