Their relationship is no business of ours and we should not suppose to know the possible motives or feelings behind it. However, even without dwelling on those details, the very oddness of the marriage, Melania’s odd speeches, expressions and other public behavior make me think that, in some horrible way, the American people are reacting in a similar way to this crazed, yet weirdly charismatic man. Whatever bizarre control he has over her he has also asserted over a large swath of vulnerable and unsophisticated Americans, who, like Melania, need an anchor and sense of security in a land that is, at least in recent times, strange to them. I worry whether they will ever be able to escape him. She seems unable to do so, at least so far.