The State of the Union address is an important annual event for first ladies. Amid a cheating scandal that has rocked the White House over the past few weeks, Melania Trump is expected to appear alongside Donald Trump when he speaks to the nation Tuesday evening. But what about their son, Barron Trump?
Melania Will Attend State of the Union
According to NY Times, Melania’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed that she would attend the State of the Union with her husband. The White House Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, also said that Melania would be in attendance, but Barron is not expected to join them.
Melania’s uncertainty comes after she canceled a significant trip with her husband. She was supposed to travel to Davos with Trump last week but canceled amid rumors that he cheated on her with a porn star.
Inside Trump’s Affair Rumors
Trump allegedly had an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels back in 2006. The two met during a celebrity golf tournament. The tryst reportedly happened a year into the couple’s marriage and months after she gave birth to Barron.
Trump has denied the affair, though one of his lawyers reportedly paid Daniels $130,000 to keep silent months before the 2016 presidential election. Daniels has since released a statement denying the payment ever happened.
Jimmy Kimmel says he has booked Stormy Daniels on his late-night show for the night of President Trump's State of the Union address. https://t.co/e2oPcBKJKx— The Associated Press (@AP) January 27, 2018
Melania Keeps Low-Profile Amid Cheating Scandal
After canceling the trip to Davos, Melania made a surprise appearance at the Holocaust Museum in Washington. She then flew to Mar-a-Lago in Florida and had remained out of the spotlight ever since. Sources claim that Melania had to cancel the trip because of scheduling issues and that she is simply focusing on the family.
Melania’s low-profile raised concerns that she might miss Trump’s first State of the Union, but it sounds like she will be at his side when he addresses Congress.
Melania Condemns Rumors
Melania has not commented on the rumors surrounding her husband. Her spokeswoman released a statement over the weekend condemning the litany of rumors that have surfaced over the past month.
“The laundry list of salacious & flat-out false reporting about Mrs. Trump by tabloid publications & TV shows has seeped into ‘main stream media’ reporting,” Grisham shared on social media. “She is focused on her family & role as FLOTUS — not the unrealistic scenarios being peddled daily by the fake news.”
Who Else Will Attend Trump’s Speech?
Apart from Melania, the rest of Trump’s children are expected to attend the State of the Union. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump will fly to Washington from New York and join the rest of the family. Ivanka Trump, who has served as her father’s adviser, will be at the event along with Tiffany Trump, who is currently enrolled in law school.
It isn’t clear why Barron will not be at the event. Melania will be seated with 15 guests of her choice. These guests will likely represent Trump’s political agenda in the coming year and the things that he accomplished during his first year in office.
With Melania Trump in attendance, Donald Trump will give the State of the Union address on Tuesday night.