First lady opens student art exhibit on women's suffrage

Mrs. Trump announced the art project in June with a call for entries from students around the country. More than 450 submissions flooded in. The first lady, the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission and the White House curator's office chose the winners.

Melania Trump to address RNC from Rose Garden

Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham says Melania Trump will speak live Tuesday night from the Rose Garden, which has been undergoing a weeks-long renovation at the first lady’s direction.

First lady Melania Trump announces plan to revamp White House Rose Garden with 'renewal' project

WASHINGTON -- Melania Trump has announced plans to redo the White House Rose Garden to make it more in line with the original design implemented during the 1960s Kennedy administration.The first lady says Monday in a statement that decades of use and changes made to support a modern presidency have taken a toll on the outdoor space just off the Oval Office.President Donald Trump has been using the Rose Garden a lot more lately to make statements and hold news conferences in the age of the coronavirus.

Annual White House Easter Egg Roll scheduled for April 13

WASHINGTON — The annual White House Easter Egg Roll is set for April 13.First lady Melania Trump announced the date for the time-honored tradition on Monday.Tickets are free and are available through an online lottery scheduled to open Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. CST and close Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. CST.

President Trump, First Lady wish Americans 'Merry Christmas' as they mark holiday

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are wishing Americans a Merry Christmas as they celebrate the holiday with their family in Florida.“The president and I want to wish each and every American a very merry Christmas," the first lady said in a video message recorded at the White House and released Wednesday. “We say a special prayer for those military service members stationed far from home and we renew our hope for peace among nations and joy to the world," President Trump said in the message.The first family is spending the holiday at the president's private club in Palm Beach, attending a music-filled Christmas Eve service at a Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated church before celebrating with dinner in the ballroom of his private club.

Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

WASHINGTON — Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House this year.Melania Trump announced “The Spirit of America” as the theme in a late Sunday tweet that included a minute-long video of the Christmas decorations being unveiled Monday.

First Lady meets with Congress members on drug policy

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – First Lady Melania Trump made a solo visit to Capitol Hill Wednesday for a round table with lawmakers and administration officials on the opioid epidemic.It’s been one year since Congress passed and the President signed into law the Support Act.That is the administration’s signature drug prevention and treatment law.One of Mrs.

Frustrated former teen vapers rally, meet first lady

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Teens across the country are saying enough is enough and want the government to put an end to the teen vaping epidemic.Dozens of teens rallied outside of Juul’s D.C. headquarters Wednesday, blaming the company for a surge in teen addicts.

First Lady Melania Trump cuts ribbon on reopened Washington Monument

WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump cut the ribbon Thursday as the Washington Monument reopened to the public for the first time in three years.The 555-foot stone obelisk closed in September 2016 to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems.Accompanied by a group of local fourth-graders, the first lady took the new high-speed elevator to the observation floor near the top, which offers a commanding 360-degree view of the entire District of Columbia.The monument has been closed off and on for most of the past eight years.

Melania Trump opens 3-state tour to promote 'Be Best'

TULSA, Okla. — Melania Trump is in Oklahoma to open a three-state tour to highlight all three components of her "Be Best" childhood initiative.The first lady on Monday is visiting the Dove School of Discovery, a Tulsa elementary school that the White House says incorporates character education in its curriculum.

Melania Trump's red topiary trees a hit at Christmas parties

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump's cranberry topiary trees may have left some of her critics seeing red, but they turned out to be a Christmas hit — one of several new ideas the Trumps introduced this holiday season.In a four-week stretch of 21 holiday parties, the president also did fewer official photo ops and largely froze out the media.

Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis

PHILADELPHIA — First lady Melania Trump toured a hospital's neonatal care unit Wednesday to learn about the treatment given to newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal, after she was initially delayed by mechanical issues on her plane.Her flight was forced to return to a Washington-area military base because of smoke in the cabin, and she took a different plane to make the trip to Philadelphia.Mrs.

Melania Trump: Women accusing men should 'show the evidence'

WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump says women who make accusations of sexual abuse "need to be heard" and supported, but so do men.She says when there are accusations there needs to be "really hard evidence" and accusers should "show the evidence."Mrs.

Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour

CAIRO — It took Melania Trump's first big solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself — a playful, less serious one.And while she generously dished out warm smiles and happy waves, the first lady also used her four-nation tour of Africa to draw some firmer boundaries between her own views and those of her husband the president."I don't always agree with what he says and I tell him that," the first lady told reporters Saturday against the backdrop of the Great Sphinx before she headed back to Washington. "But I have my own voice and my own opinions and it's very important for me that I express what I feel."The U.S. first lady hopscotched across Africa without President Donald Trump, commanding a spotlight that was hers alone.

Meet the newest US citizens: Melania Trump's parents

NEW YORK — First lady Melania Trump's parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens Thursday.Viktor and Amalija Knavs, both in their 70s, took the citizenship oath at a special, private ceremony in New York City.

Trumps, May, attend gala at UK's Blenheim Palace

LONDON -- President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, are on their way to a black-tie gala at Blenheim Palace near Oxford, England where they'll be joined by British Prime Minister Theresa May.The dinner is Trumps' official welcome to the U.K. during their first visit since Trump's election.