Earlier this week a New York judge issued a “financial death sentence” for Donald Trump, ensuring he’ll be hit with massive financial penalties, including the dissolution of his companies, and the likely seizure and sale of his assets. Now, in a curious bit of timing, Page Six is reporting that Melania Trump has just renegotiated her prenup with Donald Trump.
Page Six says that Melania managed to get Donald to agree to commit to even more money, including a minimum amount of money for Barron Trump. Okay, fine, but the question is what money? Donald Trump’s financial house of cards is about to get the plug pulled on it. He’ll be lucky if he has anything left to his name at all by the time the fraud case plays out.
So what’s really going on here? There’s no way to know for sure. We’ve seen things play out rather differently in other related instances of financial implosion. For instance Rudy Giuliani’s wife quickly divorced him the minute it became clear that his money was all going to be taken, thus allowing her to walk away with her half. But according to Page Six, there’s no talk of divorce when it comes to Donald and Melania Trump.
One hypothetical possibility could be that Melania is waiting until Donald is convicted in his criminal trials before filing for divorce, under the premise that the courts are more likely to side with her and give her what’s in the prenup if her husband is a convicted criminal. But in such case what does she think is going to be left of Donald’s money by then? By that point Donald might be completely penniless – and half of nothing is still nothing.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report