Former President Donald Trump has been slammed as a disgrace for his behavior on his wife, Melania Trump's birthday...
Even for Donald, this is low.
Here's the full story...
Now, Donald Trump first met his wife back in 1998.
Melania, who is from Slovenia, was working as a model and businesswoman when she met businessman Donald at a party.
He was in the process of divorcing his second wife, Marla Maples...
Though this didn't stop him from asking Melania out, to which she accepted.
The pair were dating for around 6 years when they became engaged in 2004...
And they tied the knot in 2005 in a lavish ceremony at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, followed by a reception in the ballroom at Donald's Mar-a-Lago estate.
Donald already had 4 children from his first 2 marriages...
The pair seemed to enjoy a happy marriage...
And there was no doubt that they both enjoyed the finer things in life, with them frequently attending star-studded events across the world.
But this was all to change in 2016.
Donald Trump began his presidential campaign and, much to the shock of the entire world, he was elected as the forty-fifth president of the United States in January 2017 - instantly making Melania the first lady.
Initially, Melania struggled to find her feet as the first lady...
And of course, it didn't take long for the criticisms to begin.
In comparison to former first ladies such as Michelle Obama, Melania was slammed for not sharing the same passion and charisma; and it was clear that as Donald's wife, she never thought she'd be in this position.
Who can blame her though?
I think we can all agree that when marrying Donald all those years ago, being America's First Lady was never on the agenda.
However, Melania valiantly took it in her stride...
And threw herself into the prestigious role with gusto.
However, cracks between Melania and Donald soon started to show following his (first) inauguration.
@realDonaldTrump @JoeBiden Check this out. Melania snatches her hand away from his, so Trump actually SHOVES her in… https://t.co/dtOjreALEb— Fletch Fletchington (@Fletch Fletchington)1603432923.0
Remember when Melania visibly snatched her hand away from her husband during his 2020 presidential campaign?
And, following Donald's loss to Democrat Joe Biden in November...
Rumors began to circulate that Melania would be seeking a divorce.
Well, Melania denied these rumors...
But it was still clear that the former model wasn't happy, whether that's with her marriage or the fact that she had been forced into such an important role as the country's first lady in the first place.
People were - and still are - convinced that she is going to jump ship...
Melania now that her contract is up pic.twitter.com/J0ydiybTb5— Sungani (@TheSungani) November 7, 2020
How is Melania btw? Has she started divorce proceedings yet? https://t.co/MIOjYpc3mc— Rayhab (@potentash) April 20, 2021
Are people voting yet on what month next year Melania is leaving Donald? I say May. She'll leave him in May of 2021. #FreeMelania— Jorge Boose (@JorgeBoose) November 11, 2020
I can't understand why Melania hasn't divorce Donald before he is broke or in jail.— John Spikowski (@JSpikowski) April 24, 2021
Melania hasn't filed for divorce yet huh? He doesn't really have that much money...I don't sense a hot romance, the kid's gotta be close to 18 now...what's she waiting for?— Larry Fine (@LarryFinesGhost) April 20, 2021
I hope the divorce is final— JDM3 (@JDM3_) April 27, 2021
I hope you are getting a divorce for your birthday!— Amy (@Ajburke625) April 27, 2021
She's not the First Lady anymore.— Bully, Coward & Victim - Specter of Roy Cohn (@epbofx) April 26, 2021
In fairness she, never really was.
When can she file for divorce?
January 2022 is the over/under.
Melania Trump : “I’m done, ciao bye” pic.twitter.com/2gWGkvUvpE— Thomas Donzel (@thomasdonzel) January 21, 2021
No way Kim is leaving Kanye and Melania isn't leaving Donald— Michael Gattine-Suarez (@UnlimitedMAGS) January 8, 2021
Who else had Melania leaving Donald before Kim leaving Kanye on their 2021 prediction calendar?— Dan Gerous, Inc.🐷😷 (@Anythingpork) February 20, 2021
Well, Melania has defied the odds and remains very much married to Donald...
Though, after his behavior on her birthday, we're not sure how much longer it'll last.
Melania celebrated her fifty-first birthday on Monday, April 26th...
But her hubsand - along with his army of Republicans - used the occasion to beg supporters to donate to his presidential party instead.
Donald's backers clearly saw an opportunity to cash in on well-wishers who were advised to cough up $100 to "defend the Trump legacy."
Rather than figuring out what the Republican party could possibly gift Melania, organizers decided a digital card and rallying funds for their own political gain would do the trick.
Over the weekend, emails and texts were sent off to Republican supporters, prompting them to sign a digital birthday card if they had not already done so, The Times reported.
No chance that 280 characters are enough for me to provide a full and frank answer to the email question that I was just asked by the RNC: "You haven't signed Melania Trump's birthday card? Why is that?" Well, it's a long story...— Walter Shapiro (@MrWalterShapiro) April 26, 2021
In the style of Trump's old tweets - complete with his infamous capital letters - the email read:
"We know how much the First Lady means to YOU so we're going to give you ONE MORE chance to sign her card, but you must ACT FAST!"
Once party supporters had signed the birthday card, they were taken to a page that encouraged them to make a donation to make a sizeable donation to the party's coffers.
The recommended $100 option was, of course, automatically selected to remove any doubt of how much was appropriate to give.
Happy belated birthday, Melania! We hope Donald's party donations made your day very special.