Political chitchat repeats itself as reliably as history, so it was no surprise this week when online observers began, as they do every few months, to praise Melania Trump. The urge to cast Trump as some sort of “resistance” hero shows how desperate we are to see our own opinions reflected in someone so close to the president. At the same time, it lays bare our longing for the sort of first lady we’ve always felt entitled to.
"What All That Gushing Over Melania Trump Really Means" is from the April 25, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Molly Roberts and narrated by Sam Scholl.