Melania Trump visits shelter for abused kids on Good Friday

First lady Melania Trump made an unheralded trip Friday to brighten the lives of girls at a group home for victims of abuse and domestic violence.

While President Donald Trump used the first day of his Easter vacation to go to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, the first lady visited HomeSafe in Palm Beach, which houses girls removed for their safety by the courts.

Melania Trump arrived at the shelter around 10:15 a.m. and spoke with a group of girls between the ages of 12-17 for 45 minutes.

“This is a day that the girls will never forget,” said Matthew Ladika, HomeSafe’s chief executive officer.

“It was extra special and touching,” Ladika said. “She asked them what their interests are.”

The first lady had gifts for the girls.

She also shared Easter baskets and stuffed bunnies with others living at the shelter.

“There remains far more brutal and terrifying incarnations of actual gender persecution which we must face together, such as forced enslavement, sexual abuse and absolute repression of far too many women and girls around the globe. We must remember these women in our daily prayers and use our combined resources to help free them from such unthinkable and inhumane circumstances,” she said.

–Western Journalism, Jack Davis