Melania Trump

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Melania Pal Whose Firm Raked In Big Bucks Is Cut

Contract nixed for adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, whose firm got $26M for inauguration

(Newser) - A "gratuitous services contract" for an unpaid adviser to Melania Trump has been "severed," the first lady's rep announced, after news emerged that Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's event-planning company had been paid $26 million to help with President Trump's inauguration. Two sources tell the New ... More »

Florida Student Calls Out First Lady

Lauren Hogg says Melania Trump should stop Donald Jr. from cyberbullying her family

(Newser) - First lady Melania Trump has a mission to end cyber bullying . A 14-year-old survivor of the Florida school shooting thinks she ought to start with her own-stepson. Lauren Hogg delivered the critical tweet Friday, and it revolves around her older brother, David, who has emerged as an outspoken proponent of... More »

Melania's Parents Under Scrutiny As Trump Blasts 'Chain Migration'

How did Viktor and Amalija Knavs come to gain legal residency in the US?

(Newser) - President Trump has railed against so-called "chain migration"—more commonly called family reunification, the visa process by which green card holders or legal residents in the US can bring family members over from their home countries, per NPR —but now the focus is turning to how the... More »

Here's What Melania Gave Michelle

Former first lady received a 'lovely frame' in slightly awkward moment last year

(Newser) - When the Trumps met the Obamas outside the White House on Inauguration Day in 2017, a brief moment caused a bit of a stir online. Melania Trump presented Michelle Obama with a gift in a Tiffany's box, and something seemed ... a little off. Now, Michelle Obama explains to Ellen... More »

First Lady Arrives Separately

It's a break with tradition for Melania Trump at State of the Union

(Newser) - One of the less substantive things on the radar of those keeping an eye on the State of the Union address was the first lady's actions. And as the Washington Post reports, Melania Trump provided some early fodder: She broke with White House tradition and did not accompany her... More »

First Lady Responds to Claims of Marriage Trouble

'Salacious & flat-out false reporting'

(Newser) - One tabloid claims Melania Trump spent nights alone at a DC hotel after the story of her husband's alleged affair with Stormy Daniels broke, the AP reports. Meanwhile, CNN speculates the Daniels headlines can't be easy for the first lady and notes she wasn't seen by the... More »

Melania Trump Never Thought He'd Win

'She didn't want this come hell or high water,' an insider tells 'Vanity Fair'

(Newser) - Count Melania Trump among those surprised that her husband won the presidency. A profile of the first lady at Vanity Fair quotes two insiders who say that Melania gave Donald Trump an ultimatum of sorts: Either run for the presidency or stop brooding about it. "She was very clearly... More »

So, About That Crazy Melania 'Body Double' Conspiracy

A joke, a real belief, publicity stunt? Who knows, but it took off. Hillary Clinton knows the feeling

(Newser) - Melania Trump now has something in common with Hillary Clinton: The first lady is now the subject of her very own nutso conspiracy about a body double. The bizarre claim trended on social media Wednesday, and the Washington Post traces it back to this tweet : "This is not Melania,... More »

Ivana Trump Calls Herself 'First Lady,' Angers Melania

The president's first wife upsets his current wife while promoting her new memoir

(Newser) - Donald Trump may be infamous for battling with people from across the political and cultural spectrum, but it's two other Trumps—one current wife and one ex-wife—who are currently engaged in the hottest war of words in Washington, CNN reports. On Monday, during a TV interview to promote... More »

Librarian Rejects Melania's 'Racist' Dr. Seuss Gift

'We will not be keeping the titles for our collection'

(Newser) - The illustrations of Melania Trump's favorite children's author are "steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes," according to an elementary school librarian who rejected a gift from the first lady. Trump sent 10 Dr. Seuss books to the Cambridgeport School in Cambridge, Mass., to mark... More »

Melania Trump Meets Prince Harry on 1st Solo Trip

The first lady is in Canada for the Invictus Games

(Newser) - Melania Trump is taking her biggest step yet as first lady, leading the US delegation to an international sporting event in Toronto for wounded service members, the AP reports. It's her first trip representing the US without President Trump at her side. On Trump's schedule for the Invictus... More »

First Lady Has Surprising Defenders in Shoe Hubbub

Trevor Noah and Kathy Griffin are among those asking, who cares?

(Newser) - When first lady Melania Trump set off for Texas on Wednesday with her husband to view the destruction of Harvey, she set off a mini furor on Twitter over her shoes. That's because the first lady was seen boarding a presidential helicopter wearing stilettos. The criticism came quickly, with... More »

Melania Trump Tweets Message to Chelsea Clinton

A note of thanks after former first daughter came to Barron Trump's defense

(Newser) - While the tension between certain Clintons and Trumps continues to get press , other members of the two families are supporting and praising each other. Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter Monday to defend 11-year-old Barron Trump from harsh criticism of his clothing choices by a conservative website, which was soon followed... More »

Melania Trump Plans 1st Solo World Trip as First Lady

She'll head to the Invictus Games in Toronto come September

(Newser) - Melania Trump is heading out on her first solo foreign trip as first lady. She'll lead the US delegation to the Invictus Games, an international sporting events competition in which wounded service members participate, the Hill reports. Ninety US athletes are heading to Toronto for the third annual games,... More »

Melania, Barron Are Now White House Residents

He's the first boy to live there since 1963

(Newser) - The Trump family is now under the same roof and, for the first time since John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1963, there's a boy living in the White House: Barron Trump and mom Melania moved in on Sunday evening. They stayed in New York City for months after President... More »

World Gets Its Best Look Yet at Melania Trump

She's winning generally positive reviews for her presence on international trip

(Newser) - President Trump's first international trip has given the public its longest look yet at how President Trump and Melania interact as a couple, and the Washington Post assesses. "Do they hold hands? (Not regularly.) Glance at one another lovingly or roll their eyes? (Neither, at least before... More »

Melania Fails to Take Trump's Hand, and Internet Notices

First lady was apparently not interested on airport tarmac

(Newser) - Innocent flub? Public diss? Either way, President Trump and wife Melania provided an unintentionally buzzy moment upon their arrival in Tel Aviv. Watch it via this video clip from the newspaper Haaretz. It shows the president reaching back to take wife Melania's hand on the airport tarmac and then... More »

No Headscarf for Melania, Ivanka Despite Trump Tweet

'They were insulted. We have enuf enemies'

(Newser) - Neither Melania nor Ivanka Trump wore a headscarf after arriving in Saudi Arabia for President Trump's first trip abroad, the BBC reports. In fact, none of the women in the president's entourage wore one. It turns out that while sharia law requires Saudi women to wear a headscarf,... More »

Trumps Break With Tradition on Barron's New School

He'll go to St. Andrew's, the first modern-day first kid to not attend Sidwell Friends

(Newser) - Melania and Barron Trump are prepping for their big move to the nation's capital from New York City, where they remained after President Trump's inauguration so the 11-year-old could finish out the school year. And the Washington Post reports Barron's new school has been chosen: St. Andrew’... More »

Melania Trump Wanted $150M From Tabloid, Got $3M

Settlement with 'Daily Mail' paper and site did get her retractions and an apology, though

(Newser) - Melania Trump just made the Daily Mail and Mail Online pay up on her libel claims. Per the Guardian , the newspaper and website have apologized and fully retracted and withdrawn "false and defamatory" allegations about the first lady made in an article originally published last August, a statement noted... More »

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