Via Daily Mail:
President Donald Trump, his wife Melania and their son Barron were the picture of happiness as they left the White House on Friday afternoon to head off for a family weekend away in the wake of the president’s ongoing, very public feud with MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
The first family looked relaxed and carefree as they made their way onto Marine One, pausing to smile and wave at the waiting cameras before later boarding Air Force One and heading to Bedminster, New Jersey, where they are due to stay until Monday.
All three coordinated in very patriotic red, white, and blue ensembles, with Melania donning a red-and-white gingham skirt and white blouse, while President Trump opted for a navy blue suit and striped blue tie, and their 11-year-old son Barron looked relaxed in a blue T-shirt and beige shorts.
Melania – who has been joined by her parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, for the weekend – accessorized her ensemble with a pair of sky-high Christian Louboutin heels and added a touch of glamour courtesy of her statement sunglasses.
At one point, Donald rested a reassuring hand on his wife’s back in a very public gesture of support – and, no doubt, of rebuttal against recent claims that Melania is not entirely committed to their marriage.
The first family’s departure from Washington, D.C. comes just one day after the president became embroiled in a furious – and very public – dispute with MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski that led to the latter making a sensational claim on Friday that Melania is only staying with her husband for the sake of their son Barron.
Brzezinski put some oomph behind unsubstantiated rumors that Melania Trump wants out of her marriage during an interview with InStyle that appeared on the magazine’s website.
‘I know Melania. I haven’t talked to her in months, but if my gut is right, I don’t think she’s going to put up with it much longer,’ Brzezinski said. ‘I know nothing. That’s just my instinct and I go with my gut and my gut’s always right.
Then, in a startling suggestion she claimed her ‘gut’ was telling her that the first lady was only doing ‘the worst job in the country’ for the sake of her young son, Barron.
‘I’m just telling you, Melania’s got the worst job in the country and I don’t think she wants do it a lot longer. I think she will do it for as long as she has to for her son, and that’s it,’ Brzezinski said.
Melania then issued a furious condemnation of Mika on Friday afternoon after the Morning Joe co-host suggested she wanted out of her marriage to the president.
The First Lady issued a statement to DailyMail.com, claiming Brzezinski does not know her, hours after an explosive interview with the MSNBC broadcaster appeared online.
‘It is sad when people try to further their own agenda by commenting on me and my family, especially when they don’t know me,’ she said.
The short statement directly contradicted Mika’s claim to know the First Lady – and came despite Melania’s first interview after her husband announced he was running for office being with Brzezinski.
Ironically she said then: ‘We have thick skin, and we know that people will judge him and people will call names.
She gave the interview inside her lavish and very golden New York City penthouse.