Trump sat in the front row in the Rose Garden Monday as his wife outlined her plan, dubbed "Be Best", to support children, with a focus on well-being, cyber-bullying and opioid addiction. Overall it found 38 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of Trump; however, more Democrats still view her unfavorably, with her disapproval rating among the demographic clocking in at 40 percent.
Mrs. Trump's announcement also came as her husband remains under intense legal pressure from a special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and is facing questions over $130,000 in hush money paid by one of his attorneys to a porn actress who says she had sex with Trump in 2006.
"The whole country right now is in a bad marriage with Donald Trump and can't escape his shadow, so how can she?"
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Melania Trump rises separately most mornings in her own bedroom, then focuses on getting Barron to school, the Post said.
The report stated that the couple are "often apart even during their free time", with one friend of President Trump saying "they spend very little to no time together". Her choice was ridiculed nearly immediately, given her husband's longtime habit of calling people names on Twitter, but Mrs. Trump said the criticism wouldn't discourage her from doing what she thinks is right. The first lady lives here at the White House. White House social secretary Rickie Niceta Lloyd called it an "urban legend'".
President Donald Trump signed a proclamation declaring Monday "Be Best" day in honor of the first lady's new platform. "And that's it. The rest is just noise".
That could in part be due to the fact that Ivanka has become embroiled in controversies of her own, including about whether she'll be questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller and a CNN report that the FBI was investigating her business dealings while working for her father's company. Trump acknowledged for the first time her intention to move forward with the topic, despite what could be perceived as hypocrisy. The Guardian said she earned "rave reviews for everything from flowers to food to fashion".
"I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic", she told a group of social media executives in March.
For Trump, who didn't move to the White House full-time until June of a year ago, settling on a definitive initiative has taken a relatively longer amount of time compared to some of her recent predecessors. She knows how to handle herself.