Donald Trump has been described as a “chronically unfaithful husband” who barely speaks to his wife Melania, an explosive new book claims.
Michael Wolff’s new book ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’, already branded as “false and fake” by Trump over Twitter, charts the billionaire’s chaotic rise to power and alleges his wife never wanted him to become President.
Melania has already denied claims she wept – and not tears of joy – when Trump won the election.
But after the book was published early on Friday, fresh allegations about the pair emerged.
According to Wolff, Melania was also “inconsolable” when nude pictures from early in her modelling career were published in July 2016.
“Trump responded in his fashion – We’ll sue! – and set her up with lawyers,” according to the book.
“But he was unaccustomedly contrite, too.
“Just a little longer, he told her. It would all be over in November.”
Trump then offered Melania “a solemn guarantee: there was simply no way he would win,” Wolff continues.
“And even for a chronically – he would say helplessly – unfaithful husband, this was one promise to his wife that he seemed sure to keep.”
Wolff offers no further details or corroboration of the allegations Trump is unfaithful.
The book has caused a sensation over the pond, with Trump even attempting to stop it being published with legal action that ultimately failed.
Author Wolff delves into Trump’s dizzying political victory, his allies and enemies as well as his marriage to third wife Melania.
The pair, who married in 2005 at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, barely speak and go for days without even knowing where each other are, according to Wolff.
In a damning indictment of the marriage, the author claims everyone around the President perceives the relationship as “perplexing” and says Trump barely knows his 12-year-old son Barron, using him only for public appearances.
“Donald Trump’s marriage was perplexing to almost everybody around him – or it was, anyway, for those without private jets and many homes. He and Melania spent relatively little time together. They could go days at a time without contact, even when they were both in Trump Tower.
“Often she did not know where he was, or take much notice of that fact. Her husband moved between residences as he would move between rooms,” Wolff writes.
The explosive book also hints that Donald and former model Melania, 47, have separate bedrooms in the White House – the first couple to do so since John and Jackie Kennedy.