Donald Trump’s second wife Marla Maples was invited to the Today show earlier this week — but the hosts seemed a little disappointed that she would not trash the president during her appearance.
When asked if she has been surprised by anything the president has said or done, Maples said: “I don’t want to be judged, so how can I judge another human being?” Maples also revealed that Trump considered running for president more than two decades ago, but postponed his plans because of the children, she said.
Did you ever think this day would come when [Donald Trump] would be president?
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 18, 2018
Thinking About Becoming President
There was a lot of speculation in the late 1980s and early ’90s that Trump was thinking about making a run for president.
An interview of Trump by Oprah Winfrey really got rumors going.
Since then, that interview has been played countless times, as Trump has long held many of the beliefs that he now touts.
From Maples perspective, one of the main reasons he did not run back then was because they knew how tough it would be on the family.
“Donnie, Ivanka, and Eric were much younger, and it’s a big toll, it can take a big toll on kids,” Maples said.
Donald Trump and Marla Maples eventually added a fourth child, Tiffany, to the family in 1993.
She Was Right
The words Maples spoke about the presidency being difficult on the children could not ring truer.
While the Obama children and the children of most presidents have always enjoyed a free ride, it has been significantly more difficult for Trump’s youngest son, Barron.
He has not only been attacked by the media, but also by numerous liberal stars, including actress Rosie O’Donnell.
There have also been rumors of Barron running away, and some have even accused Melania of taking him to her parents to get him out of the White House “atmosphere.”
Of course, all of these rumors were false — but the liberal media will say anything to make the president look bad.
Thankfully, Marla Maples took the high road and did not feed into the media’s incessant need to attack the president. Stay classy, Ms. Maples.