(CNN) — In the first interview of Melanie Trump since leaving the White House, the former first lady has hinted that there is a chance she could live there again, while former President Donald Trump gazes with a re-election bid for 2024.
“I think we accomplished a lot in four years of the Trump administration,” Melania Trump told Fox in an interview that aired Sunday morning, adding, “never say never,” when asked if she could ever live in the White House if her husband were to run for re-election.
During the interview, Trump discussed what he called his “NFT projects.” The former first lady has designed and made available for sale on her personal website several non-fungible tokens, which are blockchain-authenticated digital collectibles that are often a digital work of art. All of the items that Trump sells can only be purchased with cryptocurrency, and the first batch of items that she put up for sale earlier this year failed to reach the desired monetary threshold of $250,000 for an initial offer.
The most recent NFT, titled “The MetaRose”, is an uplifting blue rose. Typically, most modern first ladies establish foundations or organizations, usually nonprofits, that further the initiatives they started during their tenure in the White House. Trump said again during the interview that “some of the proceeds” from the sale of the NFTs — which are trading at $150 each — will go to support foster children.
CNN has repeatedly sought clarity on how much of the sales will or has gone to charitable efforts, and to which charities, and has received no response. Trump has never publicly said how much money he has pocketed from the sale of these digital items, which he has been selling since late last year.
In the interview, she discussed the fact that she did not appear on the cover of Vogue during her time in the White House, a decades-old tradition that was resumed last year when the magazine put First Lady Jill Biden on its cover. .
“They’re biased and have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” she said of why the fashion magazine never focused on her like other first ladies have.
Trump also weighed in on the state the United States is in under President Joe Biden, saying, “I think it’s sad to see what’s going on, if you really look deeply into it.”
“I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is happening around the world as well. So it’s very sad to see and I hope it changes quickly,” Trump said.
CNN’s Devan Cole contributed to this report.
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Melania Trump referred to a second term as first lady in the first interview since leaving the White House