Her husband, former President Donald Trump, was reportedly furious, later writing on Truth Social that the raid left her closet at the Florida property a “mess.” According to reports, the former first lady found the process of FBI agents rummaging through her belongings invasive, expressing particular concern about her underwear being touched.
“Melania doesn’t like the idea of strangers going rifling through her things. Who knows who touched her underwear during the raid? She’s never going to feel comfortable wearing those ever again,” a friend said, per The Times, citing a Radar Online report.
Another friend noted that the former first lady is a bigger germaphobe than her husband, making the raid an uncomfortable experience for her. “She hates people touching her and certainly doesn’t want to put on lingerie that FBI agents have had their hands all over,” the friend said, per Radar Online.
The former first lady hated the idea of strangers in her home, another friend told Radar Online. “It’s her bedroom. Even her husband isn’t allowed in her bedroom,” they said. “Even if they wore gloves, it is still strangers going through your underwear drawers. She has already bought new underwear and thrown everything that has been contaminated away.”
The former first lady has yet to speak publicly on the Mar-a-Lago raid. Her office did not respond immediately to Insider’s request for comment.
According to CNN, former First Lady Melania Trump was “annoyed” that the FBI was searching her bedroom and closet, but she was not concerned about the federal investigation into her husband, former President Donald Trump.
“She’s private, and she’s protective of her son and her home,” a source close to her explained to CNN
According to Insider, the Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed on Friday that the FBI recovered 48 empty folders marked “CLASSIFIED” after conducting a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago last month, an insider reported. The finding was part of a larger inventory of items recovered by agents.
Trump and his lawyers have presented many explanations for why the former president kept hundreds of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago after leaving office, but Insider Tom Porter noted that their explanations have recently diverged.