Melania Trump is facing calls to divorce Donald Trump after a bombshell report claiming that the president-elect participated in strange group sex with Russian prostitutes while they were still married.
The allegations were published on Tuesday night by BuzzFeed, part of an extensive report claiming that Donald Trump and his campaign had been in coordination with Russian government intelligence officials. The report made several claims, including that Russians had worked for several years to gain leverage on Trump in order to support his presidential run and ultimately lead him to loosen sanctions on the country.
Trump received unsubstantiated report that Russia had damaging information about him https://t.co/XkG4cX8yey— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 11, 2017
While the report itself is not yet verified, it has gone viral in the media. The most salacious claim is that Donald Trump participated in a bizarre orgy with Russian prostitutes.
“According to Source D, where s/he had been present, TRUMP’s (perverted) conduct in Moscow included hiring the presidential suite of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, where he knew President and Mrs OBAMA (whom he hated) had stayed on one of their official trips to Russia, and defiling the bed where they had slept by employing a number of prostitutes to perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him.”
The report led scores of people to take to social media, calling on Melania Trump to dump Donald.
Now we know why Melania isn't moving to D.C. I almost feel sorry for her. Almost. Well not so much.— Susan Myrick (@readknitbake) January 11, 2017
Amazing how a President-Elect has another scandal out there that involves him cheating on his wife and that's the unimportant part.— Mike (@FuMikechu) January 11, 2017
This is not the first time that an alleged scandal for Donald Trump has led to divorce speculation for Melania Trump. After the emergence of the 2005 Access Hollywood video in which Trump appeared to brag about sexually assaulting women, many others took to social media to convince Melania to dump her husband.
And later, when Trump’s team announced that Melania would stay back in New York to live with the couple’s son, 10-year-old Barron, there were more divorce rumors. Hollywood Take even published a story titled, “Donald And Melania Have Marriage Problems? Relationship Issues May Be Another Reason That Barron Will Stay In New York City,” with heavy implication that Donald and Melania Trump were headed for divorce while offering no proof to back it up.
Melania Trump has not spoken publicly about the alleged Russian intelligence report, and it’s not likely she will. Donald Trump’s wife has been largely quiet over the course of his campaign, remaining in New York to care for their son and only sometimes joining Donald on the campaign trail. When the Access Hollywood scandal broke, she issued a statement that expressed some disappointment but ultimately defended her husband.
And despite the best wishes of the internet, there is not yet any evidence that Melania Trump has any plans to divorce her husband this time. Even amid his many scandals including multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, Melania has remained faithfully by her husband’s side with no hints of marital problems.
In a way, the stories speculating about divorce for Donald and Melania Trump more closely resemble the celebrity rumor mill, where every other week there are unsubstantiated reports that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are splitting up or that Prince William and Kate Middleton are headed for a divorce. There is rarely any supporting evidence for these at all, just as there is no evidence that Trump could be headed for his third divorce.
But if the internet could get its way, Melania Trump would be divorcing her husband and Donald Trump would take office as a newly single man.
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