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Mood in the White House: 'Melania Is Good'

First lady is reportedly focused on what's next, not what just happened

(Newser) - Melania Trump released her farewell message as first lady on Monday, asking people to "choose love over hatred" and be passionate but avoid violence. So what's next for the 50-year-old first lady after Wednesday? Expect her to keep a low profile for the near future in Florida, writes...

Op-Ed About Jill Biden Raises a Ruckus

Essayist tells her to drop 'Dr.' before her name

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed about Jill Biden on Saturday, and it has not landed well in some circles. The piece is by 83-year-old essayist Joseph Epstein, who implores Biden to lose the "Dr." in front of her name. The soon-to-be first lady has a doctorate...

Melania Finally Responds to Ex-Friend's Tell-All

The First Lady blogs about Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's bestseller

(Newser) - Melania Trump is finally responding to a former friend whose allegations have rippled through the media for months, NBC News reports. Trump doesn't mention Stephanie Winston Wolkoff by name, but is clearly targeting her—and her best-selling book, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with ...

Say Hello to Slovenia's New Tribute to Melania

Torched wooden statue of first lady replaced with bronze near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia

(Newser) - Same stump, slightly different first lady. After an arson attack "conceptualized as criticism" of President Trump, a wooden statue of Melania Trump burned down near her hometown in Slovenia on the Fourth of July has been replaced with a sturdier bronze version, according to one of the artists who...

Tell-All Reveals First Lady's 'Operation Block Ivanka'

Book says first lady tried to keep first daughter out of swearing-in photos

(Newser) - Another White House tell-all is out, but this time first lady Melania Trump is the subject. The book is by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former associate of Melania's until a falling out two years ago. Wolkoff, who says the two were friends for 15 years, helped coordinate President Trump'...

Melania Trump Has Big Plans for the Rose Garden

First lady set to announce a major renovation as an 'act of expressing hope and optimism for the future'

(Newser) - The Rose Garden is getting a redesign, and Melania Trump will be leading the efforts. The first lady will formally announce the revamp Monday, which in her words is meant to be an "act of expressing hope and optimism for the future," per prepared remarks seen by the...

Melania Trump: 'Please Remember' to Wear Masks

She tweets photo of herself in face mask

(Newser) - Melania Trump has once again urged Americans to wear masks and respect social distancing guidelines. The first lady tweeted a photo of herself in a mask Tuesday, saying, "Even in the summer months, please remember to wear face coverings & practice social distancing. The more precaution we take now...

Biographer: Melania Stalled WH Arrival to Rework Prenup

Unauthorized bio by 'WaPo' journo Mary Jordan says first lady is more like Trump 'than it appears'

(Newser) - The "untold story" of Melania Trump is on the horizon, and the White House isn't happy. The Art of Her Deal , an unauthorized biography of the first lady by Washington Post journalist Mary Jordan, is out Tuesday, and the Post has a copy. In the nearly 300-page book...

First Lady Speaks Out on E-Cigs

Stop marketing to kids, says Melania Trump

(Newser) - Melania Trump is calling on companies to stop marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying they're addictive and dangerous. The first lady—who with President Trump has a 13-year-old son, Barron—says teenagers and young adults must be encouraged to admit addiction, including to electronic cigarettes and vaping, and get help....

A Century Ago We Had a Lesbian First Lady

Rose Cleveland's letters to female lover are published

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg thinks the US has already had its first gay president. Now researchers are pointing out a first lady who carried on a same-sex relationship—Grover Cleveland's sister, Rose Cleveland. As it was typical for a female relative to fill the role of first lady for a bachelor...

Va. First Lady's Mansion Tour Leaves Some 'Deeply Offended'

Pam Northam handed cotton to African-American students on tour

(Newser) - Another Northam fumble has emerged, with a Virginia DOE rep citing a new "racially insensitive" incident—but this time it doesn't involve Ralph Northam . The Washington Post reports it's the governor's wife, Pam Northam, who's under fire following a tour of the governor's mansion....

UK Paper: 'Unreservedly' Sorry for Article on Melania Trump

'Telegraph' pays damages on story it now concedes had many false statements

(Newser) - Britain's Telegraph newspaper has apologized and paid damages to US first lady Melania Trump after publishing an article it says contains many false statements. The newspaper said Saturday it apologizes "unreservedly" to Trump and her family for any embarrassment caused by the content of a cover story published...

Melania Trump Opens Up in Hannity Interview

She slams media 'opportunists'

(Newser) - Melania Trump gave her second televised interview as first lady Wednesday night—and at times, she sounded a lot like her husband. When asked by Fox News ' Sean Hannity what the hardest thing she'd had to deal with was, she singled out the media, the Washington Post reports....

TI Attacks Melania, Kanye With 'Vulgar' Video

TI music short shows actress who looks like first lady dancing naked on fake Oval Office desk

(Newser) - It's a "vulgar attack" against the first lady, and it comes courtesy of Clifford Harris. The rapper otherwise known as TI has a new short music video out, and it has sparked an angry response out of the White House thanks to a Melania Trump lookalike. In the...

Melania: Some White House Staffers Aren't to Be Trusted

'You always need to watch your back'

(Newser) - Melania Trump has doubts about some of the people who rub elbows with her husband in the West Wing. She thinks there are people there he can't trust, the first lady tells ABC News ' Tom Llamas in a clip from an interview filmed during her trip to Africa....

Melania Trump on #MeToo: I Support Women, But...

'We need to have hard evidence,' first lady says in new interview

(Newser) - The first lady offers her thoughts on the #MeToo movement in a new interview with ABC News' Tom Llamas set to air in its entirety Friday night. "I support the women and they need to be heard. We need to support them, and also men, not just women,"...

Melania Trump Planning Solo Trip to Africa

It'll be her first major international trip alone as first lady

(Newser) - Melania Trump is planning her first big solo international swing with a trip through several African countries in October. The first lady told the AP in a written statement Monday that she's looking forward to learning about the issues that children living on the continent face, as well as...

Trump Tweets About 'Vicious' Facelift Rumor, Mika Notices

President takes to Twitter to slam media's coverage of Melania

(Newser) - Melania Trump stepped back into the public eye Monday after a more than three-week absence, and President Trump took to Twitter two days later to address the at-times fervent coverage surrounding the "missing" Melania. He first tweeted that "the Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious,...

Melania Makes First Public Appearance in Weeks

She attended White House event for military families

(Newser) - Finally, Melania Trump has reappeared. After more than three weeks out of the public eye, the first lady strolled into a White House event Monday for military families and swept away the wild speculation that she was incapacitated or had otherwise vanished. The White House did not allow journalists to...

Melania Won't Join President at G7, Singapore Summit

But she's about to make her first appearance in 25 days

(Newser) - After kidney surgery and a weekslong absence from the public eye, Melania Trump is set to resurface—but she won't be joining her husband on his upcoming overseas trips. Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham tells CNN that the first lady, in her first official appearance in 25 days, will attend an...

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