Melania Trump, Sara Netanyahu visit African-American museum

The outing occurred after their husbands' joint press conference.

Byby DAVID CAPLAN
February 16, 2017, 1:19 AM

— -- While President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu basked in their bromance Wednesday, their wives also appear to have a seemingly similar affinity for each other.

Following the joint Trump-Netanyahu press conference in the East Room of the White House, Melania Trump hosted Sara Netanyahu on a visit to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The wives were accompanied by museum director Lonnie Bunch and Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton.

"Mrs Sara Netanyahu met at the White House with @FLOTUS Melania Trump, who surprised her with a visit to @NMAAHC," read a tweet from Netanyahu's office, along with a trio of photos of the leaders' wives at the museum and the White House.

The first lady reportedly said in a statement afterwards of the visit, "As we remember, with deep humility and reverence, the historic plight of slavery which the Jewish and African-American people have known all too well, we rededicate ourselves to those powerful words that both our nations hold dear: "NEVER AGAIN!"

PHOTO: Melania Trump and Sara Netanyahu tour the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, with Director Lonnie Bunch, second from right, and Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton.
First lady Melania Trump and Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tour the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, with Director Lonnie Bunch, second from right, and Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton.
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PHOTO: Melania Trump and Sara Netanyahu stand with Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Director Lonnie Bunch and Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton in the contemplative court in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.
First lady Melania Trump, and Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stand with Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Director Lonnie Bunch, fourth from left, and Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, and is seen through water droplets, stand in the contemplative court while touring the muesum in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.
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Mrs. Trump also tweeted, "It was an honor to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History @NMAAHC."

During their husbands' press conference, President Trump gave Mrs. Netanyahu accolades, saying, "I also want to thank Sara, can you please stand up? You're so lovely and you've been so nice to Melania, I appreciate it very much."

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