President Trump and his lovely wife Melania hosted their first congressional picnic this past Thursday evening. For one night, the lawn of the White House was transformed to resemble Central Park and it was spectacular. Guests enjoyed fried chicken and the children enjoyed watching toy boats float in a nearby pool. Trump then took a moment to honor Representative Steve Scalise, who has been hospitalized after being seriously wounded in a shooting last week. However, during President Trump’s short speech, it was Melania who caught everyone’s attention leaving them stunned.
The last several months have been incredibly stressful for the First Family. The Trump family has endured constant attacks ever since Donald Trump was elected president last November. Their vitriolic rhetoric has taken a life of its own as liberals continue to spout their hate for Trump and all those who support him. Sadly, their hate speech took a very dangerous turn when Rep. Steve Scalise was shot during a congressional baseball practice last week. Thankfully, Scalise survived the horrific shooting and is expected to make a full recovery. President Trump took the time last night during the picnic to honor Scalise and his family giving them the recognition they deserved.
Here is the video of the short speech and you can fast forward it to the 3-minute mark to hear what Trump said about Scalise.
Trump also gave a nod towards the spirit of unity during the congressional charity baseball game and declared that more of that spirit was needed in the nation’s capital that is so divided.
Here is more from CNN on the lovely picnic and what it was intended for.
The picnic may have been a welcome respite after a day filled with deep partisan disagreements on Capitol Hill following the release of the GOP Senate health care bill draft, as well as a particularly divisive Georgia election earlier this week that left the President taking a victory lap and some Democrats calling for the ouster of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Instead of stoking those divisions, however, Trump called for unity in the aftermath of last week’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice that left the Republican House whip, Rep. Steve Scalise, critically wounded. Trump confirmed that he had hoped to attend the next day’s baseball game between Republican and Democratic lawmakers, but was told by the Secret Service that it would be difficult.
“It’s our hope that this unity that was displayed that evening can maybe continue to grow and thrive between Republicans and Democrats,” Trump said in his remarks. “And I think, honestly, I think we’d all be doing a lot better, and I know the country would be doing a lot better.”
“Maybe it’s too early,” he went on. “Maybe the wounds are too deep in terms of the relationship because it’s been bad for a long time, a long time. Not just when we got there. I mean, this has gone on for many years. And hopefully, those wounds can heal, and heal quickly, because we owe it to the American people.”
Though while President Trump spoke all eyes shifted to Melania Trump, and it was not hard to see why. After months of constant stress and criticism, our beautiful First Lady was smiling and it was delightful. Melania standing proudly next to her husband was seen wearing a $2,255 Mary Katrantzou ‘osmond grid’ print dress last night.
Melania was photographed kissing babies and mingling with the crowd looking incredibly relaxed and at ease.
Not only was Melania looking fabulous last evening so was her daughter in law, Ivanka Trump. Ivanka was seen at the congressional picnic with her lovely family playing with her children in an off the shoulder floral dress.
Here are some photos of the family enjoying the festivities.
It has been a long time since we have seen this level of class in the White House. The Trump family brings a level of elegance and sophistication that has been sorely lacking in our leadership. It was wonderful to see such a lovely family coming together and reminding the country that there is hope still.
After all that has happened over the last week, I am so glad to hear President Trump calling for unity and calm in our country. The left has continued with their hateful rhetoric and calls for Trump’s death even as recent as today. I cannot even imagine how hard that must be for Melania to hear people calling for the death of her spouse. However, even through it all Melania still holds her head up high with class and dignity.
The left could take a lesson from this wonderful family and how they rising above the identity politics and calling for unity. This is what the country needed to hear and I hope that people will pay attention. The First Family needs our support and prayers every day. They are constantly being attacked from all sides and most people do not get to see how lovely the Trump family truly is.
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