“Melania Trump Doesn’t Deserve Your Sympathy”

“Here, Melania is a victim of her husband’s brutishness; she is passive and silent, has no political opinions but instead is a sort of tabula rasa for America’s women, on which her treatment is proof of President Trump’s innate misogyny. President Trump’s casual misuse of his wife is a domestic tragedy with national implications.
But that narrative only works if, in fact, you believe that Melania is a blank slate or, at least, a woman simply acted on rather than a woman actively collaborating with her husband’s ideologies.”

Realizing that it’s probably not a good idea to be lulled into sympathy around Melania, I can so easily imagine her turning around and revealing herself to truly be Trump’s partner in his delusions and gaslighting.