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FLOTUS launches a new website alongside speech featuring her husband complaining about the news media
Melania Trump launches NFT platform in first public endeavor since White House
The first lady, Melania Trump, is going back to work.
After a brief bout with pneumonia, the first lady is returning to her work at the White House, formally launching the National First Ladies Foundation (NFF) with a speech on Saturday.
She also helped unveil a platform, created with the help of first lady Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, that seeks to increase public support for medical research that focuses on dementia.
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“I want to encourage individuals to help advance more research that will prevent or cure dementia,” she said in a statement.
“We must find a cure for this terrible disease as soon as possible.”
The NFF “will dedicate itself to empowering women to tackle challenges and help solve problems,” according to a statement by the first lady’s office.
The first lady’s speech on Saturday, ahead of International First Ladies Day, was not the first time she has publicly discussed public health issues. She has been featured in campaigns against online bullying and opioid abuse.
The main event of the morning was the presentation of the first annual Golden Warrior Award to eight family members of US marines who were killed or injured in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The spouses of US presidents met for the first time in 2005 on the sidelines of a conference on the UN security council, according to the project’s website.
Meanwhile, as Melania Trump was preparing to help launch the foundation, her husband Donald Trump fumed in another of his many online rants against what he claims is the “fake news”.
“Why are the Fake News Media working so hard to demean those who work so hard. This will end!” Trump tweeted on Saturday.
Fake News and the WWE are highly overrated! https://t.co/j3JYO6G6kx — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018
The warning about the “fake news” came after an ABC television host mocked Melania Trump, cracking an on-air joke about her as she boarded a jet to visit victims of the California wildfires.
“Don’t worry, it’s orange, but it’s, you know, it’s a little bit burned,” “Live” host Robin Roberts said, referring to Melania Trump’s complexion.
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Trump has complained that the news media unfairly portrays him negatively and the White House has accused ABC of lying about what she said to Roberts.
“Ivanka got a better rating,” Trump said on Twitter. Ivanka Trump, his daughter, spoke during an afternoon briefing about the California fires.