A penetrating exposé in the Washington Post suggests that even though First Lady Melania Trump has finally managed to establish her position within the President Donald Trump‘s family, the same could not be said about her own parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs.
Apparently, despite being married to Melania since 2005, Donald Trump still did not show any respect to his father-in-law who formerly made a living as a car mechanic and a chauffeur while in his native country of Slovenia.
According to two former maids, who worked for the 74-year-old Republican President, Trump would often shout at his father-in-law for various reasons, such as not being good at playing golf.
In addition, Viktor, who allegedly was given some of Trump’s unused garments, invoked the fury of his son-in-law back in 2013 for wearing one of Donald’s baseball hats while being at a golf course.
Apparently, upon seeing Viktor’s choice of attire for the day, Trump started yelling at him in front of everybody present and greatly embarrassed him because nobody was allowed to wear the red hat but him.
Sandra Diaz, a former employee of the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, and Victorina Morales, who worked as Trump’s housekeeper at Bedminster, revealed to the publication: “Nobody could wear the red hat but [Trump]. The whole world saw what Trump had done to his father-in-law.”
One of the maids revealed that after Knavs had been berated in front of a bunch of other golfers, and he was “very embarrassed.”
Diaz and Morales claimed that they were in the villa when Knavs returned and “threw the hat on the ground and cursed Trump.”
However, many claimed that the behavior of the real estate mogul towards his father-in-law was to be expected since his relationship with Melania was often described as “transactional.”
According to Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who was once a close confidant to the former model and the First Lady of the United States, the relationship between the President and the First Lady was nothing more than a business deal, as in her book, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady, she claimed, “I do believe it is a transactional marriage. Donald got arm candy, the Vogue cover legitimized Melania, which legitimized Donald as well, and Melania got two dynamic decades.”
Some observers are interested to see how the power couple will behave after leaving the White House in January.