It’s no surprise that Trump’s wife Melania has been eating away taxpayer’s money by not moving into the White House. The surprising factor is the reason why.
Writer Kate Imbach of Medium analyzed roughly three years worth of pictures from Melania Trump’s Twitter account to find out why exactly the First Lady has been hesitate to leave the Trump Tower.
In the past three years, Melania has publicly posted only one photo with her husband–which is quite unusual considering the fact that half of her face is cut off from the frame.
Here is Imbach’s theory:
“He dominates the frame; her face is in shadow and cropped out. It is both a selfie and an erasure, a depiction of her placement within their world.”
Moving on to pictures of her son, Barron Trump. There was reportedly only one of her and Barron as well—in that photo“she disguised him the same way she disguised herself, in the little boy-version of her big sunglasses—ski goggles.” Imbach suggested that Melania “wants to protect him” because “protection means hiding” in Melania’s eyes.
There does seem to be a slight indication that Melania is just hiding–now, hiding from what is the bigger question. Is she hiding from Trump himself? The world? Or possibly “shirking her responsibility as First Lady. Imbach noted that 74 photos were from the same vantage point of Trump Tower, 57 were from cars, and 67 from Trump’s private plane. Imbach’s analysis is this:
We all have a tendency to repeat the same imagery in our photography. It’s part of having an eye. But, knowing what we know now, that these photographs were taken by a woman who is shirking the responsibilities of first lady in favor of suing the Daily Mail over the damage they’ve done to her “brand” by claiming she was once an escort, a woman who has the nerve to refuse to leave her home, even though that refusal comes with a $50 million annual government handout for her security costs, these photographs take on a darker edge. They appear to be the documentation of changing seasons by a doomed recluse. Let the world fall down around her — she’s not going anywhere.
Darker still is that she’s in there today, looking down at the rest of us, from her home in Trump Tower, like a queen.
Then she poses this question:
If a person spends most of her time looking physically down at the rest of humanity, does she come to take her superiority as a matter of fact?
Bottom line is: Melania needs to figure out what she wants before it’s too late.
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