Top Four Reasons Why I Like our First Lady Melania Trump
by Joanne Troppello
If you follow my MSS On Point column, you likely saw my article, President Trump is Not My Pastor He’s My President. In that article, I detailed how I didn’t vote for President Trump in the Primary election in 2016 but voted for Ted Cruz.
However, I did vote for Donald Trump in the general election and I’ll be voting for him again because I like his policies and how he is trying to make America great again—even though I don’t always love how he tweets so much.
This article is about Melania Trump and reasons why I think she is my favorite First Lady. I think she is an elegant and educated woman who has so much poise and beauty, yet the liberal media fails to give her credit for the work she is doing as First Lady.
1. Values Her Private Life
I am a very private person. I have social media accounts and am active on there, mostly on Twitter because it’s where I can connect with readers and increase engagement for my books and Mustard Seed Sentinel. I share some personal things online, but not too much.
That’s one reason why I like Melania Trump. She values her privacy and isn’t in the public eye simply to get attention. She supports her husband as President but focuses her attention on her family and duties as First Lady—not on furthering her own image in the media.
2. Focuses on Healthy Living
In a recent article in Showbiz CheatSheet, they shared details on Melania Trump’s workout and how she stays in shape as a former model. She completes “light workouts in the comfort of her home, including using ankle weights and doing Pilates.”
According to Life & Style Magazine, Melania eats a diet in anti-oxidant rich fruit and fiber from oatmeal or smoothies for breakfast. Her goal is to “eat at least seven pieces of fruit a day.”
3. Loving Mother
My husband and I do not have children yet. We’ve suffered three miscarriages and are continuing to trust in God’s plan for our lives. However, I have a wonderful mother and have experienced what it means to be a good mom—and have seen my sister be a great mom to my 5 and 6-year-old nieces.
Melania Trump loves her son, Barron. You can see her love for him in the photos of her and her family and in video footage of them. When Trump won the Presidency, their family announced that he would live in the White House and Melania and their son Barron would stay in New York City while he finished school for the year. After the school year, they moved to Washington D.C. to be together as a family.
In a 2015 interview in Parenting, Melania said, “He didn’t change diapers and I am completely fine with that.” She further mentioned things like that weren’t important to her and that it was crucial for her and her husband to understand their roles.
4. Be Best Campaign
Every First Lady has a platform they focus on. In 2010, Michelle Obama started the Let’s Move public awareness campaign that focused on ending childhood obesity.
Nancy Reagan created the Just Say No campaign in 1986 to raise public awareness about drug abuse.
Melania Trump created the Be Best campaign to raise public awareness about a major issue that is facing children today, like bullying.
Melania Trump said, “It remains our generation’s moral imperative to take responsibility and help our children manage the many issues they are facing today, including encouraging positive social, emotional, and physical habits.”
Her campaign is focusing on three major pillars:
Her campaign strives to show children that they need to learn about living healthier lives, encouraging others, showing kindness, and respecting adults in their lives like parents, teachers, and others they encounter every day.
With this Be Best campaign, Melania Trump hopes that children “will be able to better deal with the evils of the opioid crises and avoid negative social media interaction.”
Some people have questioned how Melania Trump could promote a Be Best campaign—with such a focus against bullying and avoiding “negative social media interaction”—while her husband, President Trump doesn’t hold back with his tweeting on Twitter.
I’m sure Melania probably doesn’t like everything her husband tweets and how his tweeting strategy can many times come across as brash and negative. I understand how she likely feels. My husband is very outspoken and has no problem telling things like it is. Many times, I’ve thought, did he just say that?
The following video from ABC News shows a news clip explaining how President Trump had criticized teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg in some tweets. The First Lady did not publicly criticize her husband about those tweets—which caused the media and others to criticize her as this seemed contradictory to her Be Best campaign.
She has come out to say that it isn’t right when people have said bad things about her son, Barron because he is not an activist traveling and giving speeches like Greta Thunberg. In other words, he is not in the public arena like Greta who (although a teenager) has put herself out there and cannot avoid criticism of her opinions.
White House Press Secretary, Stephanie Grisham said, “…The President and First Lady often communicate differently—as most married couples do.” I totally agree with this statement and have seen such differences in my own marriage and how my husband and I communicate differently.
In the video, you’ll see footage of the First Lady saying, “I don’t always like what he [Trump] tweets and I give him my honest opinion and honest advice. Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn’t.”
When asked if she ever requested that he put his phone down, she said that she had.
What are your thoughts on our First Lady, Melania Trump?
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.