Our lovely first lady Melania Trump spent her Sunday visiting children at the Children’s National Hospital – a center dedicating to finding cures and treating children with severe diseases.
Melania joined the hospital’s Christmas event and read a book to the patients at the medical center.
Check out pictures and video clips of FLOTUS’s visit to the children’s hospital to spread Christmas cheer over on Melania’s social media:
Children's National Hospital also shared the moment Melania read a Christmas story to the children on their Twitter:
ABC News has more details on Melania's Christmas visit to the children's hospital:
First lady Melania Trump continued a nearly 70-year-long tradition Friday when she made her annual visit to Children’s National Hospital where she met with patients, their families and nursing staff before reading them a children’s book.
She is the latest in a long line of first ladies to visit the Washington, D.C. hospital, starting with Elizabeth "Bess" Truman, the wife of former President Harry Truman, over 60 years ago. Other first ladies who have participated in the tradition are: Jacqueline Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt and more recently, Michelle Obama.
During her visit, Trump stopped in a play room to visit with the young patients and participate in an art project centered on the upcoming Christmas holiday.
She spent extra time crafting with three children in particular: 8-year-old Brooke Hilton, 7-year-old Nathalia Vasseur Hoffman and 8-year-old Dwayne Salmon, to whom she offered words of advice and encouragement.
"Hi sweetheart, how are you feeling?” Trump asked Hilton. She continued to make small talk, asking the children when she walked in if they were ”Feeling strong?”
The first lady then went on to ask if they had written to Santa yet.
“He’s so busy right now,” Trump said of Santa Claus. “You should write him this weekend.”
The Washington Examiner also said:
First lady Melania Trump visited the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., to spread some Christmas cheer to children battling illnesses during the holidays.
The first lady met dozens of children and took some time to read the book Oliver the Ornament Meets Belle to the group. The book follows the journey of a young Christmas ornament that overcomes bullies to save Christmas and return to his spot on the Christmas tree, which lends itself well to Trump’s “Be Best” campaign aimed at stopping bullying and addressing the opioid crisis.
Her story was met with a warm round of applause from everyone, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, who also attended the event.
“It was a joy to read Oliver the Ornament Meets Belle, to the patients of [Children’s National Hospital] today. I am moved by the strength and resilience of these young children. Wishing the patients and staff at this wonderful hospital a very #MerryChristmas,” the first lady tweeted, including several photographs from her visit.