Former First Lady Melania Trump, notably absent from the public eye as the 2024 presidential race heats up, is said to feel "betrayed" by her staff, leading to her withdrawal from high-profile engagements. Unlike her previous active engagement in Trump's political endeavors, Melania's recent retreat from the public eye has led to various theories about her reasons for maintaining a low profile.

Political analysts and insiders offer several explanations for Melania's absence, ranging from personal loss, such as mourning her mother's death, to dedicating time to her son, Barron, who is currently completing his senior year of high school. However, sources close to the former first lady suggest her withdrawal could be attributed to her reportedly challenging experiences in the White House.

Hindustan Times reported that allegations of betrayal by her own staff have emerged as a significant factor contributing to Melania's current stance. She reportedly feels let down by close aides, including Stephanie Grisham, her former chief of staff, who criticized Melania in her book "I Will Take Your Questions Now."

Furthermore, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, once a trusted friend and adviser to Melania, provided a damning account of her time in Washington in "Melania and Me," claiming the former first lady felt "burned out" by her White House role.

Melania's infrequent public appearances, such as a recent dinner at Mar-a-Lago alongside Donald Trump, are described as "highly controlled situations" by insiders. At such events, Melania is said to limit her interactions, viewing these settings not as safe zones but as necessary engagements.

This cautious approach is reportedly a response to feeling marginalized and criticized, particularly by the fashion and media industries, which she believes have not accorded her the recognition she desired, notably a Vogue magazine cover.

Addressing speculation about Melania's absence from his campaign trail, Donald Trump recently highlighted her commitment to their son, Barron. In a conversation with Fox News's Laura Ingraham, Trump emphasized Melania's dedication to Barron's upbringing, describing her as a devoted mother whose life is significantly oriented around their son. He also underscored her ongoing concern for the country, noting her contributions to various charitable causes.

Melania Trump's relationship with Donald Trump remains a topic of interest, with the couple's dynamic often under scrutiny. Despite the challenges and controversies of their time in the political spotlight, their unity in family matters, especially in supporting Barron, illustrates a shared commitment to his well-being and development.

Meanwhile, in a moment that captured both the personal and political spheres, Donald Trump’s son, Barron Trump, was seen towering over his mother, Melania Trump, during a rare public appearance for the Easter brunch at Mar-a-Lago, the Trump family's estate in Palm Beach, Florida, the New York Post reported.

The 18-year-old, standing at 6-foot-7, joined his parents in their Easter celebration, marking a notable presence alongside the former president, who has declared his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election.

Barron, alongside his 53-year-old mother, has been relatively absent from the public eye, particularly from the campaign activities of former President Trump. However, the Easter festivities provided an occasion for their participation in a family event, drawing attention to their attendance and attire.

The former First Lady Melania Trump was seen in a white Alaïa dress complemented by pale pink stilettos. At the same time, Barron opted for a festive look with a yellow tie, echoing the Easter theme.

A highlight of the event was Donald Trump's appearance in an Easter-themed “Make America Great Again” hat, as shared in a social media post by Lara Trump, Trump's daughter-in-law and co-chair of the Republican Party. The post featured the former president and his grandchildren, Eric Jr. and Carolina, showcasing a familial moment amid the holiday gathering.

The day's events, documented through various social media posts and videos, also showed the former first family engaged in the brunch at Mar-a-Lago. A video depicted Barron and Melania Trump at a long table, engaging in conversation. At the same time, Donald Trump was seen interacting with guests, including former presidential candidate and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.

This family gathering occurred amidst Donald Trump’s contentious public remarks aimed at the Justice Department officials overseeing the ongoing criminal cases against him. In a post to his social media platform, Trump extended Easter wishes to all, including a pointed message to "crooked and corrupt prosecutors and judges" he accuses of attempting to influence the 2024 presidential election and targeting him with imprisonment.

The public appearance of the Trump family at Mar-a-Lago for the Easter celebration comes after they were last seen together at the funeral services for Melania’s mother, Amalija Knavs, in January.