Soon after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election, Jimmy Kimmel even made a spoof of "The Bachelorette." In it, a woman steps out of a limo to meet a roomful of nervous suitors. The camera pans from her stiletto heel, up her sparkly gown, to her familiar face - it's Melania Trump! (Her head superimposed on the body of the actual bachelorette.)
Is Melania Trump really looking forward to being rid of President Donald Trump as much as tens of millions of Americans are? Or is it just another fantasy that Trump critics are projecting on a first lady who has succeeded in shrouding her true self in mystery?
Many who despise Donald Trump imagine that his wife does, too. They point to a few videos of her seeming to refuse to hold her husband's hand as proof. They also notice that Melania spends a lot of time apart from her husband, and she's not as publicly affectionate with him as, for instance, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama or Jill Biden are with their husbands. Some have baselessly claimed that Melania has a body double who stands in for her when (they imagine) she refuses to make appearances at her husband's side.