As an announcement from Sen. Al Franken was made on Thursday, First Lady Melania Trump was making her way to a children’s hospital, a tradition passed down since First Lady Jackie Kennedy.
On my way to @childrenshealth to read a #Christmas book and visit with some of the brave patients. Please keep all who are struggling with health issues in your thoughts & prayers this holiday season.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 7, 2017
At the Children’s National Medical Center, with Santa Claus at her side, she took out a classic children’s book and began to read:
Melania is seen sharing gifts, love, and hugs with the children:
She read “The Polar Express” to the crowd of children:
Melania Trump dazzled the crowd with her smiles and kindness:
Taking some time to answer some questions from the children, Melania pleased them with her answers:
First lady Melania Trump answers questions about Christmas from children: "I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, a tropical island, with my family." pic.twitter.com/pQKDBynLAG
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 7, 2017