Why Melania Trump is the ‘perfect counter-balance’ to Donald amid the coronavirus crisis

Why Melania Trump is the ‘perfect counter-balance’ to Donald amid the coronavirus crisis

Body language expert Judi James offered some insight into how the pair operate as a political couple. While might image how it would be to be in a partnership with Donald Trump, Melania has first hand experience.

“While he sells boastfulness and spontaneity Melania presents elegance, modesty and what looks like an obsessive eye to detail.

“Her vocal tone is soft and adds the warmth to a rigid and stilted non-verbal delivery.”

She also claimed the First Lady was offering a surprising level of calm to the US public.

Judi said: “The overstated perfection of the Melania look might not be to UK tastes right now.

Judi said of the video: “If you’re going to impress small kids you either adopt the traditional story lady look, wearing fun casuals and the kind of body language that makes you appear natural, agile and accessible.

“Or, you do a Melania Trump, sitting ram-rod upright and perfectly groomed in a way that prohibits all movement to appear like the beautiful princess from a fairy tale.

“Only Melania could have carried this stilted, fashion-plate pose off and from Melania the amount of effort put into looking unrealistically perfect is probably endearing rather than a sign of vanity.”

Melania Trump: Five facts about the USA’s First Lady


Mum-of-one Melania can speak more languages than any other First Lady before her: English, French, German, Italian, Serbian and of course her mother tongue, Slovenian.

This also makes her the only First Lady whose first language is not English.


After Jacqueline Kennedy, Melania is the second First Lady who is a practising Catholic.

She met Pope Francis as part of a foreign tour with her husband and stepdaughter Ivanka last year.


Melania was a successful model, posing for Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ.

Her skills aren’t confined to print, and she appeared in a commercial for Aflac, an American insurance company, in 2005.


Melania’s parents are Amalija Knavs and Viktor Knavs, and the couple live together in Washington.

She has one sister, Ines, who is reported to live in New York and work as an artist.


On May 7 2018, Melania launched her flagship campaign as First Lady, BE BEST, which The White House describes as “an awareness campaign focused entirely around the well-being of children”.

There are three main strands to the initiative: well-being, social media, and opioid abuse.

Published at Sun, 26 Apr 2020 03:01:00 +0000