French First Lady Brigitte Macron has said Melania Trump has become a virtual prisoner in her own home.
Mrs Macron said this after her three-day visit to Washington. Heaping praise on Melania Trump, Mrs Macron said the US First Lady is hiding a strong personality and is “fun” and “intelligent”. However, she also added that she is treated like a prisoner in the White House.
Mrs Macron said in an interview during the final day of the Macrons’ US trip:
Melania can’t do anything, she can’t even open a window at the White House because immediately the security services call and say ‘close it’.
She can’t go outside. Every day, I go out in Paris.
It is the second time Mrs Macron and Mrs Trump have met. The first time was when the Trumps visited Paris in July.
Mrs Macron described Mrs Trump as “kind, charming, intelligent”. Melania is reportedly a very different person in private from who she is in public
Mrs Macron said:
On the contrary she is really fun. We have the same sense of humour, we laugh a lot together. Everything is interpreted, over-interpreted. She’s someone who has a strong personality but she makes an effort to hide it. She laughs very easily at everything, but she shows it less than I do.