Published On: Tue, Mar 24th, 2020

Melania Trump news: Donald Trump’s wife skipped First Lady traditions in White House

Melania Trump became the US First Lady when Donald Trump was inaugurated in 2017. Since then she has supported the President while working on campaigns of her own. How has she made the role of First Lady her own?

What traditions has she skipped?

Hosting state dinners

As the host of the White House, a First Lady will often plan and hold state dinners at the residence.

This is a job Melania seems to have skipped while being the First Lady.

The White House will often hold a state dinner at the end of the year but this is not something that has been done by Donald.

As arranging these is often the job of the First Lady, it could have been Melania’s decision to skip these.


Moving into the White House

When the President is inaugurated, they will usually move into the White House with their family.

Donald Trump made the move to Washington when he became the President.

Melania, on the other hand, broke tradition and did not move straight away.

The former model decided to stay in her New York home for five months before moving to Washington.

Melania could have delayed the move so the couple’s son Barron Trump could finish his year at school.

White House Christmas tree

Christmas decorations are a big deal in the White House for most of the past residents.

Traditionally, the Christmas tree is taken into the home on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

However, Melania did things differently during her first Christmas there and took the tree in the week before.

While there are many things Melania has decided to do differently, she has picked up some tips from First Ladies before her.

In line with their hosting duties, she continued the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.

Last year, Melania held the 141th roll to take place at the President’s home.

She has also set up a campaign called Be Best and will often speak on the campaign.

It aims to fight cyber bullying and improve the wellbeing of young people.

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