People Keep Talking About How ‘Genuinely Happy’ Melania Trump Looks Today

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Christopher Rosa
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The photos of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leaving the White House for the last time are truly something. See a few of them here. Interestingly, one thing people keep talking about is how “genuinely happy” Melania looks in them.

“I’ve never seen Melania smile so hard before. She genuinely looks happy to be leaving the White House,” South Carolina house representative Deon Tedder tweeted.

“First time Melania looking genuinely joyful. ol’girl is just happy to be done with it, finally,” journalist Vuyo Mkize added.

Even director Judd Apatow tweeted, “It will be so nice not to learn about every awful thing they do on a daily basis. I must say Melania looks happy today. She never wanted any of this. One day we will learn what their arrangement was and it will be even crazier than we thought.”

The narrative that Melania Trump “never wanted any of this” has been around since the beginning of Donald’s presidency. “Free Melania” was a popular trending topic in the early days of their White House run, with people looking for signs that she was unhappy or wanted out as first lady.

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We’ll probably never know what Melania Trump actually “wanted.” What is evident, though, is she wasn’t just a bystander to her husband’s horrific, indefensible actions. She was complicit.

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President Trump Departs For Florida At The End Of His Presidency

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We saw this clearly after the Capitol riot on January 6. She waited five days to release a statement about the unprecedented breach, and it was padded with language about how “it’s inspiring to see that so many have found a passion and enthusiasm in participating in an election.”

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We saw it again when CNN reported she wasn’t doing anything to help with Jill Biden’s first lady on-boarding. Ashley Biden basically confirmed this on the Today show when she said, “I don’t think they’re doing the traditional protocol, which is unfortunate, but I think we’re all okay with it.” Keep in mind a source straight-up told CNN, “She’s part of this. She can be silent, but she’s part of this.” Also, don’t forget she helped Donald peddle the blatant lie that Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States.

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President Trump Holds Departure Ceremony Before Florida Travel

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So yes, while Melania Trump may be excited, may be relieved, may be “genuinely happy” that this time in her life is over, she doesn’t just get to wipe her hands clean of the last four years. We will be dealing with the ramifications of this administration for years—possibly decades—to come. She should too.

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