After months of speculation regarding her stance on her husband, Donald Trump’s, potential 2024 presidential campaign, former First Lady Melania Trump has broken her silence. In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, Melania expressed her unwavering support for Donald Trump’s run and her eagerness to serve as First Lady once again. She emphasized her focus on creating safe spaces for children to learn and grow, reiterating her commitment to her “Be Best” initiative, which aims to promote children’s well-being by addressing issues such as cyberbullying, opioid abuse, and social media use. Melania also announced her new program, “Fostering the Future,” which will offer computer science scholarships to children leaving the foster care system.
As First Lady, Melania focused on child welfare initiatives, including her “Be Best” campaign. She also showed support for military families and veterans by visiting military bases and hospitals to express her gratitude for their service. Alongside these initiatives, Melania was also involved in various cultural and diplomatic events, such as welcoming foreign dignitaries to the White House and participating in events during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Melania’s tenure as First Lady was characterized by a mix of public and private appearances, with a continued emphasis on her dedication to children’s causes.
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“My husband achieved tremendous success in his first administration, and he can lead us toward greatness and prosperity once again,” the former first lady told Fox News Digital. Trump announced his 2024 re-election campaign in November, and is currently leading the Republican field for the GOP presidential nomination. “He has my support, and we look forward to restoring hope for the future and leading America with love and strength,” she said.
Since leaving Washington D.C., Mrs. Trump has extended the program, and founded “Fostering the Future,” a “Be Best” initiative aimed at granting computer science scholarships to children aging out of the foster care system, and giving them the academic foundation needed to secure technology-based jobs so that they can become independent and contributing members of society.
During her time as first lady, Trump hosted virtual roundtables on foster care and strengthening the child welfare system, and worked with members of Congress, specifically, the late Rep. Jackie Walorski, regarding legislation that secured funding for grants awarded to youth and young adults currently or formerly in foster care to help pay for college, career school or training. The bill ultimately was signed by then-President Trump in December 2020.
The former first lady’s comments came after she hosted a private luncheon at Mar-a-Lago on May 6, marking the fifth anniversary of the creation of her “Be Best” initiative during her time in the White House, which focused on the well-being of America’s children, opioid abuse, and online safety.
Melania Trump’s endorsement of her husband’s perspective 2024 bid reveals her unwavering support for assuming the role of First Lady once more. Her advocacy for child safety and involvement in initiatives such as “Be Best” and “Fostering the Future” attest to her fervor for fostering secure and nurturing environments for children to flourish. Amid the Trumps’ media spotlight, Melania’s steadfast dedication to her causes endures.