Melania Trump Faces Strain Amidst Trump’s Conviction in Hush Money Trial

Melania Trump Former First Lady of the United States
Melania Trump Former First Lady of the United States. Credit | Getty images

United States – The criminal hush money trial that Trump recently went through in New York City and his conviction on Thursday have been described as “very hard going” for his wife, Melania Trump, due to testimonies of his extramarital affairs.

Former President Trump Convicted in New York City Trial

Trump was convicted Thursday of 34 felony counts of falsifying business documents, making him the first former U. S. president who ever got indicted. He has appealed the said ruling, as reported by The Hills.

Trump’s Response and Appeal

The payments were related to the pre-election hush money regarding a previous extramarital relationship between Trump and an adult actress, which he has dismissed.

The encounter is believed to have taken place at a charity golf tournament in 2006 when Trump was still married to his wife, Melania, and barely months after the birth of their son Barron.

“She’s fine, but I think it’s very hard for her,” Trump said of the former first lady in a “Fox and Friends” interview, adding that “in many ways, it’s tougher on them [my family] than it is me.”

“I have a wonderful wife who has to listen to this stuff all the time. They do that for this reason. They do that, all these salacious names that they put in of these people, and I’m not even allowed to defend myself because of the gag order. Think of it,” Trump said, without specifying who “they” is.

“But they put this stuff in to create havoc. These are bad people,” he continued. “I know everything they’re doing. I know every move they make; I get it.”

Trump’s Acceptance of Potential Prison Sentence

Trump mentioned later in the interview that, given the circumstances, he is ‘OK’ with the prospect of going to prison. Due to the charges, he might land in prison for a maximum of four years, though this might not happen. This is due to happen on July 11, after his sentencing, as reported by The Hills.