First lady Melania Trump reads 'Party Animals' by Kathy Lee Gifford during the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, April 17, 2017, in Washington.
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The official portrait of first lady Melania Trump was released by the White House, April 3, 2017.
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First lady Melania Trump waits for President Donald J. Trump to arrive to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, Feb. 28, 2017.
First lady Melania Trump arrives to welcome President Donald Trump (not pictured) at West Palm Beach International airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, Feb. 3, 2017.
President Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump dance at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center January 20, 2017.
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk during the inaugural parade from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 2017.
President-elect Donald J. Trump (L) takes the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, Jan. 20, 2017, while his wife Melania (2-R) holds the bible.
On Nov. 10, 2016 First Lady Michelle Obama followed tradition and hosted Melania Trump for tea in the Yellow Oval room of the White House. Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that the two women talked about raising young children in the White House—Barron Trump, 10, is the same age Malia was when Barack Obama entered office. After tea, First Lady Obama took the future First Lady Trump on a tour of the White House with curator William G. Allman while their husbands met for 90 minutes in the Oval Office.
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Melania Trump joined Donald Trump onstage for his victory speech at the New York Hilton Midtown on election night. Unlike many candidate spouses, Trump was not often seen out on the campaign trail, choosing instead to spend most of her time in New York with her son Barron. Like Hillary Clinton, Trump chose to wear all white, sporting a $4,000 pantsuit by American fashion designer, Ralph Lauren.
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On Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016, then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump voted at PS 59 in New York. The moment went viral online—Donald Trump looked over his shoulder a few times to watch his wife cast her ballot.
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At a speech in Berwyn, Pennsylvania on Nov. 3, 2016, Melania Trump described how she would use her role as First Lady to advocate for women and young people, saying she wanted to take on cyberbullying. "It is never okay when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked," she said. "It is terrible when that happens on the playground and it is unacceptable when it's done by someone with no name hiding on the internet. We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other."
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Melania Trump and former U.S. President Bill Clinton shook hands before the town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis on Oct. 9, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. It wasn’t the first time the two had met—the Clinton and Trump families have been acquainted for years, and the Clintons were guests at Melania and Donald Trump’s wedding.
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On July 18, 2016, Melania Trump, wife of Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, delivered a speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Her speech made headlines for all the wrong reasons—sections of the address were plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention. The speechwriter, Meredith McIver, took the blame for lifting sections of Michelle Obama's speech.
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For the first time during the election, Melania Trump gave a stump speech on behalf of her husband at the Milwaukee Theatre on April 4, 2016. The speech was short--but her appearance helped paint a more personal portrait of Donald Trump. "As you may know by now, when you attack him he will punch back 10 times harder,” said Melania. "He is a fighter. And if you elect him to be your president he will fight for you and for our country. He will work for you and with you and together we will make America strong and great again."
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Donald Trump and his wife Melania were interviewed together in their 5th Avenue penthouse in New York by Barbara Walters for 20/20. In her first televised interview with Trump during the campaign, Melania explained why she hadn't been seen on the campaign trail. "It’s my choice not to be there," said Melania. "I support my husband 100 percent, but we have a 9-year-old son together, Barron, and I’m raising him.” She added, "This is the age he needs a parent at home."
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On June 16, 2015, Melania Trump joined her husband Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York where he announced his official run for president of the United States."Sadly the American dream is dead," said Trump. "But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before." From left are: son Eric Trump, with his wife Lara Yunaska; Donald Trump's son Barron Trump, wife Melania Trump; Vanessa Haydon and her husband Donald Trump Jr.; daughter Ivanka Trump with her husband Jared Kushner; daughter Tiffany Trump.
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Melania Trump posed on the 66th floor of the Trump Tower in New York in March, 2010 for an article in the New York Times about a jewelry and watch line she launched on the home shopping network QVC. Melania's line of accessories sold on television and online for price tags below $100.
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Melania Trump joined her husband on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala on May 5, 2008. For the gala--themed Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy--Melania chose a strapless, fuchsia, fishtail gown.
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On May 7, 2007, Melania Trump chose a gold, fringe cocktail dress for the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Melania, a regular fixture on the New York social circuit, made her first appearance with Donald Trump at the Met Gala in 2004.
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One week before his first birthday, Barron Trump attended The Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 16th Annual Bunny Hop at FAO Schwarz in New York on March 13, 2007 with his mother and father, Melania and Donald Trump.
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Donald Trump and Melania Trump appeared at the 2005 IRTS Foundation Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York when Melania was pregnant with their son, Barron. Barron was born on March 20, 2006.
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On January 22, 2005, Donald Trump married Melania Trump at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida. The wedding guest list was star studded and even included former president Bill Clinton and his wife, Trump’s 2016 political rival, Hillary Clinton. Melania wore an elaborate Dior gown to the ceremony that had over 300 feet of satin material and took over 500 hours to embroider. Fittings for the dress were featured in a 14 page cover story in Vogue magazine.
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Melania Trump immigrated to the United States in 1996 to pursue a modeling career. In 2000, Melania posed for a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Melania promoted the issue on Feb. 22 in the Hammerstein Ballroom with over 20 other models featured in the magazine. Melania can be seen in the center of the group.
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Donald Trump and Melania Knauss are seen June 7, 1999, in the New York City at the 27th Annual "Fifi Fragrance Awards At Avery Fisher Hall."
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This photo taken in 1977 in Radenci, northeastern Slovenia, shows Slovenian-American former model and Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump, second right, attending a fashion review of Jutranjka, the textile company where her mother used to work.