Editor’s note: Recently, a story based on a source associated with Claude Taylor was debunked as a hoax by the Guardian and disavowed by Taylor. In light of this, we advise any information derived from sources provided by Claude Taylor to be viewed in the light cast by this revelation.
A rumor that Melania Trump is in an affair erupted on Twitter when a novelist claimed that the first lady is cheating on her husband with someone who works in Trump Tower. The strong allegation surfaced on June 1, after a woman by the name of Monica Byrne wrote a series of tweets about information she received from a source she views as reliable.
Perez Hilton picked up the story on Friday about the alleged Melania Trump affair, publishing the string of tweets written by Byrne — who’s profile on Twitter reads that she’s a “novelist, playwright, artist, activist, traveler, futurist, feminist, TED speaker.”
According to the report, Byrne shared information she received from a source she refuses to name so that she can “accelerate [Trump’s] rate of self-destruction.” She repeated a rumor that former White House staffer, Claude Taylor, tweeted a few weeks ago about getting information from well-known sources that Donald and Melania Trump signed divorce papers, but never filed because of the surprise win in the election. The White House has denounced all negative reports written about them, with a spokesperson insisting that the reports are false about Melania being “miserable” in her marriage.
Byrne’s tweets were posted on Thursday in which she claims Melania Trump has been having an affair with the head of security at Tiffany’s in the Trump Tower lobby for “many years.” The novelist began her introductions into the affair rumor by telling followers she was ready to “leak the gossip” that is probably more of a “tip.” She continued that she can’t reveal her source and that the Trumps will likely deny the rumors, citing it as “fake news.”
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) June 2, 2017
Byrne made the serious allegation that Mrs. Trump has been visibly “miserable” and the affair is further reason why she’s not happy with her husband or the fact he won the presidency. She writes that this is a “broader illustration of why.” The writer further asserts that the affair is why Melania “doesn’t leave New York.”
But here it is: word is, for many years, Melania’s been having an affair with the head of security at Tiffany’s in the Trump Tower lobby.
— Monica Byrne (@monicabyrne13) June 1, 2017
Monica Byrne is urging journalists to probe this story further, standing by her claims that Melania Trump is cheating on her husband and that Donald Trump would undoubtedly be embarrassed if this got out. A photo of the man Byrne is accusing Melania of cheating with was posted on Twitter, but to protect his privacy in the allegations, it’s not posted here.
— CBS News 8 (@CBS8) May 24, 2017
The Trumps have been the subject of countless divorce rumors since the election. Every few months the magazines claim that Melania Trump is suffering behind-the-scenes, and the couple’s body language is analyzed every time they’re together. The latest flurry of reports sparked when Melania brazenly swatted Donald’s hand away when they were in Israel. They were walking the airport’s tarmac to meet dignitaries when the president reached back for her hand, but she flicked her hand away from him. It’s also thought that Melania didn’t want to disrespect the more conservative norms in the Middle East when it comes to showing physical affection. A few days later they were seen holding hands when they visited Italy.
Is there any truth to the Melania Trump affair rumor? Is there more to the story or is it baseless gossip? The true state of her marriage to Donald Trump is endlessly speculated upon. Melania will be moving to the White House after Barron finishes school in New York in June. The reason for her staying behind in New York City at Trump Tower after the election was reportedly to allow the 11-year-old to finish out the school year.
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