According to a new book, part of the reason first lady Melania Trump delayed her move from New York City to the White House in 2017 was because she was renegotiating her prenuptial agreement with President Donald Trump.
Author Mary Jordan, a Washington Post reporter, cites sources close to Trump as saying her intent in doing so was to “amend her financial agreement with Trump — what Melania referred to as ‘taking care of Barron.’ “
The book, titled, “The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump,” is based on more than a hundred interviews, according to the Post.
According to the Post, the book said the first lady needed time to cool off after the President’s alleged sexual indiscretions and Jordan writes that three people close to Trump say that this new prenuptial agreement ensured that Barron would not be shut out of the family business.
“She wanted proof in writing that when it came to financial opportunities and inheritance, Barron would be treated as more of an equal to Trump’s oldest three children,” writes Jordan.
Donald Trump has many times shared publicly his support of the idea of protecting one’s wealth with a prenuptial agreement. He told CNN’s Larry King in 1997: “I’m a big pre-nup believer, even though they’re nasty terrible documents. I’m a big believer in that stuff.”
A spokeswoman for the first lady dismissed the book and it’s reporting.
“Yet another book about Mrs. Trump with false information and sources. This book belongs in the fiction genre,” said Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump’s chief of staff.