The art of her deal

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The art of her deal is an unauthorized biography, by Mary Jordan, of Melania Trump, the third wife of President Donald Trump.[1] The title is a reference to Trump: The Art of the Deal, the first book credited to Donald Trump. It was published in June 2020.


Jordan, who won a Pulitzer Prize, in 2003, interviewed close to one hundred people, in five nations, who knew Mrs Trump, including from her youth, and her time as a fashion model.[2][3]


Melania did not immediately follow her husband to Washington, when he took office.[4] Jordan claims the official justification, that Melania was staying in New York City because Barron Trump needed to finish his school year there was false. She claimed Melania stalled in order to renegotiate the terms of her prenuptial agreement.

Jordan reports Mrs Trump and her step-daughter Ivanka Trump each have uncomplimentary nicknames for one another.[3] Mrs Trump refers to her step-daughter as "The Princess", while Ivanka refers to Mrs Trump as "The Portrait".


  1. Mary Jordan (2020). "The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump". Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781982113421. 
  2. David Smith (2020-06-20). "Understanding Melania Trump: 'Everyone knows her – but nobody does'". The Guardian (Washington DC). Archived from the original on 2020-06-20. Retrieved 2020-06-23. "As unorthodox marriages go – living separate lives but joined at the hip at some deeper level – it might rank with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, but the comparison probably ends there." 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hope Coke (2020-06-16). "Donald Trump’s niece to publish explosive new memoir". The Tatler. Retrieved 2020-06-23. "‘Based on interviews with more than one hundred people in five countries, The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump draws an unprecedented portrait of the first lady. While her public image is of an aloof woman floating above the political gamesmanship of Washington, behind the scenes Melania Trump is not only part of President Trump’s inner circle, but for some key decisions she has been his single most influential adviser." 
  4. Caroline Halleman (2020-06-12). "New Book Alleges Melania Trump Used Her Move to D.C. as Leverage to Renegotiate Her Pre-Nup". Town and Country magazine. Retrieved 2020-06-23. "But now, Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan is alleging that the First Lady also used the move to D.C. as leverage in the renegotiation of her pre-nup with President Trump."