First lady Melania Trump recently pulled out of accompanying President Trump on his trip to Davos, Switzerland. Then she traveled to the State of the Union address separately from her husband. Combine those two facts with the still-unresolved controversy over an alleged hush-money payment the president's lawyer made to porn star Stormy Daniels late in the 2016 presidential campaign, and plenty of people are drawing their own conclusions.
Luckily for her, "Saturday Night Live" dispatched some former first ladies who faced their own personal indignities to console her this weekend.
"No first lady has ever been more humiliated than me," Cecily Strong's Trump says during a visit from beyond the grave by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (played by the star of the movie "Jackie" and this week's host, Natalie Portman).
Portman's Onassis reassures her by noting rumors of her husband's own infidelity with Marilyn Monroe: "You're not the only first lady whose husband had affairs."
Trump responds by comparing the titles of a movie Monroe appeared in ("Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") to one that Daniels starred in (which isn't quite suitable for this blog).
Trump is also visited by Hillary Clinton ("Melania, I feel your pain, but you married him"), Martha Washington and Michelle Obama — the lone member of the crew who isn't there to commiserate.
I won't step on too many more punchlines here — it's worth a watch — but it pays to note how SNL can push storylines into the mainstream. This one is still a little bit difficult for the mainstream media to touch. But as these former first ladies remind us, there are many precedents for all of this. (Well, minus the porn star thing.)