The calamity of Fury and Fire is yet to known as the book take its toll on President Donald Trump and everyone around him.
In Fire & Fury, author Michael Wolff describes how the First Couple would sometimes go days at a time without contact during Trump’s presidential campaign — even when they lived together in Trump Tower.
“He and Melania spent relatively little time together. … Often she did not know where he was, or take much notice of that fact,” Wolff writes, noting that Mrs. Trump also didn’t know about or show much interest in her husband’s business.
Their marriage was “perplexing” to almost everyone who worked closely with Trump during the campaign, says Wolff. But to Trump, this arrangement spelled success. The real estate mogul — who already had two unsuccessful marriages under his belt, to first wife Ivana and second wife Marla Maples — reportedly told friends he had finally perfected the art of marriage: “Do your own thing.”
“Still,” Wolff writes, “the notion that this was a marriage in name only was far from true.”
According to Michael, Trump often spoke of his wife when she wasn’t there, referring to her proudly and without irony as his “trophy wife.” “He admired her looks — often, awkwardly for her, in the presence of others.”
This could partly inform why, when the New York Post published nude photos from a shoot Mrs. Trump had done early in her modeling career, “everybody other than Melania” assumed Trump himself was responsible for the leak, Wolff says.