The spokesperson wrote, "as a magazine tailored to women it is shameful that they continue to write salacious and false stories meant to demean Mrs. Trump". Since she trimmed that tree, the tradition on the first lady welcoming the tree has lived on.
"This isn't something she wanted and it isn't something he ever thought he'd win", one longtime friend of the Trumps' told me.
Melania spoke to Us Weekly about being criticized in the public eye in 2015, six months before her husband, 71, was named the Republican presided nominee. "I don't think she was ever too insane about it".
"I think she understood he was going to be unhappy if he didn't run".
"Merry Christmas", the first lady said to the kids, as she embraced several of the children with a big group hug.
According to Stone, Ms Trump urged her husband to "either run or don't run". "I think she's trying her best", she said. "It's Donald's thing, '" Stone was quoted as saying.
The First Lady seemed blissfully unaware of how freaky she looked standing there and eventually even cracked a smile. The mother of Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump was overheard at a party in 2015, talking about her ex-husband's presidential prospects.
Tom Barrack, the billionaire investor and long-time friend of Mr Trump, told Vanity Fair: "The one who has the most control over Donald is Melania, 100 percent, and he listens to her and adores her".
The source claimed, "she didn't want this come h*ll or high water" and didn't believe it would even happen.
Ms Trump, who is nearly a quarter century younger than her husband, is known for being reclusive and media shy.
"I said: 'I'm first Trump lady".
She added, "You have to have thick skin".