Melania Trump vs Nancy Reagan
Presidents sometimes have to deal with wives who are less intelligent than themselves.
Nancy Reagan consulted with an astrologer to determine Ronald’s schedule. Compared to that, Melania inserting some copied paragraphs into a speech she gave herself is no big deal. (And yes, the copied paragraphs appear to have originated from Melania herself and not a rogue speechwriter.) Unlike Joe Biden, she did this without mens rea because she didn’t know the rules. And unlike Joe Biden, she’s not next in line for the presidency.
Trump relies a lot more on his three oldest children for advice than he does his wife, and his three oldest children seem to be very intelligent and capable.
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Garr wrote in a comment to a previous post:
These people wouldn’t be trashy if they knew their proper places in the scheme of things. But they don’t. And Trump can’t even control his trashy wife. How is he going to deal with Putin and Erdogan?
Garr’s point was that Melania should have known she isn’t that smart and shouldn’t have attempted to change the speech that Jared Kushner’s people gave her. However, I assure Garr that Trump won’t have a problem dealing with Putin and Erdogan because he doesn’t have sex with them.