Melania Trump is not your average First Lady. Look, I am not taking anything away from any of the others like Laura Bush, Michelle, or even Hillary.
I am just saying Melania owns her own very successful business and created her own brand – before she came to the White House.
Sure the others have brands now, but none had one before the White House. Except Melania.
Which makes her unique and like her husband President Trump, the perfect choice to cut the fat from the bloated budget.
And this is not a criticism of Michelle or Laura – we want out leaders and their families to be comfortable so we give them huge budgets – and more of a compliment to Melania.
Because as a businesswoman she knows what is needed and what is extra and knows how to stretch a dollar.
Just like her husband.
And with our deficit problem it comes just in the nick of time.
Melania has significantly cut the fat from Michelle’s and Laura’s and Hillary’s budgets and is saving taxpayers a good chunk of change in the process.
According to new report by Fox News, in President Barack Obama’s first year Michelle had 16 on staff who earned a combined $1.24 million a year.
Melania Trump? Four are listed in the report but her communications director says there are nine… either way the total cost to taxpayers is just $486,700.
“As with all things that she does, she is being very deliberate in her hiring, focusing on quality over quantity,” communications director Stephanie Grisham said. “It is important to her that the team is a good fit for what she wants to accomplish as first lady, and that everyone works well together. She also wants to be mindful and responsible when it comes to taxpayer money.”
FactCheck.org released their own rankings and found Michelle came in first with 24 staffers in her most lavish year followed by Hillary with 19 and Laura Bush with 18.
Melania Trump has between 4 and 9 staffers.
Join me in giving a thank you to Melania for saving us something, however small.