By Hilary Weaver. Photos: Getty Images.
On Thursday, First Lady Melania Trump appeared at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center to read Dr. Seuss books on National Read Across America Day and what would have been the author’s 113th birthday, CNN reports. Her latest public appearance follows a visit to D.C.’s Children’s National hospital on Wednesday, and a trip to the White House on Tuesday to watch her husband sign a bill to help close the gender gap in STEM education. As the First Lady slowly makes her way toward actually occupying the White House (she’s remaining in New York until Barron finishes the school year), she appears to be bringing children’s issues front and center.
“Honoring children #worldbookday @NYPhospital,” the FLOTUS Twitter account shared yesterday, alongside a photo of Trump reading to the children.
In the two months since her husband’s inauguration, the First Lady has been slowly building her social cabinet as she gears up for an official move to the White House. Still, despite her recent work on behalf of and with children, Trump has yet to officially identify the issues she will tackle as First Lady.
In November, days before her husband’s win, the First Lady gave a speech on the campaign trail about her mission to take on the issue of cyberbullying. Since then, as Mother Jones noted in early February, Trump has not spoken out on the issue. Perhaps she’s shifting her focus to children’s concerns, with actions speaking louder than official confirmation.
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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