Melania Trump has received her Secret Service code name. In keeping with tradition, it begins with the same initial as that of her husband, the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump.
While we taxpayers pay for Mrs. Trump’s protection – for life, if she becomes the first lady – we do not get to choose her code name. According to The Hill, the Secret Service prepares a short list of options. The family makes the final selection.
Thus, Melania is now known as “Muse” to the Secret Service. And Donald is “Mogul.”
I would have voted for “Michelle” as Melania’s code name, given her recent plagiarism of Mrs. Obama’s speech at the Republican National Convention. But I realize that’s probably too much to ask.
According to Daily Mail, Mrs. Trump only recently received a code name because she wasn’t on the campaign trail with her husband. Should (God forbid) Donald Trump win the November election, the couple’s young son, Barron, will receive his own Secret Service protection. Barron’s code name would also begin with the letter “M.” Does anyone think it might be “MiniMe?” “Mega?” “Mammoth?” I so hope we never get there.
In case you’re wondering, Secret Service code names for other presidential candidates and families are also found at Daily Mail: Hillary Clinton’s (D) code name is “Evergreen.” It’s the same one she had as the wife of President Bill Clinton (D). The Secret Service calls him “Eagle.” Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) got the code name “Intrepid.” President Barack Obama (D) has “Renegade” and First Lady Michelle Obama has “Rosebud.”
Here’s hoping we have Evergreen and Eagle back in the White House and that the Muse can inspire the Mogul in their private lives only!
Watch Melania Trump talk about her marriage below, with Mika Brzezinski, on Morning Joe, earlier this year.
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