A “Where’s Melania?” banner asking about the whereabouts of former first lady Melania Trump reportedly flew above the Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, where former president Donald Trump attended a major football game.
Injured White House hopeful Doug Burgum rides his scooter around the Iowa-Iowa State tailgate, while a plane flies a “WHERE’S MELANIA?” banner overhead pic.twitter.com/QF3MCUBKWa
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Melania Trump has stayed in Florida with the couple’s son, Barron Trump, and has not been seen on the campaign trail.
The New York Times reports that the former first lady has kept a quiet profile due to sentiments of betrayal from a variety of friends, aides, and family members during her time in the White House, despite the fact that she vehemently supports her husband’s 2024 campaign.
Trump is making his second trip to the Hawkeye State in recent weeks in an effort to keep up his lead among Republican voters there, where he has improved recently in national polls.
The former governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, the governors of Florida and North Dakota, as well as businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, are all anticipated to attend the game.