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  • Melania Trump Visits Newborn Victims of Opioid Crisis Following Plane Malfunction

    10/17/2018 2:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 17, 2018 | The Associated Press
    First lady Melania Trump is touring an intensive care unit at a Philadelphia hospital to learn about the care being given to newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal. She was late for the visit Wednesday morning after her first flight was forced to return to a Washington area military base because of smoke in the cabin. She took a different plane to make the trip....
  • Bill Kristol mocks Melania Trump’s claims of being bullied: ‘Cry me a river’

    10/17/2018 8:52:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Conservative commentator and outspoken “Never Trump” critic Bill Kristol mocked first lady Melania Trump for claiming she is one of the most bullied people in the world. “Cry me a river,” Kristol tweeted Thursday morning in response to Melania Trump's claim. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Melania Trump made the comment in an interview with ABC News during her first solo trip in Africa. "I could say that I'm the most bullied person in the world," she said. “One of them -- if you really see what people are saying about me." She continued by saying her experience with bullying is in part what...
  • Report: Smoke forces first lady Melania Trump’s plane to turn around en route to Philadelphia

    10/17/2018 6:39:47 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 59 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | October 17, 2018 | Joseph A. Gambardello
    First lady Melania Trump's airplane reportedly was forced to return to Andrews Air Force Base after a smoke condition developed in the jet while it was en route to Philadelphia. Problem aboard First Lady's plane, returning to @Andrews_JBA. Press pool aboard reports "thin haze of smoke" was visible and the smell of something burning. Passengers given wet towels to breathe through. Told a "mechanical issue" was detected.
  • 'He would be a great leader,' Melania Trump said of then-boyfriend Donald Trump in 1999 interview

    10/12/2018 4:26:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/12/2018 | Julia Jacobo and Alexa Valienta
    Before she became the nation’s first lady, ABC News spoke with Melania Trump when she was a supermodel dating the future president of the United States, Donald Trump, and asked her what she thought about being in the White House. On Dec. 3, 1999, the Slovenian supermodel, then-named Melania Knauss, 26, sat down with ABC News correspondent Don Dahler following a photo shoot in New York City for a North Shore Animal League America campaign. She and then-real estate mogul Donald Trump had met the year before during a party at New York Fashion Week. When asked if she could...
  • Melania Trump to focus on opioids, newborns in hospital tour

    10/16/2018 7:25:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WHTM-TV ^ | October 16, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (AP) - First lady Melania Trump will travel to Philadelphia to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb.</p> <p>Mrs. Trump is being joined on her Wednesday visit to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.</p>
  • Poll: Melania Trump's Favorability Bounces Back To Near Highest Levels

    10/14/2018 9:30:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 14, 2018 | Molly Prince
    She is viewed highly among Republicans and Independents, with a rating of 83 percent and 55 percent, respectively. However, among Democrats, only 28 percent view her favorably, with 56 percent of Democrats viewing her as unfavorably. . . The first lady stirred up controversy in June when she wore a jacket with the words “I Don’t Care, Do U?” on her way to visit a children’s detention center in Texas. “It was for the people, and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me, and I want to show them that I don’t care,”
  • Melania Trump spokesperson slams ‘The View’ over ‘mistress’ comment

    10/13/2018 3:45:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    AOL News ^ | October 13, 2018 | Geobeats
    A spokesperson for Melania Trump has expressed outrage over actress Yvette Nicole Brown’s suggestion that the first lady may have been President Trump’s mistress at one point. Stephanie Grisham tweeted Friday: “Day 2 of attacks from @TheView. @YNB check your facts before you accuse someone of being a mistress. She’s your @FLOTUS – she deserves your respect & certainly not your lies. Disgusting.” (TWEET-AT-LINK) The tweet came the same day “The View” showed a clip of Melania Trump’s interview where she is asked about her husband’s alleged infidelities, and she says: “It is not a concern and focus of mine....
  • ‘We are fine’: Melania Trump dismisses gossip about marriage – VIDEOS

    10/12/2018 9:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Midrand Reporter ^ | October 12, 2018 | Paul Handley, Agence France Presse
    Melania Trump dismissed Friday the widespread talk about her husband President Donald Trump’s reported affairs with a porn star and others, saying she has “more important things to think about.” Addressing for the first time allegations that have swirled around her husband the first lady brushed off speculation that her marriage is troubled and insisted she loves life in the US capital. In a lengthy ABC television interview, Trump did not deny the many stories of her husband’s philandering. But she also made clear she does not dwell on it. “It is not a concern and focus of mine,” she...
  • We need to talk about Melania Trump’s Out of Africa wardrobe {the left sinks lower}

    10/12/2018 2:31:52 AM PDT · by Cronos · 51 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 Oct | Hadley Freeman
    Ooh, it’s a tricky one, isn’t it, Daniel? On the one hand, seriously, is that woman actually wearing a PITH HELMET in Nairobi? And, on the other, are we being unfeminist talking about it? Where is Andrea Dworkin when you need her, or maybe just Emily Post? Let’s hear from Trump herself, as she gave a marvellously huffy TV interview about this very subject when she was in Egypt last week: “I want to talk about my trip, not what I wear. That’s very important, what I do, what we’re doing with US aid, what I do with my initiatives,...
  • Melania Trump: Women accusing men should 'show the evidence'

    10/10/2018 8:46:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    AOL News ^ | October 10, 2018 | The Associated Press
    First lady Melania Trump says women who make accusations of sexual abuse "need to be heard" and supported, but so do men. She says when there are accusations there needs to be "really hard evidence" and accusers should "show the evidence." Mrs. Trump was interviewed on her Kenya trip by ABC, which aired portions Wednesday on "Good Morning America." Asked whether she supports the MeToo movement. Mrs. Trump said, "I support the women, and they need to be heard. We need to support them. And, you know, also men, not just women."(continued)
  • On Africa Trip, First Lady Reveals a Trump-like Side

    10/09/2018 8:41:57 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct 7, 2018 | Katie Rogers
    Like the president, Mrs. Trump has eschewed long-held American ideas of how those who make the White House home ought to conduct themselves. And like him, Mrs. Trump is comfortable showing the world that she does not know what she does not know — and that she does not necessarily need to find out. On one of the most consequential days of her husband’s embattled presidency, as the Senate approved his controversial choice for the Supreme Court, Melania Trump traveled to the edge of this sand-colored city and posed before the Great Sphinx, one hand in the pocket of her...
  • First lady Melania Trump in Africa: 'Focus on what I do, not what I wear'

    10/06/2018 8:40:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
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  • First lady Melania Trump says Brett Kavanaugh 'highly qualified'

    10/06/2018 11:43:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 6, 2018 | Phil McCausland
    "I’m glad that Dr. Ford was heard; I'm glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard," she added. With the Great Sphinx of Giza and the pyramids visible over her shoulder, first lady Melania Trump expressed support for Brett Kavanaugh, her husband's nominee for the Supreme Court, on the final day of a trip to Africa trip that focused on her advocacy for children. The first lady had stayed largely quiet about the Supreme Court battle that had raged in Washington since Kavanaugh was publicly accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford last month, but Melania Trump spoke about what the...
  • Melania Trump Loses Footing With Elephant, but Not With Kids

    10/05/2018 12:23:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 5, 2018 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but she was anything but out of step when children living in an orphanage in Kenya welcomed her to their home with song and dance. Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but the first lady was anything but out of step when children at an orphanage welcomed her to their home with African song and dance. It didn't take long for the typically reserved U.S. first lady to dive fully into the moment. Mrs....
  • CNN Snarks at Melania's Kenya Visit: 'African Queen--Stylist Should be Very Proud'

    10/05/2018 10:58:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 10/5/2018 | Mark Finkelstein
    Can you imagine CNN crediting Michelle Obama's stylist for her look, rather than the First Lady's own innate fashion sense? Unthinkable! But in a New Day report on Melania Trump's visit to a game park in Kenya, CNN international correspondent Farai Sevenzo snarked: "The elephants were very happy to see her feeding them with a bottle. She was dressed, really, in the classic kind of Out of Africa by Sydney Pollack way, or even John Huston's, The African Queen: the jodhpurs, the boots. The color was all there. And the stylist should be very proud of himself." At the end...
  • First Lady Melania Trump’s heartfelt visit to Africa

    10/04/2018 6:29:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 15 replies ^ | 4 October 2018 | 1600 Daily
    This week, First Lady Melania Trump is on her first solo international trip, visiting the African nations of Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt. Wrapping up her first stops in Accra and Cape Coast, Ghana, the First Lady took her “Be Best” message to the children of Malawi today.
  • VIDEO: 'Very emotional' Melania Trump visits former slave-holding fort in Ghana

    10/04/2018 2:42:14 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    An estimated 20 million slaves passed through the dozens of trading forts in Ghana. Cape Coast Castle shipped a majority of slaves held there to America. Trump spent several minutes in one of the castle’s dungeons, where slaves were held in terrible conditions until they were sent abroad. She walked through the “door of no return,” where slaves were brought inside the fort, and laid a wreath near a dungeon door. “It’s very emotional,” Trump said. “I will never forget the incredible experience and the stories that I heard. … The dungeons that I saw ... what happened so many...
  • Struggling Malawi school gets 1.4 million books from Melania Trump

    10/04/2018 1:32:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    News 24 ^ | October 4, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Melania Trump got a different view of educating children as she visited an African primary school on Thursday that has benefited from US assistance but struggles with an enrollment of more than 8 500 students. Some children learn lessons outdoors, seated shoulder-to-shoulder on loose, red dirt. Mrs Trump toured several outdoor classrooms at Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, the second stop on her four-nation tour of the continent. The school is among those in the landlocked country that receive education assistance from the US Agency for International Development, including textbooks. Mrs Trump was on hand as...
  • What can Melania Trump really accomplish in Africa? Plenty

    10/04/2018 8:52:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 4, 2018 | Natalie Gonnella-Platts, Contributor
    Melania Trump is keen to make a difference in the lives of children around the world and noted as much during a speech at the 73rd U.N. General Assembly. In her remarks, she made direct mention of the good work being led by fellow first ladies Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Margaret Kenyatta and Gertrude Mutharika. First ladies, community activists and changemakers of all ages are moving the needle on important issues at local, national and regional levels. This work cannot be overlooked as Melania Trump travels to Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Egypt. Trump cited a desire to replicate U.S. programs "that are...
  • Adorable! First Lady Melania Trump greets children in Ghana during Africa trip

    10/02/2018 3:13:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 2, 2018 | Voice of America