Ashley Collman, provided by Published 9:51 am CST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Getty Michelle Obama sat down for a nearly hourlong conversation with ABC News' Robin Roberts that aired Sunday night on "20/20." Roberts pointed out that Obama, like her predecessor Laura Bush, offered to give first lady Melania Trump advice when she entered the White House. When asked whether Trump had ever called her up, Obama said, "No, no she hasn't." Michelle Obama put politics aside when Melania Trump succeeded her in the White House, offering to give her advice if she ever needed it. But Trump has never taken the former first lady up on that offer, Obama told ABC News' Robin Roberts in a nearly hourlong conversation that aired Sunday night on "20/20." "I know that Laura Bush reached out to you and said, 'If you need any help, I'm a phone call away,'" Roberts said. "Yep, yep," Obama responded. "You wrote about how and have talked about how you extended that same courtesy to Melania … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama says Melania Trump has never reached out to her for advice on being first lady
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BERWYN, United States: Melania Trump, the Slovenian-born former model who could become America’s first foreign-born first lady in two centuries, appealed to her husband’s soft side in the battleground state of Pennsylvania Thursday. It was the 46-year-old’s first solo campaign appearance. “He will make a fantastic president,” Melania told voters in Berwyn, an area outside Philadelphia where Trump dipped in the polls over vulgar remarks about groping women and after women accused him of sexual impropriety. Her husband, with whom she lives in opulence beyond most people’s wildest dreams, was running to improve the lives of suffering workers and struggling parents, she said. “Every time my husband learned of a factory closing in Ohio or North Carolina or here in Pennsylvania I saw him get very upset,” she said, reeling off three vital swing states in the November 8 ballot. “He certainly knows how to shake things up, doesn’t … [Read more...] about Melania Trump makes solo pitch for ‘fantastic’ husband
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 8, 2018 at 6:57 am | UPDATED: May 9, 2018 at 5:10 am Melania Trump looked so excited and proud when she stepped into the Rose Garden Monday to announce her long-awaited platform as first lady. With President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence looking on, the famously press-shy Mrs. Trump positively beamed at the podium as she unveiled “Be Best,” a multi-pronged initiative to promote the well-being of American children, with a focus on promoting children’s online safety. But within minutes of delivering one of her longest public speeches ever as first lady, the backlash came. The criticism initially had to do with the obvious irony of Melania Trump promoting kindness online while her husband is often described as one of the world’s biggest internet bullies. But more serious criticism came over the next few hours as people online noticed that a PDF released as part of … [Read more...] about Oops! Melania Trump did it again?
The White House has not said whether President Donald Trump will attend. Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton will join first lady Melania Trump in attending funeral services on Saturday for Barbara Bush, the matriarch of the Bush political family, but it remains unclear whether President Donald Trump will appear. Spokespeople for the Clintons and the first lady confirmed Wednesday they planned to be present during the private funeral services in Houston for Bush, who passed away Tuesday. Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will also be in attendance, according to news reports. Story Continued Below "Mrs. Trump intends to pay her respects to Barbara Bush and the entire family at the funeral on Saturday," Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for Melania Trump, said in an email. Barbara Bush, the mother of former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and wife to former President George H.W. Bush, was 92 and was reported … [Read more...] about Obamas, Clintons, Melania Trump to attend Barbara Bush funeral
caption President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump are greeted by President Barack Obama and his wife first lady Michelle Obama, upon arriving at the White House on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. source Getty Images/Mark Wilson The former first lady, Michelle Obama, used a parenting analogy to describe the differences between President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump. She likened Obama to the “good parent,” who encourages healthy behavior, and Trump as “the other parent,” who takes a lax approach to the things he’s in charge of. This is what happens “when we take things for granted,” she said. The former first lady, Michelle Obama, used a parenting analogy to describe the differences between President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump during a panel discussion at the annual Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston on Thursday, People … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama uses a good parent-bad parent metaphor to compare Barack Obama to Trump