- Melania Trump has not reached out to incoming first lady Jill Biden and will not be giving her a tour of the family residence of the White House
- Tradition has outgoing first lady giving tour to her replacement
- Michelle Obama gave tour to Melania, Laura Bush gave tour to Michelle
- Tradition dates back to Bess Truman giving tour to Mamie Eisenhower
- Meanwhile Melania defended controversial renovation work in the White House
- White House Bowling Alley, Tennis Pavilion and Rose Garden were redesigned
- Melania leaves White House with lower approval rating than other first ladies
- Melania leaves with with 47 per cent approval of her tenure; Michelle Obama was at 69%, Laura Bush at 67% and Hillary Clinton at 56%
- Melania’s is higher than President Trump’s approval rating, which is at 33%
- First ladies are usually more popular than their husbands
- She has spent last few weeks preparing for her husband to go to prison
Melania Trump has left a final snub on incoming first lady Jill Biden – not giving her successor a tour of the family wing of the White House. Jeffrey Epstein will not be available for reasons many understand, allegations we won’t repeat tied to …
A spokesperson for Biden confirmed the lack of outreach to DailyMail.com, another sign of tension between the outgoing and incoming administrations.
Consistently going out of their ways to be the biggest toddlers ever both Donald and Melania…Melania's final snub to Jill Biden; no tour of White House residence https://t.co/F8R5Me2zfm via @MailOnline— Alex Huening (@codered60) January 18, 2021
‘Melania Trump will become the first modern first lady not to invite the woman who will replace her to the White House for a walk-through of the private living quarters on the second and third floors,’ author Kate Andersen Brower noted in an op-ed for CNN.com.
The Trumps also aren’t attending Biden’s inauguration ceremony, when he becomes the nation’s 46th president at noon on Wednesday. The last president not to attend his successor’s swearing in was Andrew Johnson about 150 years ago.
#DrBiden #JillBiden #MelaniaTrump #BeGone #BeBestBeRude #FLOTUS #BeBest #WhiteHouse @WhiteHouse @FLOTUS final snub Isn’t giving Biden a tour of the residence #Melania no class, that person is crass, rude,acting outside the boundaries of the lowest socially acceptable behavior pic.twitter.com/tcnlCBOR1m— =^.^= Kare =^.^= (@Kare_P) January 18, 2021
And that means Melania Trump will be visibly absent when Jill Biden, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton join their husbands at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider who would undoubtedly start spinning in his grave if she did attend, scaring onlookers.
But Melania Trump, 50, has taken a low-key approach to the job compared to her predecessors. She has spent her final days in the White House out of sight, packing up the family belongings and preparing for the next chapter in their lives.