First Lady Melania Trump visited New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Thursday to read to sick children.
“I came to encourage you to read,” Melania told the children. The first lady brought a large white basket filled with Dr. Seuss books and read, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
She later told the children to think of “what you want to achieve in life.”
When Mrs. Trump left the hospital, she released the following statement:
“I am a passionate believer in integrating and interpreting nature’s elements into our daily lives to create a warm, nurturing, and positive environment. I believe that these same natural benefits can be instrumental to enhancing the health and well-being of all children. It is important to me that children can recognize, identify, and express their feelings in order to promote their mental wellness and healing process.”
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) March 2, 2017
Melania had a busy week supporting President Trump in his address to Congress, as well as hosting a Governor’s Ball last Sunday. She also found time to visit a children’s hospital in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, the same day she announced that she would be keeping the garden Michelle Obama had planted in 2009 on the South Lawn of the White House.
“As a mother and as the first lady of this country, Mrs. Trump is committed to the preservation and continuation of the White House gardens, specifically First Lady’s Kitchen Garden and the Rose Garden,” Melania’s senior adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff said in a statement.
Melania will remain in New York until Barron Trump has finished school. She has said in the past that she did not want to remove him from his classes in the middle of the school year.
The press is anxiously waiting to hear what her initiatives will be as first lady, which she has yet to decide. However, she has brought up bullying as a possible focal point.
H/T: Daily Mail
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