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First Lady Plans Campaign Trip to Pennsylvania

Melania Trump will be making her first speech on the road since 2019

(Newser) - Melania Trump has scheduled her first campaign trip in more than a year for Tuesday—an appearance in Pennsylvania, where polls show her husband trailing Democrat Joe Biden. She'll attend an event in Atglen with former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Fox News reports. The first lady delivered a...

Melania Trump Calls Off First Campaign Trip Since 2019

Spokeswoman says she has a 'lingering cough'

(Newser) - Melania Trump has called off her first appearance on the campaign trail in more than a year. Stephanie Grisham, her chief of staff, said Tuesday that the first lady "continues to feel better every day following her recovery from COVID-19," but "with a lingering cough and out...

Melania Finally Responds to Ex-Friend's Tell-All

The First Lady blogs about Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's bestseller

(Newser) - Melania Trump is finally responding to a former friend whose allegations have rippled through the media for months, NBC News reports. Trump doesn't mention Stephanie Winston Wolkoff by name, but is clearly targeting her—and her best-selling book, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with ...

First Lady: Barron Trump Tested Positive for Virus

She says he didn't show any symptoms

(Newser) - Melania Trump says her 14-year-old son, Barron, tested positive for the coronavirus but did not show any symptoms. The White House initially said he had tested negative, after both of his parents tested positive earlier this month, the AP reports. The first lady said Wednesday that subsequent testing showed Barron...

DOJ Sues Melania's Ex-Confidant Over Tell-All

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff breached contract, Justice Dept. claims

(Newser) - The author of a Melania Trump tell-all is officially being sued by the Trump administration. The Department of Justice has filed a suit against Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the former adviser and confidant of the first lady whose falling-out with Melania Trump after 15 years of friendship led to the book...

DC Health Official Makes a Plea Over Rose Garden Event

Everyone who attended is urged to get tested

(Newser) - With more than a dozen confirmed coronavirus cases among people who attended a White House event last month, DC health officials have issued a plea. In an open letter Thursday, the district's health director asked that anyone who's worked at the White House in the past two weeks...

Trump Taken to Walter Reed. Biden Has Tested Negative

White House says president retains power and will work from hospital

(Newser) - President Trump was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center outside Washington on Friday evening to be treated for COVID-19—a stay that aides said they expect to last a few days. Administration officials said that the president was in good spirits, the Washington Post reports, but that his symptoms had...

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What the Virus's Timeline Could Mean for Trump

Complications generally don't set in for many days

(Newser) - President Trump and Melania Trump's positive coronavirus tests have kicked off a flurry of testing among the political elite—followed by a midday sigh of relief from Democrats following news that Joe Biden tested negative. The New York Times has confirmation by way of his campaign. Meanwhile, one other...

World Reacts to Trump Diagnosis
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World Reacts to Trump Diagnosis

Well wishes, dark jokes, concern expressed after president, first lady announce they have the virus

(Newser) - "[The] president of the United States has tested positive for COVID-19," was Brian Williams' somber announcement at around 1am Friday on MSNBC. "This puts us in all new territory." And with that new territory, per the Washington Post , well wishes from around the world began pouring...

Ex-Aide Secretly Taped Melania, Now Releases It

First lady drops f-bomb while discussing Christmas decorations

(Newser) - Just hours before the world learned Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus , former friend and adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff was on CNN making Melania-related headlines of a different kind. Wolkoff, who recently released the book Melania and Me , played secretly taped conversations she had with the first lady...

Say Hello to Slovenia's New Tribute to Melania

Torched wooden statue of first lady replaced with bronze near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia

(Newser) - Same stump, slightly different first lady. After an arson attack "conceptualized as criticism" of President Trump, a wooden statue of Melania Trump burned down near her hometown in Slovenia on the Fourth of July has been replaced with a sturdier bronze version, according to one of the artists who...

Melania Trump Used Private Emails at the White House: Report

Former friend and colleague Stephanie Winston Wolkoff talks about their email use

(Newser) - Want to reach Melania Trump at the White House? You might try one of her private email accounts. Or iMessage. Or Signal. That's according to former advisor and friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who wrote the tell-all memoir Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the ...

Tell-All Reveals First Lady's 'Operation Block Ivanka'

Book says first lady tried to keep first daughter out of swearing-in photos

(Newser) - Another White House tell-all is out, but this time first lady Melania Trump is the subject. The book is by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former associate of Melania's until a falling out two years ago. Wolkoff, who says the two were friends for 15 years, helped coordinate President Trump'...

Bette Midler Under Fire for Mocking Melania's Accent

Star criticized after RNC tweets

(Newser) - Bette Midler is backtracking after mocking the first lady's accent during Melania Trump's speech Tuesday at the Republican National Convention. "Oh, God. She still can’t speak English," Midler tweeted , one in a long series of Melania slams that also included , "#beBest is back! A...

RNC Night 2: Speaker Yanked, Pompeo, Melania's Compassion

Eric and Tiffany Trump also spoke

(Newser) - Before night two of the Republican National Convention had even begun, there was controversy: Mary Ann Mendoza, who had been scheduled to speak on President Trump's efforts to stop illegal immigration, was pulled from the schedule after retweeting a Twitter thread that included anti-Semitic and conspiratorial messages. As the...

Melania Trump Gets Chance to 'Rebrand' at Tonight's RNC

First lady has opportunity to offer a 'warmer' picture of president

(Newser) - Melania Trump is set to take the virtual stage Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, and a White House aide tells the Washington Post she's been working on her speech for days, with help from former press secretary Stephanie Grisham and Kellyanne Conway, who recently announced she's...

Melania's Rose Garden Redo Is Turning Heads

Rich colors are gone, but the design is media-friendly

(Newser) - Melania Trump's redesign of the White House Rose Garden is making headlines—and not all for the better, Vox reports. The First Lady has torn out crabapple trees and vibrant tulips dating back to the Kennedy era for a more sedate color palette of white and pastel roses. She...

Melania Trump Has Big Plans for the Rose Garden

First lady set to announce a major renovation as an 'act of expressing hope and optimism for the future'

(Newser) - The Rose Garden is getting a redesign, and Melania Trump will be leading the efforts. The first lady will formally announce the revamp Monday, which in her words is meant to be an "act of expressing hope and optimism for the future," per prepared remarks seen by the...

Melania Trump: 'Please Remember' to Wear Masks

She tweets photo of herself in face mask

(Newser) - Melania Trump has once again urged Americans to wear masks and respect social distancing guidelines. The first lady tweeted a photo of herself in a mask Tuesday, saying, "Even in the summer months, please remember to wear face coverings & practice social distancing. The more precaution we take now...

Trump Stays in Zoolander, Says Ben Stiller

Cameo was one of many, possibly because they were part of the deal

(Newser) - Donald Trump didn't get the reaction 20 years ago when he stepped before a camera that he gets now. When Ben Stiller was making Zoolander, he was filming at the VH1 Fashion Awards when Trump and his wife, Melania, arrived for the show, the New York Post reports. "...

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