“She is used to this,” says an insider. “They are used to dealing with this stuff.”
Another source tells us, “Melania is standing by her husband, but quietly and privately. He’s been on the phone with Melania, who’s supporting him 100 percent. They both knew this — and more — was coming.”
In April, Trump was also separately arraigned on charges related to hush-money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Trump was at his private golf club in New Jersey, where he reportedly DJ’d opera from an iPad, when news of the indictment broke.
Melania was spotted looking stone-faced in NYC.
“[Melania] flew to the East Coast to see her mother in the apartment she personally decorated for her with a designer,” says another source. “She even chose the fabrics herself at the D&D building. She will meet up with Donald at Trump Tower, where he has legal meetings.”
The source close to the family tells us they will both then head back to his Florida fiefdom.
“Trump will be back at Mar-a-Lago, where his security is [better] and she will be with him,” says a source. “But she won’t be with him when he surrenders himself to authorities.”
Trump is expected to surrender in federal court in Miami on Tuesday, when he will be fingerprinted and booked before facing a judge who will will set conditions for his release after hearing from lawyers for both sides.
Melania was not with him in NYC for his last indictment, and was not present at his post arraignment speech at the time at Mar-a-Lago.
Her main concern we hear is protecting their son, Barron, 17.
This latest legal issue, says the insider, doesn’t change anything.
“He is not dropping out of the election,” the source continued. “He will still be campaigning. It’s business as usual.”
Another source tells us, “Melania knows what she signed up for. She is in a wait-and-see position. He’ll either be in prison or be President. Or both. It’s not a time for fighting within the family.”
Ivanka Trump who lives in Miami, meanwhile, “Will be staying far away from daddy,” says a source.
Another insider tells us, “Ivanka has disappeared.”
The former First Daughter has distanced herself from Trump during his latest White House campaign.
When Trump was indicted on charges stemming from the Daniels scandal in March, Ivanka made a brief statement saying, “I love my father and I love my country. Today, I am pained for both. I appreciate the voices across the political spectrum expressing support and concern.”
A source told Page Six at the time that Ivanka and her hubby, Jared Kushner, “want nothing to do with this… Ivanka lost a lot of friends and her social scenes during his presidency… They want to put it in the rearview. They want it behind them.”
Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 New York state counts of falsifying business records related to the Daniels hush money case. He is due back in Manhattan Criminal Court for on Dec. 4.
The former reality TV star has vehemently denied any wrongdoing in his cases.
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