When President Trump was elected president, his wife Melania had no idea what that meant for her. She was used to running her company, not be a face that helps make the president look good. However, despite some of her reservations, Melania has finally completed her first solo outing.
In her first outing alone, Mrs. Trump visited the pediatric wing of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Her visit primarily included reading to the children from Dr. Seuss books in honor of the author’s birthday. You can watch her read below:
The first lady was also reading since it was National Read Across America Day. “So you know what is today?” Mrs. Trump asked the children. “It’s a reading day. So I came to encourage you to read, and to think about what you want to achieve in life.” Mrs. Trump began with the book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!,” which the first lady said was a favorite for its inspirational message.
The event was captured by a small group of reporters and photographers which were probably a relief to the wife of a man who is constantly being berated with cameras. While Melania has stayed by her husband’s side on a few major occasions, the first lady has seemed quite shy to taking up her own agenda.
This is a stark difference compared to the former first lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama was constantly out and about, often stopping randomly to interact with the young generation.
Mrs. Trump has made comments about wanting to stop cyberbullying, but as of now, she hasn’t done anything to start. However, starting something could help take some of the pressure off of the President. While she doesn’t plan to do any major White House activities in the short term, there is hope she will become more active.
The next large event would be Easter. Hopefully, we will see both the President and his bride on the lawn with the children for the annual Easter egg hunt.
Credit: NY Times