Why Melania Trump's True Feelings About Being FLOTUS May Not Be What You Thought

During Melania Trump's time as first lady, she often seemed aloof and as if she'd rather be anywhere else on earth but by her husband's side in Washington, D.C. After all, there were times she wouldn't make public appearances for weeks and other times she would walk alongside Donald Trump, but make sure to never take his hand. In fact, she didn't even move into the White House from her residence in Trump Tower in New York City until nearly six months into the Trump presidency. Her reason was that she wanted her son, Barron Trump, to finish the school year before moving, but she definitely did not seem in a hurry to get there. In fact, The Washington Post reported she used that time in New York to renegotiate her pre-nuptial agreement with the new president.

However, according to the new book "Peril" by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa about the final days of the Trump presidency, it seemed Melania may have enjoyed her time in the White House more than originally thought.

Melania Trump may not have been ready to leave the FLOTUS life behind

Melania Trump — who often seemed unbothered and even made waves by wearing a jacket with the words, "I really don't care, do you?" as she got on the plane to visit a children's detainment center at the border (via CNN) — reportedly had emotions about her role after all and may have formed an attachment to the White House and her life there.

In "Peril," Bob Woodward and Robert Costa describe a scene in which the first lady was holding back tears as the time to finally leave the White House approached on January 20, 2021, the day the Trumps took Air Force One to Florida late in the morning before Joe Biden was sworn in as the new president at noon.

"Trump, with First Lady Melania Trump, came down from the residence early on January 20. The staff of the White House — the cooks and butlers and housekeepers — waited for them shortly before 8 a.m. in the Diplomatic Reception Room ... As the first couple entered, staff clapped and some shed tears as the president thanked them for their service and shook their hands," a passage in "Peril" reads (via She Knows). "Melania wore sunglasses. Those who spoke with her and leaned in to bid farewell could see a hint of tears."