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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 »

Here Is the First Lady's Official Portrait

Melania Trump was photographed at the White House

(Newser) - The White House released First Lady Melania Trump's official portrait Monday. Not much information was given about the photo beyond the fact that it was "taken in her new residence at the White House." "I am honored to serve in the role of First Lady, and... More »

First White House Tourists of Trump Era Get Surprise

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. reopened to visitors Tuesday

(Newser) - Until Tuesday, the White House had been closed to tourists since President Trump's inauguration—and when it re-opened Tuesday, Trump himself made sure to greet the first visitors who arrived for tours. Fox News video shows the president surprising one group of people who cheered wildly as he brought... More »

At Trump Rally, Shades of His Campaign

President revisits familiar themes, says 'life is a campaign'

(Newser) - Just four weeks into his administration, President Trump appeared at a campaign rally that mirrored the months leading up to Election Day, complete with promises to repeal the health care law, insults for the news media, and a playlist highlighted by the Rolling Stones. "I want to be among... More »

Times Reporter Owns Up to Calling Melania Trump 'Hooker'

Jacob Bernstein apologizes, calls it a 'stupid remark'

(Newser) - The New York Times reporter who called Melania Trump a hooker during a conversation with a supermodel at New York Fashion Week has come forward. "Speaking at a party in what I thought was a personal conversation, I nevertheless made a stupid remark about the first lady," tweeted... More »

White House Restarting Tours After Lawmakers Complain

First lady Melania Trump makes the announcment

(Newser) - Following a longer-than-usual delay, the White House will be back open for tours next month. First lady Melania Trump announced Tuesday that the tours will resume on March 7, per ABC 7 . White House tours are typically halted when a new president takes office, but a seven-week interruption is out... More »

NYT Reporter Told Off for Melania 'Hooker' Comment

Supermodel called reporter out for 'slut-shaming'

(Newser) - Referring to the first lady as a prostitute is not OK, a New York Times reporter was told by the paper after being called out by supermodel Emily Ratajkowski. She tweeted Monday that she'd been told "Melania is a hooker" by the reporter at a New York Fashion... More »

Melania's 'Once in a Lifetime' Chance Marred by Mail: Suit

First lady says article alleging she was an escort hurt her chance to make millions

(Newser) - Melania Trump isn't just miffed at the Daily Mail for making her look bad with its phony story of her being an escort in the past—she's upset the paper cost her "multi-million dollar business relationships" during a "multi-year term" in which she'd be "... More »

Melania Has Hired a Chief of Staff, but Little Else

Everyone's wondering how she'll make the first lady role her own

(Newser) - Melania Trump is holed up in New York City until at least the end of son Barron's school year, already redefining the role of first lady. The New York Times reports on that upended role, and whether Melania will even play much of one at all, noting it was... More »

Melania, Barron Won't Immediately Move to DC

Sources say the 4th grader will finish out the school year in NYC

(Newser) - The New York Post first reported on Melania and Barron Trump's post-election plans, and now NBC News echos the newspaper: Sources say the two will not accompany Donald Trump to the White House in the immediate aftermath of his Jan. 20 inauguration, but will rather remain largely in Trump... More »

Documents Reveal Melania Worked Illegally in US

AP says she took modeling jobs while on visitor visa

(Newser) - Unwelcome news for the Trump campaign days ahead of the election: According to documents unearthed by the AP , Melania Trump worked illegally in the US for a few weeks in 1996, earning $20,056 for 10 modelling jobs. According to the documents, which the AP says it has been seeking... More »

Media Points Out Melania Trump's Ironic Goals as First Lady

She'd focus on cyberbullying

(Newser) - Melania Trump gave a rare campaign speech Thursday—her first since the Republican National Convention—that Jezebel notes was "rich with apparently unnoticed irony." Talking about what she'll focus on as first lady, Trump said she wants to stop bullying on social media and be an "... More »

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