Stand up, Melania! First Lady Melania Trump is always poised and stunningly dressed, an immigrant who grew up in Slovenia, a former Yugoslav Republic of two million, where her childhood friends Jel lives. She was very positive. She liked reading books. She also likes designing. She would make new clothes out of old ones. That love of clothes led to her first job as a model which eventually brought her to the United States. She's the first immigrant to be First Lady since Louisa, who was the wife of John Quincy Adams in the 19th century. Melania and Donald, 24 years a senior, met at a party and married in 2005. Barron Trump was born the next year, now the youngest presidential son in the White House since John Kennedy junior in 1963. She is an incredible mother. She loves our son Barron so much. He's enjoying the school and his sport is a great actually, and I just want to have him out of sports for now. Melania herself shies away from the public eye, except for occasional appearances on behalf of her causes. Her "Be Best" campaign promotes child welfare. In July, she distributed lunches and shelter for single mothers.
"Be Best" also discourages bullying on social media. Today's technology provides people with the digital shields to hide behind. She has not wording publicly on her husband's Tweets, which often savage opponents. When he marked teenage climate activist, Greta Thunbege, her office issued a statement saying, it is no secret that the President and First Lady often communicate differently as most married couples do. At times she herself has been a target. When President Trump won the election, the Slovenians built a statue in her honor dressed in her inauguration suit, but on July 4th this year, Independence Day in America, vandals set it on fire and it was removed. It is a daunting task. It's easier for First Ladies of States who have played a similar role in a state, but for someone who has never even been in government before, this is a tough job. Let us pray. Melania Trump is a Catholic, the first Catholic First Lady since Jacqueline Kennedy. She is America's only First Lady to speak five languages. This is my honor and great pleasure to stand here before you as the First Lady of the United States.
Carolyn Pursuity VOA news Washington