Melania Trump has much to be thankful for.
A Slovenian model who landed her first gigs in the United States barely 20 years ago and only became a green-card holder in 2001 she now lives in the world’s most recognisable mansion with the world’s most powerful man.
She’s rich – she’s beautiful – she has a handsome young son and an array of homes to go to at weekends.
the Washington Post said it had two sources confirming that the First Lady had felt ‘blindsided’ by the report and was ‘furious’ with the President.
Remarkably the Stormy Daniels story hasn’t consumed political discourse in Washington in the way you’d expect.
Such is the fraught nature of this presidency: pitch one more hand-grenade in a bathtub full of them and no one takes much notice.
And this isn’t just a tabloid-titillation deal.
Were such a sum indeed paid to suppress a story that might have altered the course of the election – that could be deemed illegal.