While it’s clear that Ivanka Trump has more of the spotlight than of her step-mother, Melania Trump, it’s also understood that the First Lady is perfectly happy with the dynamic. Namely because Melania want to focus on the raising of the youngest of the three First Sons, Barron.
Interestingly enough, reporter Sarra Gray of London’s Express newspaper notes, “The two women are only 11 years apart in age but Melania could take on a maternal role with her stepdaughter”;
The First Lady appears to be on hand to give guidance when Ivanka needs it according to body language expert Bruce Durham, of Believingbruce.
“I see typical parent-child behavioural patterns,” he told Express.co.uk.
“Ivanka is most definitely on her own journey, but as much as she may want to be ‘the boss’ as is typical on our journey to adulthood, she ‘checks in’ quite frequently with Melania.
“She uses Melania as her comfort blanket when she is feeling a little outside of her comfort zone.”