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Melania Trump's Parents Are Now US Citizens

Viktor and Amalija Knavs take the oath in New York City

(Newser) - The US gained two new citizens of note on Thursday: Viktor and Amalija Knavs, parents of first lady Melania Trump. The couple are natives of Slovenia, where they raised Melania, but have been in the US for more than a decade, says their immigration lawyer, per CNBC . Their path to... More »

After Husband's Tweet, Melania Has Kind Words for LeBron

The first lady extends an olive branch to LeBron James

(Newser) - Melania Trump issued a statement in support of LeBron James just hours after her husband attacked the basketball phenom in a scathing tweet Saturday, CNN reports. "It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has,... More »

Rep: First Lady Watches 'Any Channel She Wants'

Stephanie Grisham calls 'New York Times' report 'silly'

(Newser) - Melania Trump's spokeswoman says the first lady will watch whatever she wants on TV, the AP reports. Stephanie Grisham responded Wednesday to a New York Times report that President Donald Trump was unhappy that his wife's television aboard Air Force One was tuned to CNN—and not Fox... More »

First Lady Earned 6 Figures From Photos in News Outlets

Unusual deal with Getty Images results in royalties to Trump family for photos

(Newser) - NBC News spotted an oddity in the latest financial disclosure report from President Trump: It shows that first lady Melania Trump earned at least $100,000 in 2017 from certain photos used in mainstream news outlets. The story breaks it down: Melania Trump has posed for nearly 200 photos... More »

First Lady Plans Another Border Trip

Melania Trump was 'moved by what she saw in Texas'

(Newser) - Melania Trump is planning another visit to immigration centers housing migrants who have been apprehended at the US-Mexico border, the AP reports. The first lady's spokeswoman wouldn't say where she plans to go, but did tell CNN the trip would happen this week. "The first lady is... More »

2 Schools of Thought Emerge Over First Lady's Jacket

Either she's calculating or she's 'clueless'

(Newser) - The first lady made headlines by visiting immigrant facilities at the border, then much bigger headlines by wearing a jacket with the message "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" scrawled on the back. Her own rep said there was "no hidden message," but then her husband... More »

Trump Says First Lady's Jacket Was Message for the Media

But rep had said there was 'no hidden message'

(Newser) - First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight Thursday to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents, the AP reports. The green, hooded military jacket from Zara had the words written graffiti-style on the... More »

Melania Trump Visits Border Facilities in Surprise Trip

'I'm looking forward to seeing the children,' says first lady

(Newser) - Melania Trump made a surprise visit to border facilities on Thursday to see things first-hand. "I'm looking forward to seeing the children," the first lady said upon arrival at a Customs processing center in McAllen, Texas, reports USA Today . The unannounced trip comes a day after her... More »

Melania Trump Speaks Out Against Child Separations

Laura Bush likens policy to WWII internments

(Newser) - The outcry over children being separated from their parents at the Mexican border may have caused a rift in another family: the Trumps. Melania Trump "hates to see children separated from their families," the first lady's office said Sunday in what the Guardian describes as "a... More »

Trump Calls Melania's Surgery a 'Big Operation'

Explains she's not traveling internationally on doctor's orders

(Newser) - The White House has been largely tight-lipped on the surgery that Melania Trump had on May 14 beyond saying the first lady "underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition." On Friday President Trump elaborated via a handful of sentences. As he departed for the G7... More »

First Lady's Office Fires Back After Giuliani Speaks Out

Spokeswoman says she hasn't discussed Stormy Daniels or anything else with Giuliani

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani spoke out on Stormy Daniels Wednesday—causing the office of Melania Trump to speak out on Rudy Giuliani. The first lady has never publicly discussed President Trump's alleged affair with the adult film star, and a spokeswoman made it clear Thursday that Giuliani wasn't speaking on... More »

Trump Tweets About 'Vicious' Facelift Rumor, Mika Notices

President takes to Twitter to slam media's coverage of Melania

(Newser) - Melania Trump stepped back into the public eye Monday after a more than three-week absence, and President Trump took to Twitter two days later to address the at-times fervent coverage surrounding the "missing" Melania. He first tweeted that "the Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious,... More »

Melania Makes First Public Appearance in Weeks

She attended White House event for military families

(Newser) - Finally, Melania Trump has reappeared. After more than three weeks out of the public eye, the first lady strolled into a White House event Monday for military families and swept away the wild speculation that she was incapacitated or had otherwise vanished. The White House did not allow journalists to... More »

Melania Won't Join President at G7, Singapore Summit

But she's about to make her first appearance in 25 days

(Newser) - After kidney surgery and a weekslong absence from the public eye, Melania Trump is set to resurface—but she won't be joining her husband on his upcoming overseas trips. Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham tells CNN that the first lady, in her first official appearance in 25 days, will attend an... More »

Melania: I'm 'Feeling Great,' Stop Speculating

'Rest assured, I’m here at the @WhiteHouse w my family'

(Newser) - Melania watchers can relax. After endless speculation and wacky rumors about the first lady's whereabouts, she addressed the situation herself, posting to Twitter, "I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing. Rest assured, I'm here at the @WhiteHouse w... More »

20-Day Absence Sparks Melania Conspiracy Theories

Rumors are 'silly nonsense,' spokeswoman says

(Newser) - Melania Trump hasn't been seen in public since May 10, when she joined her husband to welcome back detainees from North Korea —and while the first lady's office says she's recovering from kidney surgery , conspiracy theorists have wilder ideas. Some have suggested that she's divorcing... More »

Trump Tweets Sometimes Have Deliberate Grammar Errors

'Boston Globe' reports that staffers submit them, mimicking the boss' style

(Newser) - This might help explain how President Trump misspelled the first lady's name in a welcome-home tweet after her hospital stay. The Boston Globe reports that White House staffers routinely write Trump's tweets for him, mimicking his style as best they can. That the president doesn't write all... More »

Melania Trump Is Back Home

First lady returned to White House on Saturday after kidney procedure

(Newser) - White House watchers have one less thing to speculate about after first lady Melania Trump returned home Saturday from a five-day stay at Walter Reed Medical Center. The first lady is "resting comfortably and remains in high spirits," a rep said in a statement, per the New York ... More »

Speculation Ramps Up on Melania Trump's Health Status

All went well in Melania Trump's procedure, but WH is staying mum on how and where she is

(Newser) - The president has said she's doing well, and the first lady herself tweeted on Wednesday she was "feeling great," but other than that, Melania Trump's health status after her kidney surgery on Monday has been kept "under wraps," per the New York Times . Specifically,... More »

Melania Trump Speaks Out After Surgery

First lady says she feels 'great'

(Newser) - Melania Trump says she feels "great" after a kidney procedure and expects to return to the White House before long. Her husband is visiting her in the hospital for the third straight day. The first lady's comments on Twitter on Wednesday were her first since she was hospitalized... More »

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