Melania Trump Suddenly Has a Lot to Say to Fellow First Ladies

PLEASE HOLD: Unlike ever-tweeting President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump is more selective about what she says. FLOTUS’ key public appearances are often reduced to whichever designer label she is wearing. But in recent days, the news out of the East Wing has been all about what she has said to her female counterparts in other countries. And this morning she posted a video on Twitter encouraging people to follow the CDC’s recommendation to wear cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing can be difficult to maintain. FLOTUS first took to Twitter on April 4 to urge the public to wear face masks, clashing with her husband’s view earlier that day that masks would not be mandated. FLOTUS also posted a video on Twitter on Tuesday thanking medical frontline workers fighting COVID-19. In the last week, she has phoned the First Ladies of Japan, Italy, France and Canada — Akie Abe, Laura Mattarella, Brigitte Macron and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, respectively. Wednesday night’s call with Abe included condolences for those who have lost their lives to the coronavirus in Japan, and reaffirmation of both nations standing together during the global pandemic. In her call with Mattarrella earlier in the day on Wednesday, Trump offered

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