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There is Reportedly No Love Lost Between Melania Trump and Karen Pence

Everyone seems to have an opinion about Melania Trump, with most believing she is a prisoner in her own home.

A member of the White House press corps focused on the first lady and the Trump family, the CNN reporter Kate Bennett may be uniquely qualified to weigh in. Now she shares her own theories in an unauthorized biography, “Free, Melania,” which comes out this week.

The book offered many interesting tidbits.

One, is that the relationship between Melania and second lady Karen Pence is not a good one.

Bennett was once sitting in the back section of a C-32 military jet that Melania and Lahren Pence were also taking.

From that vantage, Bennett remembers “watching someone who looked a lot like Karen Pence, moving from the section ahead of ours, typically where aide and advance teams sit, and head toward the back lavatory.”

Melania did not bring Karen Pence into her spacious cabin, nor did she remove her four-inch heels when the two landed in Texas; as a result, the first lady towered “almost comically” over the second lady. (Melania usually wears a low heel or flat when walking or being photographed with someone of modest stature.)

Also interesting, and something we basically knew is that while Donald Trump sleeps in the master bedroom on the second level of the White House residence — he requested a lock for his door — Melania Trump stays on the third floor, in the two-room space formerly occupied by Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, Bennett reports.

Melania also has a “glam room,” where she does her hair and makeup, and a private gym with a Pilates machine.

And according to Bennett, Melania’s kidney surgery was not a boob job…and was more serious than most thought.

According to a trusted source, Bennett writes, “Melania’s medical issue was indeed not minor — and that an embolization of a growth of some sort, small or large, when attached to the kidney, as hers might have been, made for a dangerous and complicated procedure.”

Bennett adds: “Couple that with the amount of pain she had apparently been in, according to close friends, and how long she had been in pain prior to the surgery, and there was concern that if her recuperation was not careful and extended, her type of condition could possibly result in the loss of her kidney.”

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