Melania Trump, Barron Trump move into White House

With a single tweet on Sunday evening, Melania Trump made it official: the White House is no longer operating with a first lady in absentia. FLOTUS has moved in.

“Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home! #Movingday,” read the tweet, which featured a picture from inside the Executive Residence, past the Truman Balcony, overlooking the South Lawn. On what appeared to be a set dining room table, two tall, tapered candles in silver holders were lit.

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First Lady Melania Trump responds to ‘disturbing’ Kathy Griffin tweet about president

Melania Trump is questioning Kathy Griffin’s “mental health” after the comedian posed for a “disturbing” photo holding a bloody prop meant to resemble President Trump’s severed head.

“As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing,” the first lady said in a Wednesday statement, according to reports.

“When you consider some of the atrocities in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it,” Melania Trump said.

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Melania Trump delivers brief speech to troops in Italy

Melania Trump says she will never forget the women and children she met on her first trip abroad as first lady of the United States.

She has addressed U.S. military personnel at a naval base in Italy before she joins President Donald Trump for the flight back to Washington after nine days on the road. The trip took the Trumps to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Belgium and Italy. Continue reading “Melania Trump delivers brief speech to troops in Italy”

Melania Trump visits Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome

First Lady Melania Trump seemed to enjoy her visit of the Bambino Gesù pediatric hospital in Rome on Wednesday, spending time chatting, playing and taking selfies with the hospital’s young patients.

Trump met young patients from nine different countries—including  Iraq and Nepal—who were among the roughly 600 patients the hospital can accommodate. The first pediatric hospital in Italy, the facility is now run by the Catholic Church but provides completely free health care, as well as housing around 3,500 families. It’s also the largest pediatric research center in Europe. Continue reading “Melania Trump visits Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome”

Melania Trump hails ’empowerment of women’ in visit to all-female factory in Saudi Arabia

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump praised the “empowerment of women” at a General Electric all-female service center in the Saudi capital on Sunday, saying the women should work together and educate their children well.

She is accompanying U.S. President Donald Trump on his first international visit since taking office in January, and told 200 female employees she tried to find balance between her role of First Lady and mother. Continue reading “Melania Trump hails ’empowerment of women’ in visit to all-female factory in Saudi Arabia”

Melania Trump shuns headscarf in arrival at Saudi Arabia

Ignoring President Donald Trump’s past admonition, U.S. first lady Melania Trump did not cover her head Saturday when they arrived in Saudi Arabia on the opening leg of his first international tour since taking office.

Two years ago, then-citizen Trump criticized then-first lady Michelle Obama’s decision to go bare-headed on a January 2015 visit with her husband. Continue reading “Melania Trump shuns headscarf in arrival at Saudi Arabia”

Melania Trump dedicates ‘healing’ garden at D.C. children’s hospital

Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital’s new rooftop “healing” garden, dedicated Friday by first lady Melania Trump as a place children and their families can breathe fresh air, “relax and enjoy in peace.”

Features of the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden at Children’s National Medical Center also include doors that are wide enough to wheel in hospital beds, power outlets for patients who use machines that run on electricity and fake grass for patients with allergies. Continue reading “Melania Trump dedicates ‘healing’ garden at D.C. children’s hospital”

Wed, Apr. 26, 2017: Trump, First Lady honor National Teacher of the Year at White House

President Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump honored Sydney Chaffee, a humanities teacher at Dorchester, Massachusetts’ Codman Academy, as the 2017 National Teacher of the Year at the White House on Wednesday.

“It’s my pleasure to welcome so many extraordinary teachers to the White House,” the president said as he welcomed 55 Teachers of the Year from different states. “Each of you has dedicated yourself to inspiring young minds and to putting our children on a path to happiness and success – lots of success.”

“Today, we honor one teacher in particular,” Trump continued. “She is the 2017 National Teacher of the Year, Sydney Chaffee.”

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Melania Trump, Chinese First Lady visit Florida school

The visit was supposed to be a closely held secret. Officially, all that students and teachers at Bak Middle School of the Arts knew was that VIPs would be on campus Friday morning.

But with dueling contingents of American and Chinese security officials scouring the school on Wednesday and Thursday, it was little surprise when the motorcade pulled up at 11 a.m. and out stepped first lady Melania Trump and Madame Peng Liyuan, the wife of China’s President Xi Jinping.

They spent slightly less than an hour on campus at the public arts school in northern West Palm Beach. But it was enough time to take in multiple music performances, visit four classrooms and chat with awed students, including one boy who had a special moment with Peng.

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First Lady Melania, Queen Rania visit school in Washington D.C.

A billionaire, a queen and an American first lady walked into a public charter school on Wednesday, collecting bouquets, examining owl pellets and hugging students amid the rapid-fire clicking of cameras.

The visit to Excel Academy, an all-girls charter school, by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Queen Rania of Jordan and Melania Trump, the first lady, was meant to emphasize the Trump administration’s stance on school choice. But it was also part of a day of photo ops intended to cast a softer lens on a presidential administration grappling with several international crises, and provide another glimpse of a first lady whose sporadic appearances in Washington have revealed relatively little about her own leadership style. Continue reading “First Lady Melania, Queen Rania visit school in Washington D.C.”