Quantcast

Melania Trump Breaks From Tradition - No First Lady Has Ever Done This

The living situation of the First Family has created some awkward visuals, and that was on full display this weekend. First Lady Melania Trump continues to hold down the fort in New York City with son Barron, which leaves President Donald Trump all by his lonesome in the White House. The arrangement has been well-publicized and will continue until Barron finishes out the school year, but that hasn’t made it any less awkward.

As CNN reports, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, and his wife, First Lady Akie Abe, headed to the nation’s capital for a visit this weekend, but Melania was nowhere in sight at the start of the visit. Typically, the First Lady will be on hand to greet foreign leaders and their spouses, as evidenced by previous First Ladies including Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, but Melania was delayed from catching up to the Abe’s.

"The First Lady was very much looking forward to welcoming Mrs. Abe to the White House upon her arrival in Washington; however, she was informed that Mrs. Abe had previous commitments during her stay in DC," a statement from the First Lady’s office read in part.

Akie headed out on the town in DC by herself for a few stops before the couples met back up to fly out on Air Force One. From that point, the quartet headed down south for a weekend at the ‘winter’ White House.

“They will all be together for the weekend at Mar-a-Lago and have a full itinerary. Mrs. Trump is delighted to be able to welcome the Prime Minister and Mrs. Abe to the first family's winter home, which is a very special place to her and to the entire Trump family,” the statement continued.

There were plenty of photo ops throughout the weekend of Melania playing hostess to Akie, while the men hit the links at one of Trump’s signature courses. The couples reportedly had dinner together on Friday evening as well.

Source: CNN
Photo: Instagram

More News Stories

Kang Wong, an 84 year-old man who speaks no English, was crossing W. 96th street in the Upper West Side when a police officer stopped him, for...

The news media is persisting in pressuring President Trump to release his tax returns, as all previous commanders-in-chief have done for decades...

A Connecticut man pushed the wrong button when trying to purchase a lottery ticket from a vending machine. When he brought the ticket home, it...

A Hawaii man was kidnapped and robbed by a co-worker, then shot five times. He still managed to escape and find help.

Kele Stout, 25, got...

On Saturday morning, Lt. Catherine Buckley says officers were responding to a report of shots being fired Saturday morning when they spotted a...

Latest News Stories

House Speaker Paul Ryan favors flooding the job market with low-wage workers by reforming the nation’s immigration policies, according to...

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who once was a Baptist minister, accused the Supreme Court of “judicial tyranny” for legalizing...

This presidential election campaign has been unlike any other in our nation’s history, and to say that it’s led to some passionate feelings among...

While it’s pretty hard to keep it in perspective when you see flashing lights in your rearview mirror, the reality is that members of law...

Ben Carson indicated Wednesday that he will soon drop out of the Republican presidential race, The New York Times reported.

That means the...

If Republicans deny Donald Trump the party’s presidential nomination even though he has the most national convention delegates, “I think you’d...

When well-known country singer, Meghan Linsey, woke up to a severe “stinging sensation” on her face, she never expected it to be from one of the...

Wedding receptions often get a little wild, but this one took the cake. A Pittsburgh groom ended up spending his wedding night in jail after a...

Senate Republicans should employ a strategy of “delay, delay, delay” to stop President Obama from choosing the next Supreme Court justice, Donald...

Donald Trump, using one of his favorite methods of lashing out at political rivals, issued several tweets blasting Democrats who spoke at the...