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Melania Trump Is Refusing To Campaign For Midterm Elections Because…She’s ‘Too Busy’
According to The Daily Mail, Melania Trump will not hit the campaign trail ahead of next month’s midterms due to an already full schedule.
“Due to her schedule as a mother and First Lady, especially with the holidays coming up, there are no plans for her to campaign at this time,” Stephanie Grisham, the communications director for the first lady, said in a statement. Apparently, Melania “hates campaigning.”
Melania Trump has recently traveled domestically and internationally. Earlier this month, she traveled to Africa for her first solo trip as first lady, stopping in Kenya, Egypt, Malawi and Ghana.
Last week, she traveled to Philadelphia to meet with families affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a condition that afflicts babies exposed to opioids in the womb. The stop was part of her Be Best campaign, which focuses on preventing bullying and opioid abuse.
Donald Trump, meanwhile, has been out in full force on the campaign trail during the homestretch of the midterm campaign.
Since the start of October, Trump has stumped for GOP candidates in Tennessee, Mississippi, Minnesota, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Texas, Wisconsin, among other spots.
The first lady is more well-liked than her husband, according to recent polling. A CNN poll released earlier this month shows 54 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Melania Trump, while an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll published this month showed President Trump with a 47 percent approval rating.
Melania was not a huge presence on the 2016 campaign trail either, making a few appearances with her husband and speaking reluctantly when he called her up to the mic.
Melania Trump also endured heavy criticism and charges of plagiarism after it was noted how much her speech to the Republican National Convention sounded like a speech Michelle Obama gave to the Democratic National Convention eight years earlier.