On this day in 2005, Donald J. Trump married the love of his life, Melania Knauss, in a tasteful church ceremony in Palm Beach, Fla. A grateful nation wishes them all the best as they celebrate 15 happy years together.
One of the attendees at the wedding happened to be a U.S. senator who would go on to become one of the least successful female presidential candidates in American history. Watching the Trumps declare their love for one another must have been one of the most poignant moments of Hillary Clinton's life up to that point.
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"I thought it'd be fun to go to his wedding, because it's always entertaining," Clinton said in 2015, more than a year prior to her humiliating loss to Trump in the general election. For once, she was telling the truth.
One can only imagine the pride Hillary must feel at having witnessed such a historic event, the joy she must have felt at seeing true love manifested for perhaps the first time in her life. As a self-proclaimed champion of women, Hillary must be in awe of Melania's story, that of a hard-working immigrant model who fled the soul-crushing autocracy of the Iron Curtain only to become the highest-ranking woman in the freest country on earth.
Congratulations, President and Mrs. Trump!
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 22, 2020