*** Or, to echo a famous exhortation directed at critics of a previous president many of us can remember, “It’s time to let Melania be Melania.” ***
Either the quote isn’t that famous or it’s my failing memory. I’m guessing it can’t be from that long ago.
I believe they’re hearkening to let Trump be Trump
You might be too young to remember “let Reagan be Reagan”. Deep state was a thing back then too.