July 27, 2021

NBC News Melania Trump used newfound leverage to redo prenup after election win, new book says

First lady Melania Trump favorably renegotiated her prenuptial agreement after husband Donald Trump won the White House, according to a new book by Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan.

Mrs. Trump stayed in New York for months after the president’s inauguration, saying publicly it was because she didn’t want to interrupt son Barron’s school year. Privately, Jordan writes in “The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump,” she was using the time to cool off and leverage her absence in negotiations — as the president’s allies wanted her in Washington to be a calming force for the president.

According to a Post report on the book, Mrs. Trump learned new details about her husband during the scandal-riddled campaign, which was marked by reports of his alleged infidelities and a hot mic tape that captured him describing groping women’s genitals and kissing them without consent. Trump has denied the affairs.

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