The proof that the Trumps are using the presidency for personal profit keeps piling up. Since becoming president, Trump has doubled his resort initiation fees, delivered paid speeches, worked to triple the number of his U.S. hotels, and used a call with the president of Argentina to talk about a potential development in the country.
Now, first lady Melania Trump is getting in on the action by suing a publication, alleging that a salacious and unverified story about her past will compromise her ability to cash-in on Donald’s presidency.
The main thrust of her lawsuit against the Daily Mail is that the rumors it published about her working as a sex worker will damage her “once in a lifetime” money-making opportunity to sell products as first lady, while she is “one of the most photographed women in the world.” The suit notes that the article could damage her “major business opportunities that were otherwise available to her.”
Clearly, if the Daily Mail’s story is untrue, it is outrageous and should be retracted. But that does not take away from the fact that Melania Trump has now admitted in court filings that she views the presidency as a money-maker.
We hope that the Daily Mail will request her and her husband’s elusive tax returns to prove the potential financial damage.