While many liberals were busy off protesting International Women’s Day last week by staying at home from work, First Lady Melania Trump was busy hosting a luncheon for about 50 women in the White House. Melania reminded all guests that around the world, the rights of women and the plight of women around the globe are not the same as those rights granted to women in America.
The First Lady went on to say, she believes many of us take for granted these rights that are unique to this great nation. One might even say, Melania could have even been speaking of herself, as she was born in the Soviet bloc nation, Yugoslavia. Either way, something tells me, our First Lady will be a symbol for many of those supressed women around the world.
First Lady Melania Trump reminded guests during a White House luncheon on Wednesday that the freedom Americans often take for granted is denied to many others around the world, including women like her who were born behind the Soviet Union’s Iron Curtain.
“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.” said the first lady, who was born in 1970 in what is now Slovenia but what then was the Soviet bloc nation of Yugoslavia.
The first lady received a standing ovation when she entered the room to celebrate International Women’s Day. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence later joined the event.
Melania Trump told her audience that the privileges Americans enjoy are unique.
“There remains far more brutal and terrifying incarnations of actual gender persecution which we must face together, such as forced enslavement, sexual abuse and absolute repression of far too many women and girls around the globe. We must remember these women in our daily prayers and use our combined resources to help free them from such unthinkable and inhumane circumstances,” she said.
She highlighted education as a way to improve the lives of women everywhere.
“I continue to firmly believe that education is the most powerful way to promote and ensure women’s rights. Together we will do this not only by striving for gender parity at all levels of education, but also by showing all children, and especially boys, that it is through empathy, respect and kindness that we achieve our collective potential.”
She also added,
“Together with UN Women for Peace Association, we can educate and reinforce the importance of tolerance and a society filled with inclusivity regardless of race, gender or culture.”
It looks like Americans are starting to embrace the First Lady more and more every day. Since the inauguration, according to a recent poll Melania’s popularity has risen by 16 percentage points to 52%.
Something tells me after the first few months, we will see that number rise even higher. Melania Trump has promised to focus her efforts while in office on not only on women’s rights, but cyberbullying in schools. The First Lady Melania is emerging as a woman of strength, quality, and independence. I wouldn’t underestimate Melania Trump as First Lady. I think she will leave a very strong impression, not only for women across America, but also for all women around the world.
So for all the liberal women who stayed home and protested International Women’s Day and most likely accomplished NOTHING, our First Lady was busy educating others about the rights that people like YOU have taken for granted. My guess is, as First Lady Melania Trump’s popularity rises, so will the tourism in her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia. This is just the beginning of our education of a strong and positive leader, mother, wife and First Lady, Melania Trump.
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