Melania Trump Makes First Official White House Appearance Since Inauguration to Welcome Israeli Prime Minister

Fulfilling her First Lady duties. Melania Trump made her first official White House appearance since her husband Donald Trump’s inauguration during a meeting with the Israeli prime minister and his wife on Wednesday, February 15. Watch her greet them in the video above!

Melania, 46, stunned in a white cashmere Karl Lagerfeld pencil skirt and matching jacket for the diplomatic meeting, during which she and the president, 70, welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, to the White House.

US President Donald Trump (C-R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R), along with their wives, First Lady Melania Trump (C-L) and Sara Netanyahu (L), pose at the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017.
President Donald Trump (center right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right), along with their wives, First Lady Melania Trump (center left) and Sara Netanyahu (left), pose at the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 15, 2017. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

The foursome posed for photos outside the White House before retiring inside, where Melania sat stiffly next to her stepdaughter Ivanka and Ivanka’s husband and Trump senior adviser, Jared Kushner, for a news conference. Afterward, Melania and Sara departed for a visit to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture while their husbands conducted private meetings.

“As we tour this awe-inspiring museum — one cannot help but be overcome by the history of African Americans,” Melania said in a statement to CNN of her visit to the museum. “Theirs is a story of the triumph of the human spirit over unthinkable inhumanity. Both the United States and Israel are dedicated to democracy, celebrating diversity, and working toward peace between neighbors.”

Afterward, CNN reports the First Lady said, “As we remember, with deep humility and reverence, the historic plight of slavery, which the Jewish and African American people have known all too well, we rededicate ourselves to those powerful words that both our nations hold dear: ‘never again!’”

U.S. President Donald Trump, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara Netanyahu (L) and U.S. first lady Melania Trump sit in the Oval Office of the White House on February 15, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Netanyahu is trying to recalibrate ties with the new U.S. administration after eight years of high-profile clashes with former President Barack Obama, in part over Israel's policies toward the Palestinians.
President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara Netanyahu (left) and First Lady Melania Trump sit in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 15, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Netanyahu is trying to recalibrate ties with the new U.S. administration after eight years of high-profile clashes with former President Barack Obama, in part over Israel's policies toward the Palestinians. Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images

According to a press pool report, Melania told the prime minister’s wife, “Nice to see you. Thank you for coming to D.C.,” after their afternoon together. The two couples will reconvene Wednesday evening for a private dinner hosted by Florida Senator Marco Rubio and his wife, Jeanette.

Melania’s first public appearance at the White House comes as sources reveal she’s unhappy in her role as first lady. Insiders tell Us that she is “unhappy with how her life ended up. She is miserable.”

Adds Trump family friend and stylist Phillip Bloch, “This life wasn’t her dream. It was Donald’s. Truthfully, it’s a lot to cope with.” At present, Melania is staying in New York City while son Barron, 10, finishes school. Public scrutiny has caused her to stay mostly indoors.

“She is staying hidden more,” Bloch tells Us. For more details about Melania’s life since the inauguration, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now!

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