Podcast: The Separate Lives of Melania and Donald Trump


As Washington buzzed on Tuesday about Donald Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal, I joined BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss an initiative which has been overshadowed — Melania Trump’s speech on Monday for a “Be Best” campaign about cyber-safety, respect on social media, well-being, and opioid use among children.

There’s an allusion to fallout from the initiative — most of the campaign’s pamphlet was taken word-for-word from a 2014 version issued by the Obama Administration — but most of the chat is about Melania Trump’s attempt to lead a separate life from her husband.

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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