It occurred to me today that Melania Trump could singlehandedly save the Union and be the most beloved First Lady in history. It might take her a few hours, tops.
All she would have to do is call a press conference, and during it denounce her husband’s presidency and behavior, and announce she is filing for divorce.
I don’t think the GOP has any possible countermove to that. Neither does Trump. Attacking her in any way would backfire. They would have to maintain a stony silence while she undercuts everything that he has claimed about himself.
I don’t think she has the guts, though. There is little chance she married this man while blind. And I’m sure such an action would violate her prenup. Trump would have been sure to muzzle her with a threatened lawsuit and a cutoff of funds.
However, I’m positive a grateful nation would make sure she wasn’t left penniless. Do the right thing, Melania. It is easy when you know what is right – much harder, though, when you don’t.