Dahleen Glanton: As first lady, Melania Trump always stood by her man

Melania Trump never found her voice as first lady. For four years, she could not distinguish herself as anything other than Donald Trump’s wife. Like her husband, she didn’t care for White House traditions. She performed her duties, including decorating for Christmas, begrudgingly. She promoted her own initiative, “Be Best,” halfheartedly and ineffectively. Prior to leaving the White House on Wednesday, she again broke protocol by refusing to meet with the incoming first lady. The unofficial obligation has long been considered a ritual of the peaceful transfer of power from one administration …

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