Much is said about Donald and Melania Trump's marriage, most of it insulting and cruel.
People who hate the president cannot believe that anyone can love him.
At best, they consider his wife sinful, as the prisoner of a lovely marriage.
"Inside Trump Marriage: Melania's Burden," "The Sad Truth," "Dark Secrets" are typical headlines.
"# SaveMelania" memes trending online when Vanity Fair fantasized she would divorce her husband and become a feminist icon.
But those attending Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's state dinner on Friday tell a very different story.
They say that 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 observed it up close and personal during the three-day state visit.
At press conferences on Friday, the president took time to declare that he could bomb Iran at any time to praise his wife for her "amazing job" planning the night's elegant Rose Garden soirée.
During dinner, when Trump stood to praise Morrison, the president again paid tribute to his wife.
“I would like to express my gratitude to America's magnificent first lady for this absolutely delicious evening. Thanks so much. You worked really hard on this … Good job, really good job, honey. "
Then when dinner was over, at about 1
It was a scene familiar to all couples who enjoyed the aftermath of a successful social event.
In fact, of all reports, the state dinner, just the second for the Trump White House, was an unparalleled triumph and a coming of age for an increasingly confident first lady.
"It was the most magnificent, magical, magical night crafted by Mrs. Fantasy Trump," Prime Minister Morrison said afterwards, admitting he "overcame" tears when the military orchestra played the iconic Australian song "Waltzing Matilda. "
Australian golfer Greg Norman, who had been sitting next to Mrs. Trump, declared on Instagram that it was" the best event I've ever attended. ALWAYS! "
Henry Kissinger reportedly told Trump Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney that it was one of the best official functions he had participated in, high praise from a 96-year-old statesman whose career serving the president began in the Nixon administration.  All this would be news for style media outlets who have laughed over the first lady's taste since moving into the White House, which they expected would soon be cheated in gold thanks to the Trump Tower.
They even flung her when she unveiled the White House's Christmas decorations – for white one year and for "Handmaid's Tale" Red Next.
But according to Texas author Jennifer Pickens, who will include Friday's dinner in an upcoming book, "Entertaining on White hu set: decades of presidential traditions, "the criticism is off-base.
"Mrs. Trump has impeccable taste," said Pickens, who has previously interviewed staff at the White House involved in the dinner.
"She oversees every detail herself. She cares about how things look, smell, taste and how they feel. "
She said that Mrs. Trump, who briefly studied architecture at the University of Ljubljana in her native Slovenia, wanted this dinner to be a more" intimate affair "than events under previous administrations – many were held in big tents on South Lawn.
The first lady spent months carefully planning "every detail of the state's dinner," said her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, "including the menu, décor, seating and entertainment."
Mrs. Trump decorated the rose garden as "Gone with the wind" -meets- "The Great Gatsby," the tables coated with yellow roses and presidential plates selected in Australian colors of green and gold.
It was her idea to have a al fresco meal in the rose garden and told a guest that she had prayed that it would not rain.
When that happened, the weather gods delivered a quiet Washington evening.
That was the kind of event that would get a scary write-up in Vogue, Michelle Obama had organized it. But despite Melania being tailor-made for fashion magazines, they turn their noses up.
Unlike her husband, the first lady is reluctant to blow her own trumpet and says through Grisham only that she was "very pleased with the end result."
But the president could barely contain his pride in his wife's performance and, based on their stolen embrace at the end of the night, the consideration was mutual.
Theirs may be one of the happy marriages that thrives on adversity. A pity for the haters. shared my disdain for Elizabeth Warren denigration of men's role in history during her meeting in Washington Square Park last week.  Marissa, who describes herself as a 62-year-old gay conservative, wrote that she "fell ill from the attack on the male I had a wonderful father, grandfather, uncle and many men in my life whom I loved and still love dearly. "
She also credits men with being afraid in her life after the September 11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, where she worked on the 98th floor of Tower 2.
“Many, many of the men on my floor gathered us all and told us to come to safety. Two of them, Eric Eisenberg and Gary Herrold, whom I worked with at Aon, knew something was terribly wrong. They made sure we got out of the windows, led us to the stairs and stayed to help others. They did not survive. "
The truth about" supremacy "
The Democrats scowled when Blexit leader Candace Owens told a hate crime in Congress that heard Friday that white supremacy today is a" fringing occurrence "that fades in comparison with the father's absence, illiteracy and abortion as a threat to black America.
With his proud 75-year-old grandfather behind him, Owens described his childhood "on a farm in the segregated south … where words like racism and white nationalism had real meaning under the Democratic Party's Jim Crow laws. "
No one in good conscience would argue, she said, that America is a" more racist, more white nationalist society than it was when my grandfather grew up. "