On Thursday, First Lady Melania Trump made a public appearance at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling today where she helped sort toys at a Toys for Tots event with military families.
Just before the event began, Melania walked up to the podium and what she did next had the entire room in TEARS.
She opened up her heart and told a few personal stories about her first year in the White House.
“On a personal note, as my first year as first lady comes to an end, I have had the privilege to witness the spirit and resilience of so many people in our country. After this year’s devastating hurricane season, I hope everyone watching at home will consider giving back through programs like Toys for Tots…I’ve seen people from all over our great nation pitch in to help those who lost everything, and I want to challenge people to continue with that giving spirit over Christmas and in the new year.”
At this point, the entire crowd sat in silence as the First Lady continued with her heartwarming Christmas message to the American people.
“It is my hope that during this holiday season, people will remember it is not about gifts — it is about family, service and gratitude. We must continue to look out for, and help each other.”
Melania has absolutely made our country a better place for everyone. Throughout her first year as First Lady, she has worked hard to help those in need – especially America’s youth. Her kindness and compassion are unwavering.
After she finishes speaking, the audience of children all raise their hands – enthusiastically signaling that they would like to help Melania sort toys.
Watch Melania’s emotionally powerful speech below:
Melania Trump: First Lady says she would like to spend Christmas on a deserted island
Melania Trump has said she would like to spend Christmas on a deserted island – as she gears up for her first festive holiday with her husband Donald at the helm of the White House.
The First Lady revealed that the remote location in the tropics would be her ideal place to be this Yuletide when asked where she would wish to spend the time if she had a choice.
But she will spend it as usual with her family, and their tradition was to go to church on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – as well as open presents and have dinner together.
The Trumps will pass the holiday amid growing headaches for the US president, who has been fighting off claims over links between his election campaign and Russia.
Ms Trump spoke to an audience of youngsters in a visit to the Children’s National hospital in Washington DC.
Andy, 10, drew laughter when she asked the First Lady where she would pass the festive season if she had a choice of going anywhere in the world.
“I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, tropical island with my family,” said Ms Trump, USA Today reported.
She went on to detail how the First Family will be spending Christmas.
They have dinner together on Christmas Eve before going to a midnight Mass or a service on Christmas Day, followed by another family meal.
Ms Trump insisted only “healthy food” was on her menu, saying: “You feel very good after. Not too much eating.”
She added: “On the 25th, Santa comes. We open the presents and spend time together.”
She was clear what her ideal present would be — and it wasn’t the kind to come wrapped up in a box. “I asked Santa for Christmas, uh, peace on the world, health, love and kindness.”
Ms Trump later tweeted that she had fielded “fun questions” from the youngsters.
It came as a Slovenian magazine apologised to Ms Trump for suggesting she had worked as a high-class escort while pursuing her international modelling career, and said it is paying her compensation.
The Suzy women’s magazine said that it published an article in August 2016 in which it said Ms Trump in the past worked for a fashion agency that also offers an “elite escort” service.
t said the article “was understood as if Melania Trump conducted the escort job. We have no proof for that. So we apologize. We had no intention to hurt and offend Mrs. Trump”.
Ms Trump had filed a libel lawsuit against the magazine through her Slovenian lawyer.
God bless Melania for looking after those in need! Share this if she is in your prayers!