Mrs. Trump's stops at a pair of military bases Wednesday came during an unusually busy week of public appearances for the first lady. She's said in the past that she's asked him to tone it down with the tweeting. Since October, her favorability rating has dropped 11 points, while unfavorable views of her have increased by six percent. "They like to focus on the gossip and I would like that they focus on the substance and what we do, not just about nonsense".
"Melania Trump is a trash human being". Mrs. Trump flew from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington to Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia, and onto the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush and back.
Trump said the hardest part in her role was coping with people who she said frequently "use" her and her husband.
In recent weeks, Trump has been more visible, often appearing side-by-side with the President at events, as well as accompanying him during travel to Argentina for the G20 Summit. "And I give my husband advice and my honest opinion", Trump said. The White House says she chose author Todd Zimmerman's "Oliver the Ornament", a story about a family's cherished Christmas ornaments.
"I do what I think is right".
The first lady then said she is prepared for regular criticism, but added she does what she believes to be correct.
Melania Trump weighed in on immigration during the interview, as well, saying she was "blindsided" by the administration policy separating children from their families at the border.
"I also learned that the airmen and soldiers in this room have stepped up after natural disasters, like Hurricane Michael, and that many of you have recently returned home from deployment".