Trump shares reason for Melania’s rally absence: “Her priority is…”

Donald Trump and Melania

Former US President Donald Trump has explained why his wife Melania is not participating in his 2024 presidential campaign rallies, similar to First Lady Jill Biden’s current involvement in her husband’s campaign. Melania Trump has largely refrained from public appearances or commentary on the White House race, unlike her more active role during the 2016 presidential campaign.

During a town hall in South Carolina with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Trump addressed whether Melania would be active on the campaign trail. Ingraham noted Melania’s rapport with children and the desire of many to see more of her.

Trump responded, acknowledging Melania’s popularity, describing her as “brilliant” and multilingual. He explained that Melania is primarily focused on their 17-year-old son, Barron Trump, emphasizing his importance to her. Trump also highlighted Melania’s charitable work and described her as a “private person” who loves her country.

Regarding Melania’s absence from the Mar-a-Lago New Year’s Eve celebration, Trump revealed that her mother, Amalija Knavs, had been “very ill.” He mentioned Melania spending time with her mother in a Miami hospital, describing the situation as “very tough.” Knavs passed away last month at the age of 78.

Despite Melania’s reduced public presence, Trump remains the Republican front-runner for the 2024 presidential race, polling at 77.7 percent nationwide according to an average provided by FiveThirtyEight. A Morning Consult poll of 6,321 registered voters conducted between February 17 and 19 shows President Joe Biden leading at 41%, with the Republican Party ahead at 45%.