Friday, April 19, 2024

Melania Trump MIA from Xmas Photo Because Mother is Very Ill: I Told You This in 2018, After Ivana Trump Told Me


EXCLUSIVE Melania Trump is getting all kinds of grief for not appearing with Donald in their Christmas photo.

Personally, I don’t care, and no one blames her for keeping her distance from a man who tells his enemies to ‘rot in hell’ on Christmas Day.

But Melania, I can tell you, was with her mother and that’s why she’s not in the picture.

I first told you about Melania’s mother being sick back in 2018. Now I can tell you who told me, because she’s gone: Ivana Trump.

The late Ivana, now buried in an unmarked, overgrown grave at Donald’s Bedminster, New Jersey Golf Club, told me that Amalija Knauss had cancer, was very ill then, and that Melania was spending most of her time with her in Bedminster.

Ivana told me that Knauss’s basically lived there in their own house on the golf course, Melania and Barron, in 2018, lived there, too.

Before Trump was erroneously elected president in 2016, Barron spent most of his time with his grandparents on a separate floor of Trump Tower.

If you look at the full Christmas photo taken at Mar-a-Lago, off to the left is Melania’s father. He’s smiling, too. But I’m sure he’s not happy that his wife and daughter are not present.

As much as everyone hates the Trumps, and likes to make fun of Melania, why would she be absent if her father was there? And why would he be alone?

As for Ivana she told me all this privately at a dinner party, but “off the record.” It was just a conversation we had, and I left her name out of it in 2018 so as to not to cause her grief with that lousy family. But now that she’s gone, and they’ve disrespected her memory so shamefully, I felt it was okay to explain the whole situation.

Let’s hope Melania’s mother is on the mend and will make a full recovery.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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