President Trump said at a press conference Thursday that his wife will work on “women’s issues” as first lady. He also took the press to task for unfairly maligning her.
“I think that Melania’s going to be outstanding,” Trump said.
From Western Journalism
“She — like others that she’s working with — feel very, very strongly about women’s issues, women’s difficulties,” the president stated. “She’s a very, very strong advocate. I think she’s a great representative for this country.”
All modern first ladies have picked an issue to make the focus of their tenure in the White House.
For Nancy Reagan it was drug abuse with her “Just Say No” campaign.
Laura Bush picked childhood literacy, while Michelle Obama took on childhood obesity.
Trump noted during the press conference that Melania reopened the White House visitor center this week, which had been closed to accommodate the move-in of the new first family.
The first couple also hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu and his wife Sara on Wednesday and had Sen. Marco Rubio and his wife Jeanette to dinner Wednesday night.
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Trump went on to state that his wife “gets so unfairly maligned” by the press.
Trump recounted during her years working as a model, “She would go home at night and wouldn’t even want to go out with people. She was a very private person. She was always the highest quality that you will ever find.”
He continued, “She’s been apologized to various media, because they said things that were lies.”
As reported by Western Journalism earlier this month, Melania Trump agreed to settle for a “substantial sum” her defamation lawsuit against a blogger suggested she once worked as a high-end prostitute and suffered a nervous breakdown after last summer’s Republican convention.
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