Melania Trump speaks from the podium on first night of Republican National Convention in 2016.
Melania Trump’s Staff Did This One Strange Thing To Make Her More Mysterious
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Having done only a handful of interviews during a short term in office, Melania Trump may be one of the most mysterious first ladies in the history of the United States.
She made very few public appearances during her husband's presidency. When she did, Trump was cautious about what she chose to say and how she was portrayed in public.
Former aide and friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff says that Trump's lack of communication was a way to protect herself and not allow the media and her critics to get too close.
Wolkoff said Trump had a list of pre-approved words that she wanted her staff to use to describe her whenever her name came up, such as "confident," "strong," and "independent."
Former colleague Stephanie Grisham says Melania was not afraid to voice her opinion when her husband was still president and one of the most powerful men in the world.
When asked about the dynamic between Donald and Melania, Grisham said, "The attitude I admired about her the most is she did what she wanted, when she wanted to."