Melania Trump scored on two fronts today, speaking at a Town Hall Event for the Opioid Crisis.
She looked beautiful and chic as ever in a grey outfit as she spoke from the stage.
But it was what she said that won over the crowd.
Melania proved that she is a powerful, intelligent woman ready to take on something as difficult as the opioid crisis, a matter that seems dear to both her and President Trump’s hearts.
Here’s more on the event as described by our friends over at MAGAvoter:
On Wednesday, First Lady Melania Trump visited Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she spoke at a town hall event regarding the ongoing opioid epidemic currently sweeping the nation.
As always, Melania’s keen sense of fashion delighted the media, whose coverage of her sharp charcoal-grey pantsuit and black top, which held the attention of the crowd as the First Lady discussed the ongoing opioid crisis.
The press has continued to show an almost obsessive fascination with the First Lady’s wardrobe, and she did not disappoint by completing her outfit with a pair of black and grey snakeskin stilettos.
“I am here speaking to you in my official capacity as First Lady, but I want you to know I am also here as a mother,” Melania told the crowd, after a standing ovation.
Melania stressed the importance of education, and vowed to “commit to removing the stigma of shame that comes with addiction and helping change public opinion so that people find evidence based treatment before it is too late.”
Watch for yourself here:
Here's more from the USA Today:
But in addition to the serious subject matter of her speech, Trump also disclosed a few rarely shared personal details of her life as first lady, during a post-speech sit-down Q&A with Bolling, whose teenage son died of an accidental drug overdose in 2017. Among other issues, they covered dinners with her husband, her lack of time, her thoughts on mean tweeting, her criticism of the media, and even her much-mocked Christmas decor, which she stoutly defended.
"I think they look fantastic," she declared.
Bolling asked her how the media has treated her on the opioid issue and whether she gets enough credit for calling attention to it.
"I would like that they're focused more on what we're doing, and what we've done and to spread awareness," she said, according to the pool report. "(The media) would like to portray different stories and focus on unimportant stories."
She also shared some thoughts on another pillar of her FLOTUS agenda: reducing mean tweeting. She said it's important to remain "respectful and kind" on social media but "sometimes you need to fight back, I'm sorry," suggesting she supports President Donald Trump's famously bullying strategy on Twitter.
About him, she said they try to get together for dinner in the evenings, but "when you're first lady, you have no free time." Does she ever make a casserole or anything? She just laughed. "Not really ... we can do that maybe in the future when I'm a little less busy," she said.
And what about the recent mockery on Twitter about her just-revealed White House Christmas decorations (which included a hallway lined with blood-red topiary trees without any ornaments)?
"Everybody has a different taste," she said. "I think they look fantastic. ... In real life, they look even more beautiful."