Apart from some of the bitterness and possible regrets she has carried from Washington to Florida, there isn't much that's different in Melania's daily schedule after moving to Mar-a-Lago.
With the responsibilities of being first lady no longer weighing her down, Melania Trump is staying at the Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida with her husband, and she's making full use of the spa facilities that are at her disposal. She has been unwinding with massages and getting her nails done while her husband was eagerly sitting and waiting for updates on his impeachment trial.
After moving to Florida, Melania completely checked out from life in Washington and maintains a schedule that has absolutely nothing to do with politics, but she still kept an eye on updates from her husband's trial.
"She goes to the spa, has lunch, goes to the spa (again) and has dinner with Donald on the patio," a person familiar with Melania's schedule at Mar-a-Lago told CNN. "Rinse and repeat. Every day."
There are times when Melania makes two trips to the spa on the same day, spending hours as she picks from the spa's variety of massages as well as nail and facial treatments, added another source familiar with the former first lady's schedule.
However, what's been a downer for Melania is seeing how her image in the eyes of the country's people has changed in the weeks before she left Washington. She has been "bitter and chilly" towards her husband after her name was tarnished simply for being associated with him, due to the Capitol mob attack on January 6.
Towards the beginning of the four years the Trump family spent in the White House, Melania was the most liked member of the family. But when her husband's tenure winded down, things were quite the opposite. By the time she left Washington for good, she had the worst favorability ratings of any modern first lady departing from the White House, revealed an SSRS poll conducted for CNN.
After the Capitol attack, Melania was also called out for not immediately putting out a statement and for waiting five days before addressing the violent incident at the US Capitol. She believed that it would not help her either way, whether she did address the situation publically or didn't.
"She could see how it was going to go for her," a former White House official said and added, "Once (the insurrection) happened, she knew there was nothing to gain for her by speaking out or doing something -- so she didn't do anything."
Now that her days of being the first lady are a thing of the past, she does keep a check on her successor, Jill Biden and notes the widespread media attention she has been receiving after barely any time in the White House. Sources who have worked closely with Melania suggest that she may have regrets over turning down offers for interviews with national publications while she was first lady.
Since leaving Washington, Melania Trump's most fervent ire has come from watching Jill Biden kick off her tenure as first lady on nearly the antithesis of the path Trump took https://t.co/d80T7wqj49— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 13, 2021
Not once did Melania give an interview with a national publication while she was the first lady. And this was because she was fiercely private, according to her former close friend and ex-senior adviser, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.
"Melania intentionally didn't do press as a defense mechanism," said Wolkoff.
Apart from some of the bitterness and the possible regrets she has brought with her from Washington to Florida, there isn't much that's different in Melania's usual schedule when she's in Mar-a-Lago.
A source who commented on Melania's current schedule said, "It's pretty much the same as it was before (she was first lady) or even when she would come down during vacations.
Following the CNN report, the Office of Melania Trump put out a message saying the claims were "false gossip" and reflects the media's "unhealthy obsession."
Mrs.Trump is no longer First Lady. She is a private citizen, mother, & wife. Sources in this article are not affiliated w her nor have insight into her thoughts or daily life. CNN’s FLOTUS Correspondent choosing to publish false gossip illustrates the media’s unhealthy obsession. https://t.co/Z61kDaESdY— Office of Melania Trump (@OfficeofMelania) February 13, 2021