There’s an undeniable magic that happens when Melania Trump is around children. It’s almost as though she’s transformed into an earth angel. She’s not faking it when she’s hugging sick children, and the kids she visits seem to have a mutual love and respect for the First Lady. Yesterday, cameras captured Melania’s dazzling smile, as she and Santa Claus brought some much needed Christmas cheer to sick kids in a local DC children’s hospital.
When asked where she would spend her ideal Christmas, Melania replied: “I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, a tropical island, with my family”.
Melania tweeted about her visit with the children at Children’s Health Hospital in DC:
I was so grateful at the opportunity to spend time with the children and their families yesterday, and want to thank the medical staff @Childrenshealth for their lifesaving work. pic.twitter.com/dkQvUM3RMl
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 8, 2017
Washington Examiner – The first lady added that the Trump family would enjoy a festive dinner on Christmas Eve, go to mass on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, “then [have] another family dinner” before Santa Claus arrives on Dec. 25.
But she warned the kids in attendance about the dangers of overindulging, saying she preferred to dine on “healthy food.”
Trump was also asked about the gift she would request from Santa Claus.
“That’s a nice one,” she said. “Peace on the world, health, love, kindness.”
Earlier, Trump read “The Polar Express,” a book that is “very special” to her, to patients, family members, and staff who gathered in the hospital’s atrium.
The tradition of the first lady visiting the hospital began 60 years ago with Bess Truman.
“The holidays are a time for hope, love, traditions, and family, and it is my wish for everyone to be able to celebrate them in good health with their loved ones,” Trump said later in a written statement. “Many of the patients and families I visited with today cannot spend the holidays at home this year, so I ask everyone to keep them in their thoughts and prayers as we hope for a speedy recovery and joyous New Year.”