The President has given his daughter Ivanka a high priority in his administration as well as a coveted job. Giving the perception that he values her opinions far more than others in the administration. He has also notably given Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner an important role as well.
On his first overseas trip abroad the President brought his daughter and son-in-law sparking rumors that Ivanka is playing more of a First Lady role than Melania Trump herself.
Ivanka has appeared at state level meetings, classified briefings, receptions, dinners, and events. While Melania Trump has been more in the background as she currently lives in New York with her son Barron until he finishes school. Which has made people believe that Ivanka has been taking over her role.
Some argue that the First Lady’s body language indicates she never wanted the position she holds and that she is a more reserved and private person. Whereas the position of First Lady requires one to live under public scrutiny. Liberals have tried to create a narrative in which Melania hates her husband which they point to her refusing to hold his hand as evidence of.
Via Daily Mail: