First Lady Melania Trump Hosts White House “Womens Day” Luncheon…

First Lady Melania Trump hosted a luncheon today to celebrate international “women’s day”.  First daughter Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, GOP Sen. Susan Collins, second lady Karen Pence and her daughter, Charlotte Pence, fashion designer Rachel Roy, along with dozens of female ambassadors and dignitaries were also present for the luncheon in the White House.

The first lady was dressed in a black sleeveless Ralph Lauren dress as she spoke in the State Dining Room.  Mrs Trump focused her luncheon remarks on atrocities women are confronted with around the world, including human trafficking.  In addition Mrs. Trump cited education as a way to prevent gender inequality, and pledged her support to help bridge the divide for women.

“As an immigrant myself, having grown up in a communist society, I know all too well the value and importance of freedom and equal opportunity — ideals which this great nation was founded and has continued to strive towards throughout its history,” Trump said according to her prepared remarks obtained by CNN from Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, senior adviser and chief strategist to the first lady.

“There remains far more brutal and terrifying incarnations of actual gender persecution which we must face together, such as forced enslavement, sexual abuse and absolute repression of far too many women and girls around the globe. We must remember these women in our daily prayers and use our combined resources to help free them from such unthinkable and inhumane circumstances.”

“I continue to firmly believe that education is the most powerful way to promote and ensure women’s rights. Together we will do this not only by striving for gender parity at all levels of education, but also by showing all children, and especially boys, that it is through empathy, respect and kindness that we achieve our collective potential,” she said. “Together with UN Women for Peace Associates, we can educate and reinforce the importance of tolerance and a society filled with inclusivity regardless of race, gender or culture.”

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173 Responses to First Lady Melania Trump Hosts White House “Womens Day” Luncheon…

  1. adoubledot says:

    I know she’s the First Lady, and I’m happily married, but DAAYYAAAAAMM!!!

    Liked by 41 people

  2. sassymemphisbelle says:

    Mrs. Trump is a beautiful lady inside and out. Such a refreshing change, elegance, poise and confident, quiet strength.

    Liked by 57 people

    • Raven says:

      That first picture of her shows she is sweetness and light in a bitter and dark world. She is fabulous and I am thankful she is on our side!

      Liked by 27 people

    • Yeah, she’s a class act alright.
      Now, juxtapose THAT image with Ashley Judd screaming about how she’s a nasty woman!
      Thank the Lord that we have President and First Lady Trump.
      Maybe some of her class will rub off on these millennials.

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    • Kevin Sherlock says:

      Zachary Taylor first used the term “First Lady” to eulogize his shirt-tail relative Dolley Madison. Dolley died when Taylor was president, and he called her, in about this way, “for half a century the First Lady of the Nation and the Queen of our hearts.”

      People liked Taylor’s frontier gallantry, and decided to call his own wife and subsequent presidents’ wives “First Lady.”

      Taylor’s own wife Peggy gave up the throne of Society because she promised God to do so if only He would bring Old Zack home from the Mexican War safely. She kept her vow, and her daughter Betty stood in her stead as “Hostess of the White House.”

      Of course, the Dems lied about Peggy, saying she was out of the limelight because she was an illiterate hillbilly the family was ashamed of. Typical Dems. Peggy Taylor walked almost every day to an Episcopal church near the White House to pray for Old Zack and the nation. Since she had also taught Sunday School (implying she could read a Bible) and wrote letters home for illiterate soldiers in her husband’s outfits (implying she could write), this was a typical Democrat lie and slur.

      Taylor, like Trump, beat the Dems and his own party hierarchy to become president because the people trusted his courage and his judgment. Sadly, he died in office while working to end slavery peacefully (looking at using federal money to buy them free), even though he himself owned slaves. His followers Abe Lincoln, U.S. Grant, and William Sherman inherited his mission to hold the Union together …. even while his former son-in-law Jeff Davis was heading in the other direction.

      God’s blessings on Melania and Donald, and on their kin and loved ones.

      Thanks, Sundance and fellow Treepers, for you solidarity, zeal, and good humor.

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      • Raven says:

        “…the Queen of our hearts.”

        What a lovely description — First Lady Melania Trump, Queen of our Hearts.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Kevin Sherlock says:

        You’re right, Susiepuma.

        Old Zack’s death was a major calamity for the nation. That’s why he was exhumed — many (including most of his family) suspected he was poisoned. Why? Many in the Uniparty (Dems, Whig insiders, speculators) partied when Taylor died and danced on his grave when Muffin Fillmore allowed the Compromise of 1850, with its bailout of speculators and its cave-in on the Fugitive Slave Act became law. Taylor oppose these rotten measures.

        In the 1991 exhumation and inquest, Taylor was proven not to have died of arsenic poisoning. But they couldn’t rule out poison mushrooms being slipped into his food.

        The men of honor in the South — Lee, Jackson, the Johnstons, and many other of the generals who ran the toughest force to ever oppose the US Army in a war — all looked up to Taylor, and would have listened to him if he told them to stand down while calmer heads worked out the right way out of the slavery mess. Slave state men like Tom Benton and Sam Houston came over to Taylor’s side when they realized his path was the only path away from civil war. And even some of the North’s firebrands like Seward backed off their rhetoric when Taylor told them to do so. Maybe Zack coulda talked Jeff Davis off the ledge. He tried. And Zack and Peggy Taylor treated Varina Davis like their own daughter Sarah, who died of malaria months after marrying Davis. Varina was with Peggy and the Taylor girls tending to Zack when he died..

        What did refusal to deal with the problem cost America?

        More than 600K of our finest men dead, hundreds of thousands crippled for life, the gallant state of Virginia ruined for generations, the burned homes and starving women and children across the South, the fatherless homes across the North and South, the massacred free-soilers, the dispossessed across the South,

        Johnny Cash, whose people were Rebs, did a song called “The Big Battle” that put the war into terms for both sides that even people in our era could understand.

        BTW, the century or more of hatred toward blacks, and the horrible crime rate in their neighborhoods today as race hucksters use the memories of their enslaved and abused ancestors as a means of freeloading while whipping up hatred for those who mean them no harm.

        Meanwhile, Obama’s African ancestors were not slaves in America but Moslems who sold other blacks into Arab slavery — unless you believe Frank Marshall Davis, the pimp of Stanley Ann Dunham, was BO’s sperm donor.

        We hurt ourselves in the Civil War a lot worse than any group of foreign enemies could do to us.

        And thanks to the traitors and criminals in the Dems and among the Quisling class of the GOP, it continues. Trump and we his friends will have to enema them all with a fire hose until they choke on their excrement.

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    • Sara in NC says:

      I’ve been looking for a video of Melania giving her speech today. Does anyone have a link?
      The videos I’ve seen stop when she gets to the microphone. Thanks!

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    • Very true, but her speech writer should NOT have used the word “collective,” as in “our collective potential…” Here, “collective” is redundant.
      As an immigrant from a Communist country, I’m sure First Lady is well aware of the horrible outcomes of “collective” endeavors. The use of that word makes my stomach hurt.

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  3. Pam says:

    Now this is what women’s day should look like! Our FLOTUS believes in not just empty words but action. She truly believes in empowering women and not in empty hashtags like Michelle Obama. What a breath of fresh air Melania Trump is!

    Thanks for the lovely photos Sundance!

    Liked by 52 people

  4. TwoLaine says:

    I love how the boyz stop by to grace the women with their presence. 😉 🙂

    Liked by 34 people

  5. Rex Brocki says:

    For eight years I cringed whenever I heard the words “First Lady,”… NO MORE!!!

    Liked by 39 people

    • Strangely, but not so much, i cannot use FLOTUS for our sweet First Lady, becuz Moochelle is what flashes to mind after the past 8 arduous years.

      It may take more time to type but i personally can only refer to sweet and strong Melania, as First Lady Melania….it is just so much more melodic and so fitting in my mind😊

      Liked by 18 people

      • The Boss says:

        First Lady Melania….
        Yeah, you’re right DGG. It is nice.

        Liked by 6 people

      • USMCLt says:

        The term, FLOTUS, is a relatively new term which richly deserves to be swept into the dustbin of history. This odd term is an abbreviation, not only in letters but in status of the position. At the risk of sounding chauvinistic, I think the term actually diminishes the real power of the First Lady. Traditionally, the First Lady was the most intimate and influential confidante of the President. We don’t elect a First Lady, but we do elect her husband, presumably a man she has influenced greatly over many years. Consequently, I yearn for the day First Lady Melania takes up full time occupancy in the White House with her husband. Ivanka seems to be a nice young lady, but she is a wholly insubstantial substitute for Melania.

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        • Wonderful comment and history, thank you USMCLt , and not chauvenistic at all! I agree I too am anxious for First Lady Melania to be at the White House full time but I respect her and President Trump’s decision for family and Barron’s well being finishing out his school year.

          God bless you USMCLt and thank you for your service to our great country. No pedestal, true and heartfelt respect and admiration from a humbled and eternally grateful citizen

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      • rocketride says:

        Besides, it looks too much like ‘flatus’.

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  6. auscitizenmom says:

    This is wonderful. And, I am glad to see Melania and Ivanka there together. Focusing on the real problem for women around the world instead of the selfish, unreal problems of the marchers.

    Liked by 27 people

  7. Abster says:

    She’s beautiful and just such a natural. She was good to come to town. I wouldn’t want to darken the door of the WH given the circumstances.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. paper doll says:

    I love this ! Melania will condor D.C! I have been thinking for awhile if she did luncheons, people would flock and come even more under her spell. I ‘d love to see her invite the GOP congressmen wives in groups over several weeks…Go Melania!

    Liked by 15 people

  9. flova says:

    Such a genuinely stunning family, the Trumps. Their outward beauty comes from their genuineness. No leftist agendas, no RINO globalist agendas–just true Americans. God is good.

    Liked by 19 people

    • starfcker says:

      No leftist agendas? There’s one in there. Let’s hope it stays small. Glad to see Mrs. Trump killing things in DC. She is everything you could hope for in a first lady.

      Liked by 4 people

      • deanbrh says:

        starfcker, I haven’t seen any of the leftist agenda out of Ivanka. Where did you get your info on her?

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        • churchmouse says:

          She donated $1,000 to Hillary’s 2007 campaign:

          https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2663161/ivanka-trump-donald-government-nordstorm-criticism/

          ‘Ivanka said of her political views in July 2016: “Like many of my fellow millennials, I do not consider myself categorically Republican or Democrat.”

          ‘Before supporting her father’s bid to be president of the US Trump donated $1,000 to the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2007 – who then became her father’s opponent in the 2016 election.’

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          • deanbrh says:

            ” Trump donated to Hillary in the past because she was soliciting funds to help the children of Haiti. He had no idea she was lying and wouldn’t be helping them at all. Ivanka may have had the same notion….whatever was happening in 2007. I donated to Nehlen…..had nothing to do with Nehlen and everything to do with wanting Ryan out. Which is only to say, donations don’t necessarily prove anything about a person’s political persuasions. When Ivanka registers Democrat, time to worry about her. I personally love her involvement because her father deserves her close to him. His hostile surroundings 24/7 are so cruel.

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        • Msher says:

          Jared was a big time Dems and one of his batteries was Jamie’s aNorexic. You don’t get Gorelick unless you are big time and a very committed fellow traveler.

          Ivanka is close friends with Chelsea Clinton and one of the Bloomberg daughters. Yes, Ivanka gets around and is “friends” with everyone. But these seem like true and close friendships. The key isn’t that Ivanka is friends with them, but that they are willing to be friends with her. Today even among high status, high profile folks that want to network with everyone important, libs tend to shun anyone who is not a fellow traveler.

          Jared and Ivanka hosted a fund-raiser for lib. Dems. Cory Booker for his 201(?) Senate run.

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          • deanbrh says:

            I did not know ANY of that, but just the Booker thing would have turned me off, except he might have been a decent human long ago. I count him a huge liability to Trump now. Thanks for the info, Mshr.

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  10. Melania Trump is Making Womanhood Great Again.

    No trannies pretending to be female required, no odious black power exultation or hideous parades of mutants, just powerful lionesses.

    Which is why Trump smiles so much!

    Liked by 13 people

  11. BobW462 says:

    I guess Pelosi and Warren didn’t make the event, huh?

    Liked by 14 people

  12. WeThePeople2016 says:

    The little black dress; a fashion icon marketed by Coco Channel many years ago. Of course, she looks great in it. The POTUS looks like he is shrinking every time I see him; it must be that he is not getting as much fast food or something. He is really slimming down – he looks good.

    Liked by 12 people

  13. Pam says:

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    • john70 says:

      Sorry, but International Women’s Day is a communist celebration. I grew up in a country where the Red Army imposed communism after Germany and its allies lost the War. Before that there was no Women’s day, it was imposed by commies. I understand the politics of it, but right-wingers should not celebrate this in any way.

      Liked by 7 people

      • WSB says:

        The left wingers skipping work or school, protesting on the street, are your commies.

        First Lady Melania Trump turning this day into a networking celebration of women who have great ideas…something else.

        Liked by 7 people

      • lfhbrave says:

        Looks like we will soon have International Children’s Day (June 1), International Labors’ Day (May 1), just like many socialist European countries, Russia, China, N. Korea … Sad!

        Liked by 1 person

      • MaineCoon says:

        That memory is not a good one for you and life under communism must have been very difficult life. First Lady Melania also grew up under communistic rule. She treasures being a US citizen as you must also and a letting go of things under a communistic rule.

        First Lady Melania’s International Women’s Day event isn’t celebrating a communism. Try to see the good as it celebrates women and First Lady Melania is focusing on women issues, such as sex trafficking and sexual abuse. This is a major problem internationally and within the USA. It’s time to focus on it and deal with it. This is an International Women’s Day and such a focus will have results as President Trump has also focused on this issued.

        Liked by 7 people

        • rocketride says:

          As the saying goes, “The street finds its own uses for technologies.” In this case, the process could pass for ‘cultural appropriation’.

          Liked by 1 person

      • steph_gray says:

        I wonder whether our lovely First Lady’s co-opting the day out from under the leftists and using it to talk about _actually_ oppressed woman is part of what Sundance calls “owning the downside”?

        Liked by 4 people

      • marcyo13 says:

        You’re absolutely right, had a friend who grew up in Bulgaria tell me all about it. But, compared to Sharia views on women, communists’ Women’s Day seems almost admirable.

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    • WSB says:

      Susan Collins in that upper photo?

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  14. Landslide says:

    Wonder if Ralph Lauren’s stock is up?!? I’ve always loved his clothes and everything he designs for Melania is just so very classy!!! Simple elegance.

    Liked by 21 people

  15. CharterOakie says:

    She is the most stunningly beautiful First Lady in our history.

    Liked by 35 people

  16. Fe says:

    Our First Lady makes me so proud, and I am so proud of her. What a beautiful person she is inside and out.

    Liked by 24 people

  17. Minnie says:

    Elegance, grace and class, the true definition of “lady”, Melania and Ivanka exude those qualities. So smitten with our beautiful First Lady, and so grateful class has returned to OUR White House.

    Liked by 20 people

    • Minnie says:

      Fools taking to the streets today to march once again against Mr. Trump’s rightful win of the Presidency under the guise of “woman’s day”. I’ve got your woman’s day right here – I proudly showed up at the office today because I take pride in my work. Where are these losers to protest genital mutilation and sharia law? Seriously?!?

      Liked by 20 people

      • NewNonnaToBe says:

        EXCELLENT point, Minnie! You eloquently said what some of us didnt even think! EXCELLENT point!

        Thank you too, Sundance, for sharing such beauty, elegance and class with us Treepers.

        Liked by 5 people

      • nonniemae says:

        Every time the Gold Star family that spoke at the dem convention is mentioned I think about the mother standing there never saying a word and I wonder if she is an intact woman. FGM is an atrocity. Every one, especially women, should educate themselves on exactly what this barbaric practice entails.

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  18. LANE says:

    Thank you Melanie for recognizing womens day :-))) You and your husband are beauttful people inside and out. We patriots thank you for being pro AMERICAN and loving this country. And making sacrafices to support us and made America great again. Your doing a great job !!! MAGA

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  19. thesavvyinvester says:

    May the 1st Lady and Ivanka fill the sails of the Millennial young women with their grace, style, poise and so many other qualities that harken back to our halcyon days of which I believe we are returning too. May they desire to emulate them as I am tired of rings and gauges, body art, and yoga pants. May they strive for excellence, and not emulate the two main speakers who I will not name in DC on the 21st who’s words were just too undignified for this thread. I long for a return to this…https://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSsiS-v6_6MY

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  20. Pepperjelly says:

    The Former First Lady lives a couple blocks away so surely she attended right? For the sake of America and women worldwide? Hello? Bueller?

    Liked by 11 people

  21. Pam says:

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  22. Daily Mail has the best photographer. Melania is a very pretty lady. Nice to see her.

    Liked by 7 people

  23. Interesting that they sat Susan Collins next to Betsy DeVos. She voted against her. hahaha…great goof on Collins.

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  24. NvMtnOldman says:

    Great!!!! Now I ask -is there a MEN”S day. Or do we not count????

    Liked by 5 people

  25. Suite D says:

    Love Melania! Slovenia has always been on the front line of defense against Islam and communism. Do you suppose any of her ancestors fought and died to protect their families and their country from the forces of evil? I’m guessing yes. She’s not just lovely. She is a fighter who knows what the fight is. MAGA

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  26. trumpinalongwiththedeplorables says:

    If we want to help women…….outlaw islam.

    Liked by 9 people

  27. MfM says:

    Only a very few in red, I didn’t know it was a symbol of resistance today, until half way through the day. I could easily have been wearing it without knowing.

    Once again Melania is in DC in the middle of the week, taking center stage in her role. She looks more comfortable and relaxed each time she does more official duties.

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  28. justfactsplz says:

    My First Lady is so elegant, beautiful, and full of grace. She gave a very lovely luncheon and speech. The decorations were tastefully done, not overdone. The flower arrangements on the tables and in the wall urns were very rich looking in their blue and purple hues, a fresh breath of impending spring. Class has returned to the Peoples House. Just look at that million dollar smile. She is so genuine, just like My President.

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  29. MissV says:

    Thank you Melania and Ivanka, for observing the plight, and contributions, of women.

    Quite frankly, I’m pretty put off by the idea of International Women’s Day. I mean, what’s the big deal? Half of us belong to the group. Me? I did what I do every day. Work, shop, cook, clean, enjoyed my life with my awesome husband, my sons, and grand-kids. As if there’s something wrong with that? That’s all I need to do to impact my world, or whatever I’m supposed to prove.

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  30. woohoowee says:

    Such a charming hostess, our new First Lady Melania 🙂

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  31. Sam says:

    I do believe that Melania is the most beautiful woman ever to be First Lady. Jackie was lovely and classy too, but I think Melania outshines Jackie. What a refreshing change from the last one.

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  32. NJF says:

    Lovely, I’m happy for her, oh and Ivanka too!

    In that made in America vid, Lara made an appearance as well.

    ❤️❤️

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  33. nwtex says:

    Shame on anyone who would even raise an eyebrow at this lady. imo they must feel quite uncomfortable in their own skin. Oftentimes when putting someone down it makes a small, envious, person feel better about themselves.
    Kinda sad.

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  34. Pam says:

    I have a bone to pick with my local NBC affiliate. With today’s women’s day theme, for the first ten minutes tonight, all they have talked about was that stupid protest and then this woman upset she may lose Obamacare because she suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. Because the MSM lies so much, I questioned if the story is really legitimate and if this woman could have been paid off by the Clinton/Soros crime syndicate to make gullible people think that there is more support out there for Obamacare when we all know the truth.

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  35. wodiej says:

    A First Lady and First Daughter who are both lovely and intelligent.

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  36. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    After generations of trying to be afforded equal work and educational opportunities–which they finally got–now women want some special status. Why do we need more female STEM graduates (the ones we have now can’t get jobs, thanks to H1B visas)? No one is keeping women out of these programs–just ask all the women in Medical School. For Pete’s sake, can’t we finally just be treated like people doing what they do rather than precious groups? Women are the majority in the U.S.; nature, when not interfered with, does it that way. So just pull up your socks, ladies, and get on with life. We might all be happier. Sorry for the rant, but I find things like a National or International Women’s Day insufferably condescending.

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    • NCPatrick says:

      Yes, JoAnn L .. I said virtually the same thing last night when viewing images of yesterday’s women’s day demonstrations. |Women today have unlimited opportunities and the entire meme of nasty woman, etc is absurd. Women already have plenty of power and always have.

      The bottom line for all these public displays is abortion .. period. It’s always about abortion and has been as long as I can remember. The good news to me is that the disgruntled hags who first began popularizing abortion (my body, my decision) are dying off and the younger set of women coming up recognize that killing a helpless innocent is not cool, it is selfish cruelty.

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  37. Theresa Anne says:

    Melania is beautiful and I love seeing these pictures of her and reading the script of her speech, but my favorite memory of her is when she led everyone in the Lord’s Prayer at the rally in Melbourne, FL. That was a sublime moment.

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  38. Bob Thoms says:

    Trivial, but the double cheek kissing bugs me; it’s too “European” for my liking. Otherwise, we have got one of the best First Families in my lifetime.

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  39. EveryDayWoman says:

    Straight female here. FLOTUS Trump of my girl crush:) Such beauty, grace , class and charm!!

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  40. Jack says:

    Why the current fashion fetish of women in STEM? Enough social engineering. It’s destroying our culture; yet we keep slopping it up like an all-u-can-eat buffet.

    There is already a day that celebrates women who do something worthwhile other than existing with two X chromosomes. It’s called Mother’s Day, and it rightly celebrates women who have taken on the most important job in the world: bearing and raising the next generation. If we keep aping the liberal Talmudists out to destroy the family and the Church by accepting their narrative of widespread patriarchal oppression of women, we are doomed.

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  41. not2worryluv says:

    I am so happy to see Mrs. Trump take on the leadership role of FLOTUS.

    I respect and admire Ivanka but she respectfully is not the First Lady.

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