Nancy Reagan

Trump defense of Melania Trump follows presidential pattern

Bill Clinton once wanted to punch a newspaper columnist in the nose for calling Hillary Clinton a "congenital liar." Ronald Reagan complained about the "bum rap" Nancy Reagan got for buying White House china. George H.W. Bush defended Barbara Bush after female students objected to her as their commencement speaker because she dropped out of college to marry him.

There's a long tradition of presidents defending their first ladies, and it's now President Donald Trump's turn.

Trump pushed back recently after Vanity Fair magazine, citing an anonymous source, reported that Melania Trump didn't want to become first lady "come hell or high water" and...