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Teens Boo Melania Trump During Baltimore Speech

The AP calls it 'highly unusual'

(Newser) - Melania Trump on Tuesday defended the rights of teenagers who booed her when she addressed them in Baltimore, a city her husband, President Donald Trump, has disparaged as “rat and rodent infested.” She traveled there to urge hundreds of middle and high school students to avoid misusing drugs,... More »

Book on Trump: We Logged 26 'Unwanted' Sexual Encounters

'All the President's Women' is out later this month, with new allegations

(Newser) - It's a big day for upcoming books with explosive sexual allegations. Esquire is out with an excerpt from All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator, a book by journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy that pulls from more than 100 interviews to chart... More »

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.... More »

Reopened Monument Has a Little Glitch

The elevator conked out, at least for a while

(Newser) - The newly upgraded elevator at the Washington Monument stopped working just days after reopening to the public following a three-year renovation project, the AP reports. The National Park Service says there was a "brief interruption in service" for about an hour Saturday. Spokesman Mike Litterst said Parks Service staffers... More »

White House Clarifies Trump's Remark on Melania and Kim

He claimed she had 'gotten to know' dictator

(Newser) - Melania Trump and Kim Jong Un have not secretly struck up a friendship, the White House clarified after a confusing remark from President Trump at the G7 conference Monday. The president, who brought up North Korea while answering a question on Iran, claimed that the first lady had gotten to... More »

Melania Trump Statue Raises Eyebrows in Slovenia

American who commissioned it calls the work 'absolutely beautiful'

(Newser) - A new chainsaw-carved statue of Melania Trump is drawing pretty mixed reviews back in Slovenia. "It doesn't look anything like Melania. It's a Smurfette," one resident tells ITV News of the nine-foot-tall work. "It's a disgrace." But the unusual carving, which stands by... More »

Here Are Some Images of Trump in London

He got a smile from the queen

(Newser) - Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud with London's anti-Trump mayor before his plane had touched down on English soil. Trump and his wife, Melania, flew by... More »

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... More »

Ex-First Lady Passes Torch to Another as 'Most Admired Woman'

Michelle Obama takes crown from Hillary Clinton, winner since 2002; Barack Obama is men's victor

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been named the most admired woman in Gallup's annual survey more than any other since Gallup started asking in 1946: 22 times, to be exact, including for each year since 2002. This year, however, another former first lady has finally knocked Clinton off the hill. Michelle... More »

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.... More »

White House Aide Gone After Clash With First Lady

Melania's office called for Mira Ricardel firing

(Newser) - Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel was removed from her post Wednesday—the day after Melania Trump's office released a highly unusual statement calling for her firing . "Mira Ricardel will continue to support the president as she departs the White House to transition to a new role within... More »

'Extraordinary': First Lady Publicly Calls for White House Aide to Be Fired

National Security Council official Mira Ricardel is indeed expected to be fired

(Newser) - In a move being called " extraordinary " and " stunning ," Melania Trump has publicly called for a top White House National Security Council official to be fired. The Wall Street Journal reported soon after that Mira Ricardel, national security adviser John Bolton's deputy, was in fact expected... More »

Smoke Fills Cabin, Forcing Down Melania's Plane

She was supposed to be visiting a Philadelphia hospital

(Newser) - First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base on Wednesday because of smoke in the cabin, the AP reports. Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said "everyone is fine and everyone is safe" after the plane returned to Joint Base Andrews. Trump had... More »

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... More »

Melania: Here's Who I Wore That Jacket For

She says 'I really don't care, do U?' was indeed a message

(Newser) - ABC News on Friday night aired what it says is Melania Trump's "first extensive sit-down interview since becoming first lady." It had already released excerpts where she discussed her husband's alleged infidelity , her distrust of some White House staffers , and her thoughts on the #MeToo... More »

Melania Shrugs Off Trump Affair Rumors

First lady tells ABC News reporter she has better things to think about these days

(Newser) - "No question is off limits" is how ABC's 20/20 is promoting its interview with Melania Trump, airing Friday night at 10pm EDT. That apparently included queries about her marriage from Tom Llamas, who chatted with the first lady during her recent trip to Africa , ABC News reports. "... More »

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.... More »

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,"... More »

Melania: Of Course I Tell Him to Put Down the Phone

First lady also wishes people would 'focus on what I do, not what I wear'

(Newser) - Under the gaze of Egypt's Great Sphynx of Giza, Melania Trump marked the end of her four-nation solo visit to Africa by taking questions ranging from the serious to the silly. With regard to the latter, when asked about her husband's prolific tweeting, she says, per the New ... More »

Images of First Lady's Trip to Africa

Melania Trump is on her first major solo international trip

(Newser) - Melania Trump had a busy day in Kenya on Friday during her first extended solo international trip as US first lady and her first visit to Africa. She started the day by feeding baby elephants at Nairobi National Park, the AP reports, where she learned about steps the east African... More »

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