Melania Trump recalled her history as an immigrant as she touted equality at a luncheon to mark International Women’s Day.
In her first solo White House event as first lady on Wednesday, Mrs Trump said she believed education was the key to promoting and ensuring women’s rights.
“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,” Mrs Trump said according to her prepared remarks obtained by CNN.
The UN-designated day commemorates the push for women’s rights. Women across the US observed the day by skipping work and shopping, and attending rallies.
At the White House, the first lady welcomed about 50 women, including her stepdaughter, Ivanka; Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen; White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway; and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Source: Telegraph | Chris Graham