The former First Lady of the United States has given her first interview since leaving the White House, and one sentence, in particular, has gotten people talking.
Three words from former First Lady Melania Trump were all it took to reignite speculation that her husband, Donald Trump, is planning another presidential run.
The 52-year-old spoke with Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Pete Hegseth about her infamous Vogue snub, her NFT projects, and the leadership of Mr. Trump’s successor, Joe Biden, in her first interview since leaving the White House in January 2021 after Donald Trump’s crushing election defeat.
However, one major hint about Trump’s future plans raised eyebrows, with the couple’s mother suggesting to the network that the couple may be plotting a presidential comeback.
“I think we achieved a lot in four years of the Trump administration,” Ms. Trump said of her husband’s single term in office.
Ms. Trump confirmed it was a possibility when asked directly if she would return to the White House if Mr. Trump decided to go after the top job again in 2024.
Her coy response was, “Never say never.”
While he has not confirmed, either way, Mr. Trump has fueled speculation that he is eyeing the presidency by campaigning for a number of Republican midterm election candidates across the country.
As per news.com.au, Ms. Trump’s well-publicized Vogue snub was also discussed in the interview.
New First Ladies have graced the cover of the fashion bible in recent years, including Jill Biden, Michelle Obama, and Hillary Clinton.
Last year’s cover featured current Vice President Kamala Harris, but Ms. Trump has only appeared on the cover once, in 2005, following her lavish wedding.
She told Fox News that she had “never” been given the title of First Lady, blaming the slight on political bias.
“They are biased, and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” Ms. Trump said.
“And I think American people and everyone see it, and I have much more important things to do – and I did in the White House than being on the cover of Vogue.
“People I see always criticize me, whatever I do, and I’m used to that. I move forward, and I’m here … helping people, and that is the mission.”
Ms. Trump also used the opportunity to criticize Joe Biden’s presidency, claiming that the American people were suffering under his administration.
“I think it’s sad to see what’s going on if you really look deeply into it,” she said. “I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is going on around the world as well.
“So it’s very sad to see and I hope it changes fast.”
Inflation in the United States is currently at an all-time high, raising fears of aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.
During an interview with Nigel Farage for UK channel GB News last December, Donald Trump hinted that a rerun was in the works.
Mr. Trump finished the interview by saying, “We’re going to have a big ‘22 and I think we’re going to have an even bigger ‘24”, after earlier saying he enjoyed politics as he was “helping people”.
Mr. Trump had previously made headlines after telling Fox News that he was “certainly thinking about” running for president again in 2024.
To be eligible to run in 2024, Mr. Trump must first win the Republican presidential nomination, which does not officially begin until after the November 2022 midterm elections in the United States.