Melania Trump is the “greatest casualty” of Donald Trump’s presidency.

The president of the United States has endured intense backlash due to his strong personality and political stance. His family has also been subjected to the same criticism, especially his wife, Melania. In fact, according to journalist Andrew Cohen, the first lady has gone through a lot due to her husband.

“After America, the world, language and decency, the greatest casualty of the presidency of Donald Trump is Melania Trump. No one in his past or present – his staff, his friends, his cabinet, his children, his other women – has endured more cruel and unusual punishment,” Cohen wrote for Ottawa Citizen.

The author of “Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy” said that it was also hard for John Bolton, Rex Tillerson and Jim Mattis to absorb the public pillorying. John Kelly, H.R. McMaster, Jeff Sessions and even Michael Cohen endured tough times while working for the president, but they all could leave Donald’s service in one way or another and they all did. 

“All of them have a choice. Melania does, too, but it’s more complicated. She’s married to him,” Cohen continued.

Cohen understands that Melania could still leave Donald and would have grounds for divorce, but she rejected it. For this, he recognized Melania as “her own center of power.”

“Melania Trump stays, becoming her own center of power in the White House. She is her own deep state. She is her own whistleblower. She is the one person in the world who can reject the president, pushing away his outstretched hand on the tarmac, and get away with it,” Cohen added.

Melania shared in a previous interview some details about her first meeting with Donald. According to her, she was not star-struck. She even did not give him her number, but he gave his digits to her. She waited for a week before she called him and realized they had great chemistry. They dated shortly after that.

Melania and Donald have been married for 14 years already. Speaking of their marriage, she said that they have a “great relationship.”

Donald Trump and Melania Trump In this photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, Dec. 7, 2017. Photo: Getty Images / Saul Loeb