Peter Stevenson, Washington Post – December 22, 2016
There’s been plenty of chatter, though few hard details, about the roles that members of President-elect Donald Trump’s family will play in the White House once he takes the oath of office on Jan. 20 — or even whether some immediate family members will make it to the White House at all.
Lauren Gambino, The Guardian – December 20, 2016
Hurwitz has written speeches for every 21st-century Democratic presidential nominee. She started her career in 1998 as an intern for then-vice president Al Gore. She worked on John Kerry’s failed 2004 presidential campaign, and then in 2007, Hurwitz started the election cycle as the chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Hurwitz was behind Clinton’s famous 2008 concession speech, where she thanked her supporters for putting “18m cracks” in the “highest, hardest glass ceiling”.
Kate Andersen Brower, CNN – December 5, 2016
When former Vice President Al Gore emerged from his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, he made sure to tell reporters that he met with Ivanka Trump first but spent “the bulk of the time” with her father.
Krissah Thompson, Washington Post – November 21, 2016
It’s one of the most enduring rituals of the presidential transition: On Inauguration Day, one first family returns to its home town, while the next moves into the White House. But come January, this tradition will be dramatically upended, as Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, plans to continue living in Manhattan with their young son Barron, at least until he completes the school year.
Lindsay Brown, BBC – November 11, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump’s wife Melania will become first lady when he is inaugurated in January. But it’s his daughter Ivanka that many political commentators believe will assume some of the political duties.
Alicia A. Caldwell, Chad Day, & Jake Pearson, Associated Press – November 5, 2016
Melania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the United States worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, according to detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents from 20 years ago provided to The Associated Press. The details of Mrs. Trump’s early paid modeling work in the U.S. emerged in the final days of a bitter presidential campaign in which her husband, Donald Trump, has taken a hard line on immigration laws and those who violate them.
Joe Palazzolo, Michael Rothfeld, & Lukas I. Alpert, Wall Street Journal – November 4, 2016
The company that owns the National Enquirer, a backer of Donald Trump, agreed to pay $150,000 to a former Playboy centerfold model for her story of an affair a decade ago with the Republican presidential nominee, but then didn’t publish it, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people familiar with the matter. The tabloid-newspaper publisher reached an agreement in early August with Karen McDougal, the 1998 Playmate of the Year.
Kevin Cirilli & Ben Brody, Bloomberg – November 3, 2016
Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, hit the campaign trail outside Philadelphia on Thursday to call for more civility online, in an appeal to suburban women voters with just five days left until the U.S. presidential election. American “culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teachers,” Melania Trump said in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, lamenting cyber-bullying in particular.
, New York Times – October 20, 2016
Melania, Ivanka and Vanessa Trump — the candidate’s wife, daughter and daughter-in-law — all wore black to the final debate, a departure from the colors they chose for earlier appearances, which tended to the light and bright.
Morgan Ortagus and Sam Vinograd, Marie Claire – September 7, 2016
It’s true: Melania Trump has been a somewhat easy target this presidential election, between cribbing parts of her RNC speech from Michelle Obama and appearing otherwise aloof to the people and their process. But now, after the hopeful First Lady has filed a libel suit against two media outlets for claiming, with seemingly no proof, that she had been involved with an escort service in the past, we—a Republican and a Democrat—can’t help but come to her defense.