As embattled former President Trump faces his latest legal challenge, his wife, Melania Trump, has emerged as his anchor and “secret weapon,” his inner circle is saying.
A Trump insider told us of the 2024 candidate, “Melania is being credited by his friends with keeping President Trump ‘calm and focused’ amid the hellish week of his being indicted for the third time.”
The source added: “Friends whisper these last few weeks have been hard on Trump, and although he always presents a tough front, these constant legal assaults are affecting his day-to-day life.”
Trump has until 5 p.m. on Monday to respond to Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request for a protective order in Smith’s indictment against him over alleged criminal efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
He’s also facing separate legal cases in New York and Florida.
Said our source, “Melania’s even better than his regular golf games at keeping his temper in check. She provides a peaceful life for him when he needs it.”
The source added: “The couple and their son [Barron] have breakfast and dinner together regularly at their residence at his Bedminster golf club. [Melania] literally turns the news off at times so they can watch something else together, and she frowns over telephone or social media use at the table. Melania keeps him on track as a father and has in many ways stepped up to fill the place Ivanka [Trump] and Jared [Kushner] once had . . . She is his most intimate and internal sounding board.”
Sources said she is all in on his run. “She backs his bid for a second term completely, and listens to him when he needs someone he can trust . . . she is obsessively private, she never gossips with even her closest friends, so Trump knows when they talk about important things it’s just between them.
“She listens and isn’t afraid to give her honest opinions and advice,” the source said.
“The couple has worked out a schedule and routine that works for them. She is his secret weapon to staying grounded.”