Melania Trump gets a lot of attention from the press these days, and with good reason: Almost everything she now does is seen as some sort of message she’s sending to her husband. After the news broke of Trump’s scandalous affair with a porn star, Melania has been understandably hurt — it all took place during the first years of their marriage and just a few short months after the birth of their son, Barron, who we presume already must know about his father’s infidelity as well.
But of all the messages she’s been subtly sending Donald over the days since the affair made the papers — from skipping the Davos trip, to traveling alone to the State of the Union, and even storming directly past Donald off of Air Force One on their way to Mar-a-Lago, directly in front of the cameras — the one discovered today has to be the most hurtful to the aging, thin-skinned old coot she’s shackled to by matrimony.
It turns out that on Twitter, Trump’s very favorite form of communication with the masses and probably the place where he’s most popular, Melania has chosen a very specific honor for someone Trump hates: Barack Obama.
Everyone who uses Twitter knows that unless you’re famous, you probably don’t have a giant following. Likewise, they know that people who are famous don’t generally follow a lot of people themselves — usually just fellow celebrities or people in the same field. Sometimes more, sometimes less, and sometimes for a good reason. If you use Twitter regularly to communicate with specific people, you can’t have your feed cluttered with retweets of memes and the latest hashtags.
So when someone famous follows you, it’s a mark of honor. And as it happens, Melania follows just a handful of people on the social media platform: Both of her husband’s accounts, the Vice President, his wife… and Barack Obama.
It’s a lovely bit of husband-trolling that Melania Trump only follows five people and one of them is Barack Obama.
— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) February 2, 2018
I mean, it’s no wonder — the ex-president has a hundred million followers, more than twice as many as her tweet-happy husband. And the stuff he posts. Man, is that guy inspiring.
Still, Donald is certain to go ballistic when he finds out that Melania’s got a secret social media “thing” for his arch-nemesis the Secret Kenyan Muslim Commie Socialist From Mars.
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