During a call-in interview with “Fox and Friends” this morning President Donald Trump cheerfully addressed the fact that today is his wife Melania’s 48th birthday. The President said he got her a card and flowers, stopping short of telling the world what their plans were for this evening’s birthday celebration. With a sense of humor, Trump was listed as “Donald from D.C.”
But let’s take the time to see what other former first ladies were up to for their 48th birthday.
Michelle Obama also spent her 48th birthday in the White House. Michelle spent her time as the first lady visited homeless shelters and soup kitchens and spent an ample amount of time promoting poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and telling other people to eat healthily.
Laura Bush spent her 48th birthday in the Texas governor’s mansion. To which she claimed that that politics doesn’t drive her. Throughout her years in the governor’s mansion, the former teacher didn’t hold a single formal event but instead worked tirelessly for women’s and children’s causes including health, education, and literacy while at the same time raising funds for public libraries.
Hillary Clinton also spent her 48th Birthday in the White House. She was busy trying to create policy by giving us a socialized medicine.
Barbara Bush cared about literacy and family values.
Nancy Reagan focused her time as the first lady into restoring the White House to its original splendor and the “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign.
Rosalyn Carter decided to be more of a “policies” first lady since her husband President Jimmy Carter wasn’t very strong policy-wise to begin with.
Jackie Kennedy cared deeply about White House restoration and took even several foreign trips where she served as an unofficial ambassador.
Here is more information on first lady Melania Trump via Biography:
“First Lady Melania Trump is the wife of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States.
Who Is Melania Trump?
Born on April 26, 1970, First Lady Melania Trump is a former model and the third wife of U.S. President, real estate billionaire and former reality TV star Donald Trump.
Melania Trump (born Melanija Knavs, Germanized to Melania Knauss) was born on April 26, 1970, in Novo Mesto, Slovenia (then part of communist Yugoslavia). Her father was a car dealer and her mother was a designer for children’s clothing. She grew up in a modest home with her younger sister and later discovered she had an older half brother, whom her father had from a previous relationship.
Trump began modeling at age 16, and two years later she signed on with an agency in Milan. She enrolled at the University of Ljubljana, but dropped out after one year to pursue her modeling career.
In her early days of modeling, Trump worked in Milan and Paris, before moving to New York in 1996. There she gained steady work, working with well-known photographers like Patrick Demarchelier and Helmut Newton, and landing covers on magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar (Bulgaria), Vanity Fair (Italy), GQ (for which she posed nude in January 2000) and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
In March 2001, she was granted a green card for permanent residency in the U.S. through the EB-1 program. Her acceptance later came under scrutiny, as the so-called “Einstein visa” is often allocated to top academics, business leaders, Oscar-winning actors and others who demonstrate “extraordinary ability,” though others suggested she easily qualified for EB-1 approval.
Marriage to Donald Trump
Melania met her future husband Donald Trump at a New York fashion party in 1998. Although she first refused to date him, the couple eventually began establishing a relationship and were engaged in 2004. The following year they married in a lavish Palm Beach, Florida, ceremony, with celebrity attendees including Shaquille O’Neal, Barbara Walters, Kelly Ripa, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, former President Bill Clinton and then New York Senator Hillary Clinton.
In 2006, Trump gave birth to Barron William Trump. Their son is husband Donald’s fifth child. That same year she also became a U.S. citizen.
In November, Melania Trump delivered a rare speech on the campaign trail outlining how fighting cyberbullying would be a priority for her if she were to become first lady. “We need to teach our youth American values: Kindness, honesty, respect, compassion, charity, understanding, cooperation,” said Trump. News outlets were quick to point out the irony that her husband was known for his use of the social media platform Twitter to insult opponents.
In 2010, Melania Trump launched a jewelry line, as well as a skincare line. She has appeared in an Aflac commercial, co-hosted on The View, and appeared on her husband’s NBC reality show, Celebrity Apprentice.
Trump is said to be fluent in the Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German languages, with other outlets reporting that she speaks Italian, as well.”