Melania Trump is a classy woman. Her official first lady Twitter handle follows just five people- and one of them is Barack Obama.
“It’s a lovely bit of husband-trolling that Melania Trump only follows five people and one of them is Barack Obama,” British writer Matt Haig wrote on Twitter.
President Trump hasn’t exactly been Obama’s biggest fan. Trump and his supporters led the “birther” charge against Obama, claiming that the former president was really born in Kenya had lied about his birth certificate.
At the time, Melania defended her husband.
“It’s not only Donald who wants to see [Obama’s birth certificate], it’s American people who voted for him and who didn’t vote for him. They want to see that,” she told Joy Behar.
The Trumps eventually abandoned the birther movement.
Is Melania secretly a fan of the Obama’s? It wouldn’t be as unusual as it seems. Michelle Obama’s friendship with George Bush Jr. is legendary. President Trump himself was close to the Clintons for years. It’s possible that Melania sidestepped political concerns and formed a real connection with Barack.
It’s also possible that she’s just trying to get a rise out of her husband. She’s remained under the radar since reports emerged that President Trump paid off a pornstar to keep her quiet about their affair.
If Melania does admire the Obamas, the sentiment doesn’t seem to be shared by Michelle. The former first lady poked fun at an awkward encounter she had with Melania during the inauguration. Melania handed her a gift, and Michelle was baffled by it.
“What am I supposed to do with this gift? And everyone cleared out and no one would come and take the box. And I’m thinking do we take the picture with?” Michelle told Ellen Degeneres.
“And then my husband saved the day – see he grabbed the box and took it back inside. But everybody cleared out. No staff, no one. I was like what do you do with the box?”