AN ADVISER to Melania Trump has claimed that she will be "right there" beside Donald if he runs again in 2024.
The former First Lady could also have an impact on whether he eventually makes the plunge, however, even after he has heavily hinted at a 2024 bid.
Trump has continued to hold rallies across the country as he endorses candidates for the 2022 midterms and pushes the unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud in 2020.
Melania has rarely been pictured outside of their Florida and New Jersey homes since leaving the White House in January.
She is reportedly focusing on her family, especially her son Barron who is now attending school in Palm Beach.
“She’s disappeared completely off the radar screen,” said one person close to Trump told Politico.
“She’s not seen anywhere."
Yet some close to the family believe she would support Trump in 2024, even if she has recently shunned the limelight.
“If [Trump] runs, she will be right there," an adviser told Politico.
"She’s not going to have her own rallies. But did she ever?”
Melania could also have a big impact on whether Trump decides to run in the first place.
“The only thing that Trump cares about these days is golf and Melania. And if she doesn't want him to run, then it’s going to be pushing a big rock up the hill,” Politico was told.
“I don’t think politics is her thing. She doesn’t like the game.”
Melania's support for her husband's venture into politics and her support of his policies has been debated since he first announced his 2016 bid.
She appeared infrequently on the campaign trail and kept a smaller public profile compared to other First Ladies.
A new book from her former Chief of Staff Stephanie Grisham also claims to reveal the disinterest Melania took in Trump's reelection campaign.
MELANIA 'SLEPT ON ELECTION NIGHT'
In the upcoming book, I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House, Grisham claims that Melania slept on election night as votes came in.
“I knocked a few times, quietly at first but louder at each attempt,” wrote Grisham.
“I finally opened the bedroom door only to find that Melania Trump was sound asleep.
“I knew by now how much sleep meant to her, but still, I couldn’t imagine being asleep at a time like that,” she added.
“Maybe she thought that someone would wake her up if Trump won.”
Melania was awake later in the night and stood on stage with Trump as he declared he had won the election despite Biden's lead.
A former aide told Politico that she "took a nap" as it was expected election night would go late.
MELANIA SLAMS BOOK CLAIMS
Melania Trump's office has already blasted claims made in Grisham's book after an extract was published on Monday.
The office accused Grisham of trying “to redeem herself after a poor performance as press secretary, failed personal relationships, and unprofessional behavior in the White House."
The comment on "failed personal relationships" was met with controversy, given reports about Grisham's past relationship with former Trump aide Max Miller.
Politico in July claimed that three people familiar with the incident said the relationship with Miller “ended when he pushed her against a wall and slapped her in the face in his Washington apartment after she accused him of cheating on her.”
Miller has denied the claims.
In Grisham's book, she's reported to reveal secrets about Trump that even Melania doesn't know.
In it, she is said to liken Melania to "doomed French queen" Marie Antoinette for her response to the Capitol riot on January 6.
According to Grisham, Melania replied "no" when asked if she wanted to tweet that "peaceful protests are the right of every American, but there is no place for lawlessness and violence."
Melania was helping to prep for a photoshoot of a rug she had selected at the time of the siege, according to Grisham.
Hours later, Grisham would resign from her role.
An ousted former aide shockingly claimed last year that the former FLOTUS was “counting every minute” until Donald left the White House – which the Trump administration blasted as a “pathetic” rumor.
However, close friends of Trump's wife have said she has no plans to divorce him.
Rumors about Donald and Melania Trump's marriage have been slammed as "despicable" by former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who claims it's a way of trying to "disparage" the ex-president.
The Trump aide also blasted claims that Melania doesn't want to return to her role as First Lady and wants to stay in Florida if her husband runs and wins again in 2024.
Spicer told The Sun: "I think the reports are absolutely abhorrent and disgusting. I have seen them together for six years.
"I don’t have any insight into their personal relationship but seeing people speculate on the state of their marriage is absolutely deplorable and despicable."
He railed that some people "cannot help themselves" as they try to "disparage" Trump.
Speculation has been mounting for months about whether Trump will attempt a return to the White House.
After the news broke that Facebook banned Trump from the platform for at least two years, he released a statement implying his return to the presidency.
He said: “Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!”
The Office of Melania Trump was contacted for comment.
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