Trump’s Melania News

( – Dispelling disparaging rumors about his marriage, former President Donald Trump recently discussed the noteworthy absence of former First Lady Melania Trump from public events.

In a video posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, Trump revealed that Melania chose to skip the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Mar-a-Lago to be with her ailing mother, Amalija Knavs.

Addressing an audience, Trump expressed his admiration for Melania, acknowledging her popularity and people’s affection for her. He disclosed that Melania’s mother is currently hospitalized and in critical condition.

He added, “Melania, great first lady. So popular, and people love her. She’s right now in the hospital with her mother. Her mother, Amalija, is very ill. But hopefully she’ll be recovering.”

Trump also mentioned his visit to the Miami hospital where Amalija is receiving treatment, commending it as “a very great hospital.” He conveyed Melania’s sentiments to the audience, many of whom he noted Melania would recognize, saying she “sends her love.”

He concluded with a note of hope mixed with concern: “Hopefully, they’ll be ok. But it’s a tough one, a very tough one.”

This revelation follows Melania’s notable absence from the Trump family’s Christmas card, which, according to a source close to the former first lady who spoke to Page Six, was also due to her spending time with her sick mother.

In a conversation with Fox News, another source highlighted Melania’s strong family values, stating that Melania “has always been devoted to her family” and that her decision to spend Christmas with her mother was consistent with her character.

Despite her recent low profile, Melania did make a public appearance at a naturalization ceremony on December 15 at the National Archives, where she welcomed and congratulated new American citizens.

In the face of next year’s election, a source told Page Six that Melania is expected to increase her public presence in 2024, coinciding with her husband’s rising campaign to return to the presidency.