After a contentious and shocking election that left some Americans using the hashtag “#NotMyPresident,” their feelings toward President Donald Trump tended to project onto his wife, First Lady Melania Trump.
In November, Model Gigi Hadid mocked the first lady during an impression at the American Music Awards.
People were outraged by the cost of her continual stay in New York City and speculated that not even the first lady wanted to be near Trump.
The first lady was also incorrectly labeled an escort and had her nude photos put front and center on the cover of the New York Post. She was even criticized for wearing her engagement ring in her official White House portrait.
In December, a Fox News poll indicated that only 37 percent of people polled viewed her favorably and 23 percent couldn’t say one way or the other.
Since then, Melania has seemed to embrace her new life as first lady and joined her husband in the spotlight. She shared this sweet moment during the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.
The White House celebrated Mother’s Day with a luncheon for the mothers of the nation’s military service members, during which Melania, although a former model, wife of both a president and billionaire, proved motherhood is a universal language.
In a speech, she gave a relatable and humble message to her guests:
“As everyone in this room knows, mother is a title that claims your heart and changes your life forever. In fact, it has been said that having a child means allowing your heart to walk around outside of your body. For the mothers of someone who has, or is, serving our country, this must be especially true.”
The first lady also shined while she represented the United States with poise on her first foreign trip, where she visited multiple children’s hospitals and even spoke Italian to children while in Italy.
It seems the more Melania warms up to the publicity and demands of her role as first lady, the more the public warms up to her.
A Fox News poll from June revealed that among the registered voters who were polled, 51 percent had a favorable view of her — an increase of 14 points since December’s poll.
In fact, out of all the major political names that were given — including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Mike Pence, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — voters had the most favorable view of the first lady.
Source: Conservative Daily