There is a wise saying that behind every great man lies a great woman. One can safely say President Donald Trump is quite fortunate for having had First Lady Melania Trump by his side for nearly two decades.
Former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller revealed in his new book “Soldier Secretary: Warnings from the Battlefield & the Pentagon about America’s Most Dangerous Enemies” that Melania had an “unexpected” presence in the Situation Room just before the operation that would end ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s miserable life. Then-Secretary of Defense Mark Esper gave up his seat next to the president to the First Lady and she was then brought up to speed on the mission.
After the operation concluded, President Trump asked his team how he should address the American people. This is when Melania took over.
It turns out she was the one who suggested her husband talk about the heroic dog Conan, who played an integral role in killing Al-Baghdadi. The dog was later given a reward for his heroism.
Here is the story from the Daily Caller:
Then-first lady Melania Trump sat in one of the Situation Room’s most important chairs during the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and offered former President Donald Trump advice after the attack, former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller reveals in his new book.
Melania Trump’s presence in the Situation Room was “unexpected,” and she entered as the president’s executive team was “waiting for the final assault” on al-Baghdadi, Miller wrote, according to an excerpt exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller.
“Secretary of Defense Mark Esper quickly gave up his seat and she sat down next to the President, who introduced her to us as if we didn’t know who she was. Her presence was unexpected, to say the least. I wondered how it would play in the press if word got out that the First Lady had popped in to watch a major military operation.
Not my problem, I figured. And after all, it was her house,” Miller wrote in “Soldier Secretary: Warnings from the Battlefield & the Pentagon about America’s Most Dangerous Enemies,” set to hit shelves Feb. 7.
Miller claims Donald Trump asked Brig. Gen. Marcus Evans, deputy director for special operations on the Joint Staff, to bring the first lady “up to speed.”
After a discussion about what may happen, Evans told the group that the U.S. “assault force had unleashed their combat dog” into the building with al-Baghdadi, “with our commandos close behind,” Miller wrote. Al-Baghdadi was cornered and detonated a suicide vest, killing himself, his two children, and two of his wives.
Donald Trump asked the team how he should address the American people about the operation, according to Miller.
Melania Trump, to Miller’s surprise, “took over.”
“You should talk about the dog,” she said, Miller wrote. “Everyone loves dogs.”
Donald Trump agreed.
He brought Conan the dog to the White House and gave him an award, saying he did “such a great job in capturing and killing the leader of ISIS.”
Americans should hold their heads in shame for not understanding how lucky they were to have had a First Lady with Melania Trump’s grace and intelligence. Now we have Jill Biden who cannot dress properly and compares Hispanics to tacos.