Mary Jordan, a Washington Post reporter, wrote The Art of Her Deal describing the personal life of the US First Lady and her relationship with the president. The title uncovers some of the gestures that Ms Trump had towards her husband and how they prove her loyalty to him.
“Melania is very behind-the-scenes but unbelievably influential,” Sean Spicer, the president’s first communication director, told Ms Jordan.
Mr Spicer explained that while some officials try to mandate what the president should do, Ms Trump is not one to say “hire this person, fire this person”.
Instead, she gives him her opinion, which he tends to agree with.
According to Mr Spicer, if the First lady gives her views on a topic, the president agree, saying “‘she is right’, and that was the end of the discussion”.
Thanks to Ms Trump’s support, Indiana Governor Mike Pence was offered the vice president role.
In 2016, Trump was choosing a vice president, and was undecided between Mr Pence, then-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Ms trump, Mr Pence and his wife, Karen, spent the July 4 weekend at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, having long discussions together.
The following week, she told her husband the Pence’s were “good people”, according to Ms Jordan, and that Mr Pence “was not too ambitious”.
Ms Trump’s conversation with president Trump gave Mr Pence advantage Mr Gingrich and Mr Christie.
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Another key indication that Ms Trump preferred Mr Pence as a vice-president was when Trump asked Mr Pence what he thought of his adversaries.
Mr Pence answered the question by pointing out their good qualities, while Mr Gingrich and Mr Christie were “total assassins” when enquired about their opponent.
Ms Trump thought Mr Pence’s attitude meant he would “stay in his lane, step aside and let Trump be Trump”.
She then urged the president to chose the then-Indiana governor for the role.