Yesterday, Palmer Report brought you the story of how Aretha Franklin’s funeral turned into one big Donald Trump-bashing session, brought on at least partly by the false claims that Trump made about Franklin shortly after she passed away. It was also notable that while Trump wasn’t invited, Bill and Hillary Clinton were in attendance, and Bill Clinton spoke. Now it turns out Melania Trump has something to say about it as well.
No, she didn’t say it directly. Instead, a “source close” to Melania Trump told entertainment industry publication Hollywood Life all about how Melania felt about it. It’s important to understand that this kind of thing does not happen unless the public figure in question wants the friend running to the media, for the sake of putting certain words and sentiments out there publicly. So these words from the friend can be attributed to Melania herself. What did she have to say?
Melania feels “humiliated and embarrassed by the multiple Donald insults at the Aretha funeral” and “feel horrible that Donald is not welcome or invited to Aretha’s funeral as well as McCain’s funeral,” according to the Hollywood Life article. It’s fairly clear that Melania is making a point of putting this out there in order to publicly kick Donald Trump while he’s down, while trying to humanize herself in the process.
So now we’ve got Melania Trump taking a public shot at her husband Donald Trump through a thinly veiled media source, at a time when he’s already on the ropes. Donald was not invited to Barbara Bush’s funeral. He was not invited to the Royal Wedding. He was dissed at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. And of course he’s been banned from John McCain’s funeral, even as former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush have been invited to deliver the eulogy.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report