President Donald Trump gave his State of the Union on Tuesday night. However, hours before the speech, the White House made a shocking announcement about his 11 year-old son Barron that indicates there really may be trouble brewing at home.
Elite Daily reported that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke out on Tuesday to say that Barron will not be attending the speech.
“I don’t believe [Barron] will be attending as of right now,” Sanders said.
Sarah Sanders: “All of the president’s children and the first lady will be at the State of the Union with the exclusion of Barron” pic.twitter.com/rZPUO0iRCh
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 29, 2018
It came as a surprise when it was reported that Barron would not be attending, as presidential children typically attend State of the Unions. This announcement raised even more eyebrows given the rumors that have been swirling in the past few weeks about President Trump’s marriage to Melania, Barron’s mother.
This comes a week after it was reported that Trump allegedly had an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels back in 2006, four months after Barron was born.
Daily Mail reported that since news of the affair broke, Melania has been staying at a fancy Washington D.C. hotel. This came after it was claimed that Trump’s lawyer paid Daniels $130,000 to stay silent about the tryst. Making matters worse, a 2011 interview with Daniels just surfaced in which she talked about the alleged 2006 sexual encounter with the future president in a hotel room at a casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada following a celebrity charity golf tournament.
In the interview, Daniels claimed she could intimately describe the president’s manhood and even revealed sex positions they had enjoyed. Barron was four months old at the time the alleged tryst took place.
“It’s been upsetting and humiliating; her relationship with President Trump has become strained,” a White House source said.
Melania had been scheduled to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland with her husband, but she cancelled at the last minute. On Thursday, Melania flew to West Palm Beach, Florida.
Melania’s office claimed that she did not go to Davos because of scheduling and logistical issues. However, sources inside the White House said a memo sent to staffers also indicated the first lady is not expected to make any solo appearances while the President is away, drawing into question how her schedule is conflicted.
“Melania spends three to four days a week away from the White House and has stayed at a hotel in D.C. multiple times in January, often for days at a time. She also travels up to New York,” a White House source said. “She’s rarely comes into her West Wing office as other first ladies have done and her schedule is vague at best.”
“She seems to be avoiding duties unless there is a very special reason,” the source continued. “Talk among staffers is that the Stormy Daniels affair hit her hard, it’s been upsetting and humiliating and her relationship with President Trump has become strained.”