2016 GOP Presidential front runner Donald Trump is married to a former supermodel…And the media LOVES to talk about it.
According to media watchdog Howard Kurtz:
“The media are hyperventilating over another Trump.
But there’s something about the glamorous profiles of Melania that is disturbing. Maybe it’s the New York Times saying that her life, if she wasn’t married to The Donald, “might resemble that of any number of trophy spouses in New York, Palm Beach and Paris.” Or that her Twitter account had “allowed a rare window into her honeyed but seemingly isolated life in the form of regular Twitter posts featuring selfies of her beauty rituals, private jet rides and bikini body.”
The paper was so enamored of these tweets that, according to the Washington Post, it posted—and then deleted—one that said “Perfect beach day,” featuring a close-up photo of Mrs. Trump wearing a skimpy bikini bottom.
As for the Post, it ran a front-page piece describing a naked photo shoot that the former model did for British GQ back in 2000:
“The icy, blue-green eyes. Plump, pouty lips. Lying seductively on a fluffy fur on Trump’s private jet. Wearing a sparkly necklace and not a stitch of clothing.”
You can practically hear the heavy breathing.
The piece also had this:
“Once Melania was with Trump, she became a hot commodity — especially since Trump was fond of bragging about their sex life. Radio shock jock Howard Stern interviewed the couple by phone in 1999 and, true to his provocative form, he asked Melania what she was wearing.
“‘Not much,’ Melania said coyly.”
On one level, the journalists are so thrilled to have an exotic figure to write about, rather than the dutifully dull spouses who watch every word, that they are practically gushing. Maybe even a little jealous of the 5-foot-11 stunner.”
Conservative Intel previously profiled Mrs. Trump. Here’s a little more about her.
“Melania Knauss-Trump is a naturalized citizen originally born in Slovania. She has a degree in design and architecture at the University of Ljubljana. She moved to New York at 26, where she met Trump. They married in 2005 and she became a citizen of the United States the following year.
Melania began working as a model at age 16. Working in Milan and Paris and before ultimately moving to New York, she became successful in her modeling career, eventually appearing on the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, Ocean Drive (below), Allure, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Elle and others, including the 2000 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.”
Kurtz says it was a smart move for “The Donald” to utilize her for the recent People Magazine cover and that the media needs to be careful in how they cover Mrs. Trump.
“Still, it’s not that the media are stalking Melania. What put her in play this week was her interview with People magazine, which splashed a photo of the Trump clan on the cover.
This is campaign gold, reminding voters that The Donald is a family man. When Bill Clinton effectively clinched his nomination in the spring of 1992, many people didn’t even know he had a daughter. A People cover featuring Bill, Hillary and Chelsea was viewed by his strategists as a major coup. And that hasn’t changed.
Melania told the magazine she’s not ready to get political but stands by her man: “He is who he is. Even if you give him advice, he will maybe take it in, but then he will do it the way he wants to do it. You cannot change a person. Let them be. Let them be the way they are.”
Obviously it was safer to put Melania out there in a soft-feature People interview than on live television, where the risk of something going wrong is greater. And with her husband saying she’ll play a more visible role in the campaign, the spotlight was inevitable.
But the media need to dial it down a few notches and stay out of tabloid territory.”