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Thu May 31, 2018, 12:41 PM

Who Wrote The Melania Tweet? And Why?

It seems to be general consensus that the First Lady did not write her latest tweet stating that all is well and she is at the WH working hard on children's issues. So, if she didn't write that tweet, who did? Why?

Today Thom Hartmann entertained a brief discussion on the topic and discussed several theories as to why Melania hasn't been seen in public for 20+ days. Hartmann went so far as to wonder out loud if something happened to the First Lady similar to what happened to Martha Mitchell during the Watergate investigation. He in no way stated that there was a conspiracy to silence Melania. He drew no conclusions. He only stated that if those in power wanted to shut a woman up who knew too much, they could...and they did exactly that to Martha Mitchell.

I confess I didn't know much about Martha Mitchell so I looked her up and read several articles. What happened to her was horrifying. There's a lot about Martha Mitchell online. This was a good article that includes an interview with Helen Thomas: http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/05/Remember-Martha-Mitchell/

Some of us have joked about the First Lady's absence of late, me included. However, it might be worth considering that there could be something else going on, especially when someone sent a tweet that clearly wasn't written by her. Melania isn't my favorite person for a millions reasons but we I think we can agree that she is married to a monster who is capable of terrible words and actions. It's possible that Melania is diligently working away in her offices in the WH. Maybe she's truly ill and is trying to protect her privacy. Maybe she's had it with her lying, cheating husband and has gone back to NYC or to live with her parents. Regardless, this is very unusual for a First Lady. As a woman and a mother myself, I'm just wondering out loud.

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Reply Who Wrote The Melania Tweet? And Why? (Original post)
MontanaMama May 2018 OP
Eliot Rosewater May 2018 #1
MontanaMama May 2018 #10
Totally Tunsie May 2018 #2
Wwcd May 2018 #3
MontanaMama May 2018 #12
Wwcd May 2018 #18
MontanaMama May 2018 #26
appalachiablue May 2018 #45
MontanaMama May 2018 #52
Gothmog May 2018 #4
Wwcd May 2018 #19
unitedwethrive May 2018 #5
MontanaMama May 2018 #13
oasis May 2018 #6
MontanaMama May 2018 #15
Polly Hennessey May 2018 #7
louis-t May 2018 #11
Polly Hennessey May 2018 #21
MontanaMama May 2018 #24
MontanaMama May 2018 #16
QED May 2018 #42
maxsolomon May 2018 #46
Me. May 2018 #8
MontanaMama May 2018 #23
Wellstone ruled May 2018 #9
MontanaMama May 2018 #17
Polly Hennessey May 2018 #25
Wellstone ruled May 2018 #36
Hekate May 2018 #41
gibraltar72 May 2018 #14
MontanaMama May 2018 #20
0rganism May 2018 #22
OldHippieChick May 2018 #27
MontanaMama May 2018 #32
fleur-de-lisa May 2018 #28
Freethinker65 May 2018 #29
MontanaMama May 2018 #39
Demit May 2018 #30
Hekate May 2018 #43
Thomas Hurt May 2018 #31
MontanaMama May 2018 #33
maxsolomon May 2018 #47
Zoonart May 2018 #34
MontanaMama May 2018 #35
RandomAccess May 2018 #37
MontanaMama May 2018 #38
RandomAccess May 2018 #40
Generic Other May 2018 #44
maxsolomon May 2018 #48
Generic Other May 2018 #50
MontanaMama May 2018 #49
rocktivity May 2018 #51
MontanaMama May 2018 #53

Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 12:45 PM

1. Remember, PUtin is actually in charge of the WH and in charge of our country and everybody

in it including the first lady.

So anything is possible.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:02 PM

10. Yes.

Anything IS possible. I can't imagine what she knows about her traitorous husband and his dealings.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 12:49 PM

2. Donny Two Scoops probably thought she was getting a little uppity

and didn't like her speaking her own mind, especially when she differs from him.

Plus, her poll numbers have been on the rise of late, and she's beginning to overshadow her huzzband. Donny no like.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 12:50 PM

3. Was Melania's voice also on the recordings/docs Mueller confiscated from Cohen?

 

Maybe she's found her way back to RU to avoid being a witness?

Speculation only of course, what else do we have.

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Response to Wwcd (Reply #3)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:04 PM

12. All speculation.

And yes, it is all we have. Someone in the WH with access to her twitter thought they'd better attempt to stifle the chit chat that's out there. And, as usual did a really poor job of it.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #12)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:11 PM

18. Lol. Appears they created the opposite effect!

 

Another big fail from the Trump communications/propaganda dept.

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Response to Wwcd (Reply #18)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:15 PM

26. Bwaahaaaaahaa!

Be Best at failing!!!!!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #12)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:50 PM

45. Much about power & treatment of women in that story. I saw the segment.

OP article excerpt:

"The strain of Watergate may have even sent Martha to an early grave. In October 1975, she was diagnosed with an incurable form of bone-marrow cancer. For the rest of her days she wondered if the shot she received in California caused her illness. The following May she died, never having reconciled with her daughter.

Now, more than 40 years after Watergate, Martha's most lasting claim to fame may be what psychiatrists have dubbed "The Martha Mitchell Effect." That's what it's called when someone is mistakenly diagnosed as delusional, only for it to be revealed later that their "delusions" were actually true."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Mitchell



Martha Mitchell died fairly young at age 57, in 1976.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #45)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:16 PM

52. Melania doesn't seem to be anything like

loud and proud Martha. But what if she quietly mentioned something...anything about her bastard husband to someone she thought she could trust and she was betrayed? This group has knives pointed at each other constantly and I’m sure Melania isn’t immune to their backstabbing.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 12:51 PM

4. From my twitter feed

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:12 PM

19. + 1000 THIS

 

Ha!

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 12:57 PM

5. The one thing we do know...no statement from the WH can be trusted

Ever.

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Response to unitedwethrive (Reply #5)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:05 PM

13. If their lips are moving

or their fingers are typing - they are LYING. 100%.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 12:59 PM

6. "Working overtime"? That seems to be way out of the realm of

Melania's everyday word usage.

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Response to oasis (Reply #6)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:06 PM

15. Absolutely.

And that of the Dotard.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 12:59 PM

7. To me, it is absence due to

cosmetic surgery. The bruises and swelling take a few weeks to heal or maybe she is pulling a Greta Garbo - “I want to be alone.”

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #7)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:02 PM

11. Wasn't it "I want to be let alone"?

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Response to louis-t (Reply #11)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:13 PM

21. That's even better.

I have no doubt she wants to be let alone on so many different levels.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #21)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:14 PM

24. No shit.

Can you even imagine what it must feel like to have to be near that giant orange tub of goo?

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #7)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:09 PM

16. Maybe you're right.

I've done plenty of speculation about that myself. I guess that is my hope. The article about Martha Mitchell got me thinking about what IS possible. The tRump/Cohen mob sent a thug to threaten Stormy way back when. Who knows what else they've done. They sure as hell don't value women.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #7)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:43 PM

42. That's what I've been thinking - "a little work" done nt

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #7)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:00 PM

46. This is what I've been saying as well.

It fits the recovery process to a tee. Her Plastic Surgery history is as obvious as the (lack of) lines on her face.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:00 PM

8. Maybe She Actually Had A Kidney Transplant

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Response to Me. (Reply #8)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:13 PM

23. Maybe she did. n/t

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:02 PM

9. Again the so called press is asleep at the switch.

 

All on needs to know is,follow her Parents and Sister.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #9)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:10 PM

17. Right?

Seems simple enough...and yet.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #9)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:15 PM

25. I wonder if the press knows

and is not telling us.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #25)

Thu May 31, 2018, 02:32 PM

36. There is a news black out for a reason.

 

Sad to say,our Lame Media has no Balls.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #36)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:34 PM

41. Why do you keep echoing Trump's words against the media? This is a theme...

...with some here. It's not about you, really.

We don't know what they know until they print it, or pontificate on tv, but we do know that journalists from the Washington Post, New York Times, MSNBC, and CNN have all been hard at work ferreting out the corruption and pulling the threads to get to important stories. Rachel Maddow has commented that all the best work of bringing the story into daylight for the public to look at is being done by journalists. She feels it is the best of the First Amendment.

In all this mess many DUers have been speculating that Melania's disappearance has solely to do with vanity (nips and tucks) and they feel we all have a right to know the details. Has anyone checked the National Enquirer?

Personally, the longer this goes on the more I think of Martha Mitchell, and it's not a happy thought.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:06 PM

14. Yeah Thoms show reminded

I had kind of forgotten Martha Mitchell issue. One thing we do know is wherever Melanoma is she is being best.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #14)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:12 PM

20. She'd be best

to get the hell away from tRump, IMO.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:13 PM

22. she missed that left turn at Albuquerque

Albuquerque - a well-known vortex of extra-dimensional mischief, someone should have warned Melania

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:16 PM

27. Let's not forget her behavior at Barbara

Bush's Memorial Service, including smiling at Obama. Serious consequences to be had.

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Response to OldHippieChick (Reply #27)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:23 PM

32. Lots of talk online

alleging that there's a video tape of her being abused in an elevator by her husband and that Michael Cohen covered it up. Again all alleged. I hope that isn't true. Regardless, she's married to a thug who is surrounded by thugs.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:17 PM

28. Melanie's plastic surgeon. n/t

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:20 PM

29. She is probably just sick of the charade and prefers to live in peaceful luxury doing as she pleases

That is probably why she married Trump in the first place. She has no desire to be First Lady and never did.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #29)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:13 PM

39. Could be.

I know I'd be done with that circus. I'd also be talking to the best attorney I could find to nullify my prenup because Dotard is a cheating son of a bitch.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:20 PM

30. Who's watching her kid? Where is he, anyhow?

 

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Response to Demit (Reply #30)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:46 PM

43. Do we even know what D.C. school he's enrolled in?

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:23 PM

31. IMHO, the most simple explanation is the most likely...

Melania is having health issues and they are more serious than the pathological liar and his team of lackey propagandists wish to disclose. She may be depressed about it and is not up to making appearances.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #31)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:27 PM

33. Yep. Sounds legit.

I just find it odd that this WH would not capitalize on the public sympathy that would come down in droves if they were to tell the truth. They could use some good PR right now and a sick First Lady would be just the ticket. Poor form of course, but that's what we've come to expect from these shills.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #31)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:03 PM

47. Plastic Surgery is an even simpler explanation

she has an extensive history of it & it takes several weeks to be "presentable" again.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:35 PM

34. What should we have to guess?

She is NOT a private person, she is FLOTUS, and that title comes with responsibilities. I don't care is she does an Evita from a balcony somewhere... I want to see her. No matter what is going on, and something is going on, we, the taxpayers are paying for all of it... so I want to see Melania Trump right fudging now.

Just imagine if ANY other first lady disappeared for 20 days!

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #34)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:41 PM

35. YES!

I agree. If she's in NYC, we're paying for that. Something like $143,000 per day?? Michelle couldn't disappear for 20 days without all hell raining down on us.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:04 PM

37. I'm not even that curious.

 

I can't stand the woman personally and if I never heard any more about her one way or another, it wouldn't affect me.

Not trying to slam you for YOUR concern, just sharing my thoughts.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #37)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:12 PM

38. That's okay. I'm not offended.

I'm not a Melania fan on any level either. She's a racist/birther and a taker who doesn't seem to be concerned for anyone but herself and perhaps her child (I hope). However, I am curious. Especially after the Martha Mitchell reference. If tRump cohort did something to her, I want him/them held accountable. If she's off having her rack re-adjusted, whatever. I find it odd that the WH felt the need to assure the American public that she's fine with a lying tweet. Someone said up-thread that we can't trust anything the WH says, ever.

Thanks RA for your thoughts.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #38)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:26 PM

40. Good

 

But I have to say: now you're about to make me a little more curious.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #38)

Thu May 31, 2018, 03:49 PM

44. You think she's getting a boob job?

Maybe jealous of Stormy Daniels? That's so pathetic. You're probably right!

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #44)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:04 PM

48. She's already had one, probably several.

She could be fixing complications from her implants, however.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #48)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:10 PM

50. Of course

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #44)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:09 PM

49. I know nothing of boob jobs first hand,

But I have a friend who had one years ago and she said it’s not a forever thing...you have to go back for “maintenance”...whatever that means. Not for a week in the hospital, though. My friend has had two sets of implants in the last 15 years because, as she says, to keep things “high and tight”.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:15 PM

51. Let's not overthink this -- Melania may still be incapacitated by her kidney thing

If it WAS just a kidney thing. It is hardly scandalous that one of Melania's minions may have written the tweet. After all, it's always President Duh Donald's lawyer who ends up having written his most badly received tweets!


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #51)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:21 PM

53. Yup. All that

could be true. Weird (maybe not that weird) that the idiots in the WH wouldn’t just say she is still recovering and capitalize on the good will and well wishes from the public for an ailing First Lady to distract from the Criminal in Chief.

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