In advance of Trump’s 71st birthday on June 14, Melania reportedly sent a mass email to his supporters that read, “I need your help to make it a birthday my husband will never forget. Our celebrations always include family and close friends. You have certainly proven yourself to be a loyal friend of my husband through your support of his positive vision to Make America Great Again and your unwavering commitment to the Republican Party.”
She added, “Friend, Donald will be glad to hear from friends like you who have meant so much to his and our Party’s success.”
The gesture is reminiscent of one made by former first lady Michelle Obama, who in 2010 collected millions of electronic signatures on a surprise birthday card for then-President Barack Obama’s 49th birthday.
Melania and Barron’s White House reception will undoubtedly be a warm one. Sam Nunberg, a former Trump aide, told Politico on Thursday, “I’m very happy she’s moving here. She’s a strong influence and personality, and I think she comforts him.”
Melania’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who live in Trump Tower in New York City, will also be around more, according to Politico, but they won’t officially move into the White House.
It’s unknown how the first family will celebrate the president’s birthday, but Trump is accustomed to lavish celebrations.
According to the Washington Post, when he turned 42 (and was married to first wife Ivana Trump), Donald kicked off his birthday with a 15-foot spaceship, magicians, a telegram from then-President Ronald Reagan, and a marquee sign with 1,500 lights that spelled his name in his Atlantic City casino-hotel.
Donald marked his 50th birthday alongside second wife Marla Maples with a white-glove ball in Trump Tower that included a star-studded 400-person guest list, a red carpet, and a special roped-off area for the paparazzi.
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