First lady Melania Trump makes first public appearance in weeks


"Mr. President, can you imagine anyone would be so cruel to do such a thing?"

Trump also disinvited the Warriors, who won last year's National Basketball Association championship, from the White House celebration in September when he saw star guard Stephen Curry say he would prefer not to attend.

Scarborough snarked. Because, of course, exactly one year ago this month Trump tweeted that Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski came to Mar-a-Lago around New Year's Eve, and "insisted on joining me". He also mocked netizens' speculations over the couple's divorce, asking rhetorically "Did she leave him?" before pointing at his wife, sitting in the front row. She held private meetings with her staff and worked on projects, though she skipped a few public events where her participation seemed likely, including a Medal of Honour presentation and a sports "field day" for professional athletes and kids on the South Lawn. Back in August, the First Lady's decision to leave the White House clad in her signature pointy-toe stilettos while boarding the plane to survey the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Harvey was seen by many as a tone-deaf-not to mention, impractical-outfit.

President Donald Trump and the first lady headed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington for a briefing to discuss preparedness ahead of the 2018 hurricane season, which officially began on June 1.

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"There is a level of patronizing. from this White House and from others. that somehow African Americans are ungrateful, that we somehow don't know what this country is about", he added later in the conversation with Cuomo.

At least two guests at the substitute event opted to take a knee as the "Star Spangled Banner" rang out across the South Lawn of the White House, Fox News reported.

Trump lambasted the media for entertaining the "fake news" rumors, and listed some of the theories that had been doing the Twitter rounds.

Donald Trump has developed an appetite for one of the unchecked powers of the USA presidency: the pardon. I mean, I don't speak for the commissioner.