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Melania Trump will break a long-standing custom by not attending the 2024 presidential debate on Thursday night.

Donald Trump’s spouse was nowhere to be seen when he de-boarded his aircraft in Atlanta, Georgia forward of his first debate in opposition to President Joe Biden since 2020. Now, it’s confirmed she won’t be attending the talk to help her husband, CNN stories.

The former president’s spouse has been largely absent from his 2024 presidential marketing campaign. She has already missed key occasions, together with the kickoff of the 2024 election in Iowa and her husband’s Super Tuesday victory get together.

Melania additionally didn’t attend a single day of Trump’s hush cash trial in Manhattan. He is about to be sentenced on July 11, simply days earlier than the Republican National Convention, the place he shall be named the official GOP presidential nominee.

Melania Trump, pictured, will not attend the first presidential debate of 2024 between her husband, Donald Trump, and President Joe Biden
Melania Trump, pictured, won’t attend the primary presidential debate of 2024 between her husband, Donald Trump, and President Joe Biden (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Melania was most lately seen at Barron Trump’s highschool commencement in May. She additionally attended a marketing campaign occasion in April with the Log Cabin Republicans, which describes itself as “the nation’s largest Republican organization dedicated to representing LGBT conservatives and allies.”

When reporters requested Melania in March if she’d be returning to the path, she informed them, “stay tuned.” Several consultants additionally predict Melania won’t transfer again into the White House if her husband wins in November.

“She’s distancing herself even more from her husband and from the Washington social political scene,” Kate Andersen Brower, an professional on the White House and first girls, stated.

Donald Trump (right), Melania Trump (center) and her father Viktor Knavs (left) attend Barron Trump’s high school graduation. Experts say Melania is distancing herself from her husband
Donald Trump (proper), Melania Trump (middle) and her father Viktor Knavs (left) attend Barron Trump’s highschool commencement. Experts say Melania is distancing herself from her husband (AFP by way of Getty Images)

Katherine Jellison, a historical past professor at Ohio University who research first girls, informed the Associated Press that Melania and her husband have usually damaged with custom.

“But everything the Trumps do seems to be against the standard playbook of how candidates and spouses behave,” Jellison stated this week.

Thursday’s debate can also be breaking with custom. The occasion marks the primary televised debate between a former and sitting president. CNN, the community internet hosting the talk, has additionally eradicated a dwell viewers and can mute candidates’ microphones when it’s not their flip to spreak.

Biden has spent a lot of the final week at Camp David together with his shut advisers getting ready for the talk. Meanwhile, Trump has prioritized coverage discussions with allies over formal debate preparation, The Independent beforehand reported.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/melania-trump-debate-donald-where-b2570368.html