It seems like Melania Trump is no where to be found, and that is HORRIBLE news for Donald Trump. Where is Olivia Pope when you need her?
It seems that no one knows what has happened to Melania. Donald Trump’s wife wasn’t a huge part of the campaign, but she’s been conspicuously absent since allegations of sexual abuse arose a week ago.
Melania did release a statement following the release of the now infamous video tape where Donald Trump says he can “grab women by the p*ssy”, which said:
“The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me. This does not represent the man that I know. I hope people will accept his apology, as I have.”
According to crisis communications consultant Richard Levick, that statement wasn’t enough.
“She doesn’t talk about her love of the man, she just talks about ‘the man that I know,'” said Levick. “As Americans, we may be willing to forgive, but first we have to see that the spouse forgives.”
Levick continued, “The first rule of crisis communication when you’re in a crisis like this — allegations of infidelity — is, the spouse has to be there, standing by their husband or wife. Where’s his wife? Where are they standing side by side, hand in hand?”
You may remember when Bill Clinton faced a scandal during his primary campaign, with the accusations from Gennifer Flowers. Both Bill and Hillary Clinton appeared on CBS, with Hillary famously saying, “I’m not sitting here, as some little woman, standing by my man like Tammy Wynette. I’m sitting here because I love him. And I respect him. And I honor what he’s been through and we’ve been through together. And you know, if that’s not enough for people, then heck, don’t vote for him.”
Just for posterity:
Insiders inside of Trump’s campaign want Donald and Melania to do a joint interview, but thus far, they have refused to do so.
Do you think Melania is furious?
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