When Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign was in full swing in January 2016, the future first lady purchased a 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath apartment in Trump Tower for $1.5 million — and no one’s exactly sure why.
The unit is reportedly the only one the board had ever purchased, and it’s unclear from the reports what motivation FLOTUS had in buying the 1,052-square-foot apartment for herself.
The Real Deal notes that the unit is most commonly designated for staff who work at Trump Tower — typically, space for a live-in superintendent or resident manager.
Other sources told the outlet that the unit may have been bought as an amenity space, like a library or, knowing Mel, a place to practice swatting away on-camera hand-holding attempts.
Or maybe she just needs a place to get away from the monster she’s married to. Little did she know he’d be forced to move out 10 months later, and she’d have the whole damn penthouse to herself.
Melania’s mysterious unit is 35 floors below the Trumps’ lavish family penthouse, which takes up the top three floors of Trump Tower.
The First Lady’s reps didn’t seem to have any answers regarding the use of the space, but her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, told People:
“I will be happy to ask her once she’s out of the hospital.”
Mel’s been recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center since undergoing a surgical procedure for a benign kidney condition on Monday.
Feel better girl! We promise not to tell Donny about your secret room.
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