President Trump Admires His Father but Rarely Talks about His Mother

Mary Trump, the mother of US President Donald Trump, started as a domestic worker in New York.

Born in 1912, then Mary Anne MacLeod lived a poor life in the outskirts of Stornoway, Scotland, as reported by Politico.

President Trump’s third and current wife, Melania, has the same beginning as his mother. An immigrant from Slovenia, Melania’s family survive on factory work.

Her father was a fisherman, and they lived on subsistence farming. Mary, who was the tenth of 10 children, traveled to America during the Depression, turning 18 in transit. She saw America as her hope for a better life.

When she arrived in America on May 11, 1930, she told authorities that she would work as a “domestic.”

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Some people have wondered whether President Trump rarely talks about his mother, as though he was not proud of his mother’s poor beginnings.

The president noticeably talks more about his father, Fred Trump, whose photo he placed on a table behind the Resolute Desk when he moved into the Oval Office.

He has been vocal about his father’s influence over his life, writing much about him in his 2007 book, “Think Big.”

FEW WORDS FOR HIS MOTHER

President Trump hasn’t talked lengthily about his mother. In past interviews, he has described his mother as “fantastic,” “very warm,” “a homemaker,” a “wonderful person,” “a great beauty,” among others.

When Mary met Fred, he was an up-and-coming real estate developer.

They married in January 1936 in a fancy ceremony in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Scotland’s Stornoway Gazette ran a story about the wedding, with the headline: “Tong Girl Weds Abroad.”

President Trump’s third and current wife, Melania, has the same beginning as his mother. An immigrant from Slovenia, Melania’s family survive on factory work.

Melania and other children of factory workers would feature children’s clothing in fashion shows at the factory.

She grew up to become a model, moving to the US in 1996. She met Donald Trump in September 1998 through her manager, who hosted a party at a Times Square nightclub.

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