Melania Trump played MAJOR role in one of Trump’s most important decisions

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Mary Jordan, a Washington Post reporter, wrote The Art of Her Deal describing the personal life of the US First Lady and her relationship with the president. The title uncovers some of the gestures that Ms Trump had towards her husband and how they prove her loyalty to him.

“Melania is very behind-the-scenes but unbelievably influential,” Sean Spicer, the president’s first communication director, told Ms Jordan.

Mr Spicer explained that while some officials try to mandate what the president should do, Ms Trump is not one to say “hire this person, fire this person”.

Instead, she gives him her opinion, which he tends to agree with.

According to Mr Spicer, if the First lady gives her views on a topic, the president agree, saying “‘she is right’, and that was the end of the discussion”.

Thanks to Ms Trump’s support, Indiana Governor Mike Pence was offered the vice president role.

In 2016, Trump was choosing a vice president, and was undecided between Mr Pence, then-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Ms trump, Mr Pence and his wife, Karen, spent the July 4 weekend at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, having long discussions together.

The following week, she told her husband the Pence’s were “good people”, according to Ms Jordan, and that Mr Pence “was not too ambitious”.

Ms Trump’s conversation with president Trump gave Mr Pence advantage Mr Gingrich and Mr Christie.

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“She played a big role. It was beyond consulting,” a person with direct knowledge of the process told Ms Jordan.

“She thought he would be a loyal adviser, not an alpha.”

Ms Trump thought Mr Pence would be “content” with being second to the president in the country’s decision-making.

Unlike Mr Gingrich and Mr Christie, Mr Pence would “not gun for the top job”.

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Another key indication that Ms Trump preferred Mr Pence as a vice-president was when Trump asked Mr Pence what he thought of his adversaries.

Mr Pence answered the question by pointing out their good qualities, while Mr Gingrich and Mr Christie were “total assassins” when enquired about their opponent.

Ms Trump thought Mr Pence’s attitude meant he would “stay in his lane, step aside and let Trump be Trump”.

She then urged the president to chose the then-Indiana governor for the role.

White House and Vice President Mike Pence did not respond to a request for comment.

Various sources close to Trump claimed his current wife knows him better than any other woman he has ever dated, Ms Jordan wrote.

When the couple split up in 1999, she did not date other men because she understood the key to being with him again was to “prove her loyalty,” a friend told Ms Jordan.

Trump is said to pay attention to his wife’s comments, contrarily to what many think.

“People cross Melania at their own risk—and that risk is, ‘off with your head.’ I’m not kidding … you are gone if she doesn’t like you,” a former White House official told Mr Jordan.

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