When Melania Trump recently revisited her prenuptial agreement with former President Donald Trump, it sent ripples of speculation through the public. Many anticipated a looming divorce or an increased presence on the 2024 campaign trail. Surprisingly, neither of these scenarios has materialized as of October 7th. However, the details of the prenup have reignited an age-old conspiracy theory surrounding their union.
The most significant revelation in the contract is the substantial payout Melania would receive regardless of the circumstances. Yet, a specific clause in the document has piqued the interest of many observers, providing fodder for the theory that their marriage is more transactional than built on genuine romantic affection.
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Attorney and former federal prosecutor Ron Filipkowski asserted that he foresaw this legal maneuver back in May, emphasizing that Melania’s renegotiation was contingent on her continued association with Trump. “But this proves that the whole marriage has been transactional,” he asserted. The original prenup apparently included escalator clauses tied to the duration of their marriage and the possibility of having a child.
Where’s Melania? pic.twitter.com/C4wEfPWHB3
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The term “transactional” has long been associated with conjectures about Melania and Donald’s relationship. Numerous voices have suggested that their union appeared more like a calculated arrangement than a deeply emotional connection.
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This theory isn’t a new one. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, author of “Melania and Me,” voiced similar sentiments in a 2020 interview with the BBC. She contended, “I do believe it’s a transactional marriage… Donald got arm candy. Melania got two dynamic decades.” Wolkoff outlined Melania’s journey from a young model to becoming the First Lady, suggesting a calculated progression through their marriage.
Joy Behar winning quote of the day: Just wait till Melania finds out he’s worth $800 bucks. pic.twitter.com/2dzHbpRqZ7
— Jeanne Mann (@Jeanne_Mann) September 29, 2023