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Melania Trump's Secret Struggle

Caring for Her Ailing Mother

Former first lady Melania Trump was with her mother Amalija Knavs in the hospital on New Year’s Eve. Donald Trump confirmed her absence at his party and expressed hopes for her mother's recovery.
Ivanka Trump was not at the NYE celebration, as she was skiing. Donald Trump mentioned that all but one of his children were at the party, and Ivanka shared skiing photos with her kids on Instagram.
Ivanka was featured in the Trump family’s 2023 Christmas card with her husband, children, and other family members.
Kimberly Guilfoyle expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of family, driving them forward with love and courage.
Melania was absent from the family’s Christmas photo as she was taking care of her mother. Before that, she attended Rosalynn Carter’s funeral in November with other former first ladies.
President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter were present at the event. Melania also spoke at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.