Melania Trump's $2950 hot pink dress distracts from her anti-bullying speech

Isaac Cain
September 24, 2017

US First Lady Melania Trump is a fashion icon in many ways.

President Donald Trump on Friday defended first lady Melania Trump's choice to wear high heels before the couple departed the White House for Texas to survey Hurricane Harvey damage in late August. The logistics of getting the vegetables cleaned meant they wouldn't get to eat what they picked.

"Together, we must acknowledge that all too often it is the weakest, most innocent and vulnerable among us - our children - who ultimately suffer the most from the challenges that plague our societies", the first lady said. The children's ages ranged from 10 to 11 years old. She responded enthusiastically to a young girl who said she has an apple tree in her backyard. The crew also planted a number of vegetables including, cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, carrots, kale, spinach and lettuce. Mrs. Trump walked around the garden, trying to work a little with each of the children.

The garden, which then-first lady Michelle Obama established in 2009 as part of her healthy eating initiative, is closely identified with the previous administration, so Trump's decision to embrace it is noteworthy.

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The president experienced his own viral moment Tuesday after the White House chief of staff John Kelly was photographed looking exasperated during the speech, covering his eyes with his hand and looking downward, prompting White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to address the moment on Fox & Friends Wednesday.

The first lady's office says the group expects to harvest arugula, peas, radishes and Swiss chard.

When the first lady initially announced her intent to campaign against bullying past year, she drew the same sort of criticism since the effort seemed so at odds with her husband's approach to politics. Some of the harvest fed the Obamas and White House guests, while other vegetables and herbs were given to local food kitchens.

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