There's a lot of talk about Donald and Melania Trump's marriage, most of it insulting and cruel.
People who hate the president can not believe that someone could love him.
At best, they treat his wife with compassion, as a prisoner of a loveless marriage.
"In the Trump Marriage: Melanie's Burden", "The Sad Truth", "Dark Secrets" are typical headlines.
"# SaveMelania" memes were online when Vanity Fair fantasized she would divorce her husband and become a feminist icon.
But those who visited the state dinner for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday tell a different story.
They say the affection between the first couple is genuine, demonstrative and mutually respectful behind the scenes.
"It's a real marriage, very loving," said an Australian official who witnessed this at close quarters during the three-day state visit.
Speaking at press conferences on Friday, the president took the time to declare that he could bomb Iran at any time to praise his wife for her "great job" in planning the elegant Rose Garden soiree that night his wife.
"I'd like to thank America's great First Lady for this absolutely exquisite evening. Thank you very much. They worked very hard … Great work, really great work, darling.
When dinner ended at 1
It was a scene familiar to any couple who enjoyed the afterglow of a successful social event.
In fact, by all accounts, the state's dinner, only the second for Trump's White House, was an untroubled triumph and adulthood for an increasingly sure-footed First Lady.
"It was the grandest, most enchanting, magical night that came out of Mrs. Trump's imagination," said Prime Minister Morrison later, conceding to be "overpowered" with tears when the military orchestra released the legendary Australian song "Waltzing Matilda "played.
Australian golfer Greg Norman, who was sitting next to Mrs. Trump, said on Instagram that it was "the best event I've ever attended. EVER! "
Henry Kissinger was reportedly telling Trump's chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, that it was one of the best official events he attended, a tribute to 96-year-old statesmen whose careers as presidents began in the Nixon administration.
] All this would be news for media-style connoisseurs who have mocked the First Lady's taste since moving to the White House, which they expect will soon turn into a trump fever.
She herself hit her when she revealed Christmas decorations for the White House – white in one year and red in the next to "Handmaid's Tale."
According to Texan author Jennifer Pickens, who will host Friday's dinner in a forthcoming book titled "Entertaining at the White House: Decades of Presidential Traditions," the criticism is unfounded.
"Mrs. Trump has a flawless taste "Pickens, who had previously interviewed White House staff involved in dinner,
" She oversees every detail herself. She looks after how things look, smell, taste, and feel. " Ms. Trump, who briefly studied architecture at the University of Ljubljana in her native Slovenia, wanted that dinner to be "more intimate" affair "than events under previous administrations – many took place in large tents on the South Lawn.
The First Lady meticulously planned for months "every detail of the state meal," said her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, "including the menu, decor, Si Opportunities and entertainment. "
Mrs. Trump adorned the rose garden like "Gone with the Wind" – "The Great Gatsby" – the tables with yellow roses and presidential plates in Australian greens and golds.
It was her idea to have an Al dinner in the rose garden and told a guest she had prayed it would not rain.
The weather gods happened to be having a mild Washington evening.
It was the kind of event that would receive prize money. Enthusiastic article in Vogue, Michelle Obama had organized him. But even though Melania is tailor-made for fashion magazines, they turn up their noses.
Unlike her husband, the First Lady is reluctant to blow her own trumpet and just says through Grisham that she "was very pleased with the end result. "
But the President could barely restrain his pride in his wife's accomplishment, and judging from the stolen embrace at the end of the night was the respect of each other.
Their marriages may be one of those happy marriages, those of adversity Pity for the haters.
Bitter Warren on the Way to No Man's Land
During their rally at Washington Square Park last week, readers shared my contempt for Elizabeth Warren's denigration of the role of men in the country  Marissa, who describes herself as a 62-year-old conservative homosexual, wrote that she "fell ill from the attack on the male population." I had a wonderful father, grandfather, uncle, and many men in my life I loved and still love very much. "
She also blames men for living their lives after the terrorist attacks of September 11 on the Rescued World Trade Center worked on the 98th floor of Tower 2.
"Many, many of the men in my floor gathered all of us and told us to get away. Two of them, Eric Eisenberg and Gary Herrold, with whom I worked with Aon, knew something was terribly wrong. They made us walk away from the windows, led us to the stairs, and stayed behind to help others. They did not survive.
Truth About "Supremacy"
Democrats scowled when the Blexit leader Candace Owens heard on Friday that white supremacy was a "marginal event" today Father, illiteracy and abortion as a threat to black America.
Backed by her proud 75-year-old grandfather, Owens described his childhood "on a grain farm in the South … where words like racism and white nationalism had a real meaning, according to the Jim Crow laws of the Democratic Party. "
Nobody would argue in good conscience that America is a" racist, whiter nationalist society than it was when my grandfather grew up ".