Donald and Melania Trump attended a raucous Halloween party at Mar-a-Lago last night, stepping out in public for the first time in seven months.
For his grand entrance to Metallica’s metal hit “Enter Sandman,” Trump opted not to dress up, instead wearing a suit and traditional red tie as he gave the thumbs up to the cheering crowd.
Wearing a black dress paired with a choker and stilettos, Melania waved to resort guests while Trump pointed to an attendee and declared, “Let’s go!”
Her appearance comes as a surprise to many, as the former first lady has been absent from several key moments recently, including all of Trump’s impeachments this year. The couple was last seen at Easter, having lunch together at the Palm Beach Club.
The couple appeared relaxed as they strolled through the dining room, even as several key family members, including Trump’s sons Donald Jr. and Eric, were preparing to take the stand in their father’s fraud trial in New York over the next two days.
Trump and Melania went to Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday evening to experience a lively party atmosphere at the posh resort
Despite not being seen together in over seven months, the former White House residents appeared relaxed as they entered the dining room
Guests at the extravaganza wore Joe Biden outfits and parodied the president’s troubled son, Hunter
Mar-a-Lago was in the Halloween spirit as the posh resort was decked out in festive garb and hilarious footage showed guests dressed as Joe Biden and his troubled son Hunter.
As the party lasted late into the night, the former president was seen DJing, selecting songs from a Spotify playlist as guests danced around him.
Although Donald Jr. will testify in a Manhattan courtroom, his partner Kimberly Guilfoyle appeared unconcerned as she was also at the party in Florida.
In an Instagram photo taken with an attendee in a Little Red Riding Hood costume, Guilfoyle beamed in a red and yellow Snow White tribute.
As he entered the golf club’s main room, Trump raised his fists triumphantly to the audience, apparently unfazed by his son’s upcoming testimony about his business dealings at his fraud trial in New York.
When their father was elected president, both sons took over day-to-day management of the Trump Organization and had extensive insight into the company’s inner workings.
Prosecutors accuse Trump of artificially inflating his fortune by billions of dollars over the course of his career in order to secure better loan terms.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, beamed as she dressed up as Snow White at the event and appeared relaxed as her partner testifies in New York on Wednesday
Trump took photos with the Joe Biden parody as Mar-a-Lago came to life on Halloween night
Trump received a warm welcome at his golf club as guests mocked his political rivals
Trump took center stage at the dinner and appeared comfortable despite his mounting legal troubles
As the party atmosphere broke out, the former president took over DJ duties and appeared to mix a Spotify playlist
Notably, Trump had to attend his high-profile trial in Manhattan without his wife at his side, amid rumors that the couple had been living a disjointed life since their time in the White House.
The last time the couple was seen together was also at Mar-a-Lago, when they enjoyed an Easter brunch at the posh golf club on April 9, 2023.
At the time, Melania’s appearance was also described as a rarity after she disappeared when he was indicted a week earlier for allegedly making hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Although Melania did not appear for the arraignment, her father, Viktor Knavs, took center stage as Trump gave a combative speech following his indictment.
Amid the media frenzy over her decision to leave the show, sources told DailyMail.com that Melania was hurt and angry by allegations that Trump cheated on her with a porn star.
After that initial indictment, Melania served as a missing person in her husband’s three subsequent legal battles.
Three months later, in June, Trump was indicted in Florida for allegedly mishandling secret government documents.
While he fought off another 40 criminal charges, Melania was once again nowhere to be seen as she reportedly spends most of her time in New York.
The last time Melania and Trump were seen together was in April 2023, after she was conspicuously absent from his indictment over alleged hush money payments the week before
In perhaps his most scrutinized court appearance to date, Trump made headlines in August when he was indicted in both Washington DC and Georgia over alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Although 18 accused co-conspirators were taken to the South to face charges as well – resulting in Trump’s historic mugshot being taken – Melania declined to travel to lend her support.
Although Trump appeared in a relaxed mood as he soaked up the atmosphere on Halloween night, his ongoing legal troubles in New York have the potential to jeopardize the future of his family business.
His sons will testify in his civil fraud case in the coming days, with Donald Trump Jr. expected to testify on Wednesday and Eric Trump on Thursday.
The duo has been subpoenaed by Democratic New York Attorney General Letitia James as she claims that Trump and his top executives inflated his wealth by billions to secure loans for his business deals.
Trump himself is scheduled to testify on Monday, followed by his eldest daughter Ivanka, a former Trump Organization executive who has since retired from the business.
After Ivanka takes the stand, expected on November 8, the state is expected to rest its case, giving Trump’s legal team the opportunity to file suit and call their own witnesses.