Three weeks into Melania Trump’s disappearance, with the media and the public increasingly loudly demanding to know where she disappeared to and why, a strangely defensive and rude tweet appeared yesterday afternoon on her official @FLOTUS account. At the time, Palmer Report pointed out that there was no possible way Melania wrote or signed off on the tweet, because it simply wasn’t how she spoke to the public. Sure enough, Donald Trump has since given away that Melania didn’t write it.
Here’s what Melania Trump’s Twitter account posted yesterday afternoon: “I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I’m doing. Rest assured, I’m here at the White House w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!” It’s not difficult to figure out that she didn’t write this. She doesn’t attack the media for doing its job. She doesn’t speak publicly with this kind of pompous bombast. Whatever you think of her, she doesn’t – ever – speak this way in public. Instead it sounded exactly like something Donald Trump would have written.
Then this morning, Donald Trump posted this tweet: “The corrupt Mainstream Media is working overtime not to mention the infiltration of people, Spies (Informants), into my campaign! Surveillance much?” Oops. Donald forgot to change up his phrasing. He built the tweet he wrote for Melania around the phrase “working overtime” and then he recycled that same phrase in his own tweet the next morning.
So now we know that not only has Melania Trump been missing for three weeks, Donald Trump is now writing tweets and posting them to her account in the hope of throwing people off the trail of whatever is going on here. If anyone but the “President of the United States” were going this far out of his way to dishonestly cover up his wife’s prolonged and suspicious disappearance, the police would be getting a search warrant for their home by now.
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