The theory that some women end up marrying men like their fathers holds true for Melania Trump and Donald Trump according to a new book about the women in the president’s life.
In Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump’s Women, out Tuesday, author Nina Burleigh writes that Mrs. Trump, 48, chose her husband, who is 24 years her senior at age 72, because she desired a “father figure” who could protect her.
“It’s about all that power and protection,” an “old friend” of Mrs. Trump’s from her home country of Slovenia allegedly said, according to Golden Handcuffs. “I think she needed a strong man, a father figure.”
The White House was quick to shut down all such claims.