Melania Trump Openly Plans To Profit From Presidency By Cashing In Position As FLOTUS
Melania Trump Cashing In As FLOTUS
There may be a reason why Melania Trump has yet to fulfill the more traditional duties as First Lady.
She wants to profit off her husband’s presidency.
In a recent lawsuit filed on behalf of Melania Trump, the First Lady, who has remained rather quiet, openly revealed exactly what she plans to do with her new position. She hopes to leverage her husband’s presidency into new “licensing, branding, and endorsement” deals, potentially worth millions of dollars. She informed the court she will be openly pursuing deals in “apparel, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care, skin care, and fragrance.” The lawsuit, filled on Monday, openly admits that Melania Trump would be cashing in heavily over the next few years, as she will be “one of the most photographed women in the world.”
In other words, she wants to make hay while the sun shines. And normally that is a smart action to take. However, her predecessors combated childhood obesity, illiteracy, health care, and drugs. Having the current First Lady instead focus her time on wares she could hawk on QVC rather than a cause or public service is a huge break from tradition. Furthermore, it degrades the dignity of the presidency, and the position of first lady.
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But Melania Trump Isn’t The Only One
The lawsuit filed is against the Mail Online , and is the third of its kind. It focuses on an August 2016 article that incorrectly accused her of being a prostitute. The claim was unfounded, and the story retracted. But Melania Trump has pursued monetary damages against the outlet. This current lawsuit, however, marks the first time her legal team is claiming it impacted her ability to cash in on her “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to financially exploit her position as FLOTUS.
Of course, by cashing on on the presidency, Melania Trump is doing nothing more than what her husband is doing. After all, Trump maintains full ownership over all his businesses. And he recently doubled the fee for his private club in Mar-A-Lago, from $100,000 to $200,000. He also openly plans to financially benefit from his role as the president by tripling the number of Trump hotels within the United States. His son Eric raised eyebrows over a recent business trip, as well, that taxpayers footed.
Profiting from the presidency truly seems to be a Trump family affair.
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