Melania Trump celebrated the Valentine’s Day on Thursday at the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and she exchanged cards with sick children in celebration of the holiday.
She always looks glamorous and her sense of style is always on point. Melania Trump pulled out all the stops on Thursday as she stepped out in an all-pink outfit.
For the second year in a row, the 48-year-old visited the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where she joined in various arts and crafts projects with the young patients.
The first lady looked sensational in the standout pink ensemble which included a $2,512 pink coat by Belgian designer Cedric Charlier and a matching blush-colored dress. Melania, who has been married to Trump since 2005, added sky-high blush stilettos to the elegant look.
Keeping with a natural look, the first lady chose to go without jewelry, while using dark mascara to highlight her eyes and a hint of blush on her cheeks. As for her hair, the mother-of-one kept with her usual down wavy style.
The outing comes as the US president is facing heat from local media in the US after he announced he will take the extraordinary step of declaring a national emergency to fund his controversial US-Mexico border wall.
The White House confirmed the move after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump plans to sign a bipartisan spending deal to avoid another government shutdown and then declare a national emergency to fund his border wall.
Melania was all smiles as she chatted with the children and helped them decorate cards and make candy grams.
The first lady wore her double-breasted designer coat on throughout her visit to the Children’s Inn, and her highlighted brown hair was styled loosely around her shoulders.
She kept her jewelry simple, wearing her wedding band on her left hand and another platinum and diamond ring on the other.
Melania arrived at the Valentine’s Day event at 3 p.m. and stayed with the children for about 45 minutes.
The red and pink decorated room was divided into five stations: candy box decorating, candy bar, snow globes, ‘favorite things,’ and candy grams.
The children at the center sat around the tables, which were covered with pink table clothes, and the first lady happily joined them at each station.
Melania made it a point to meet a little girl with a rollator standing in front of the candy-filled table.
She walked to the nine-year-old child named Amber with open arms and crouched down so that they would be at eye level as they spoke.
Melania, who has enjoyed great joy in working with children since she was the first lady, warmly embraced a little boy named Amani during her visit.
The 13-year-old from Mombasa, Kenya, was responsible for showing her how to turn a wooden clothespin into a colorful clip. Melania had no problem reaching into the glass jars and taking candy for the children.
Melania embraced Amani, who has sickle cell disease, warms and prepares for a bone marrow transplant with bone marrow donated by his sister.
Amani presented her with a red heart-shaped box in which a silver necklace with Hope & Faith sat, engraved on a silver circle and a bouquet of flowers.
The First Lady will also deliver the valentines from the White House to each of the children. Before she leaves, Mrs. Trump will meet with healthcare providers and families of patients who are currently being treated at NIH.
Melania’s visit to the residential center on Thursday came just before the White House announced that President Donald Trump will sign a two-party issue, but also a “National Emergency” will explain in an attempt to raise money for the construction of a boundary wall.
The movement drew both declarations of relief from legislators who wanted to avoid another government closure and a threat from Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the emergency declaration.