Melania hosts White House ‘feelings’ session for students, her reaction to boy spilling water makes news


The first lady proved once again that she’s all class, even when things don’t go exactly as planned.

Melania Trump hosted a group of middle school students at the White House on Monday and invited them to write about the feelings they experience when they’re at home, school or with friends. The first lady exhibited her gracious style when one boy accidentally spilled a glass of water while on his way back to his seat after writing the word “energized.”

According to White House pool reporter for the New York Times, Julie Davis:

He let out a gasp and a loud “Ooohh.”

Mrs. Trump was quick to reassure him, putting a hand on his shoulder and saying, “No problem. Don’t worry. It’s just water, OK?” Press aides said that would be the cue for your pool to depart, and as we did, Mrs. Trump could be heard telling the young visitor: “No worry at all. It happens.”


Melania is becoming known for exhibiting grace under fire. Last month, she responded to ‘salacious gossip’ surrounding the Stormy Daniels story with every bit of class her supporters have come to expect.

And while the youngster might not be so keen on his innocent blunder making headlines, the attention the quick interaction received was good for Melania’s cause that aims to quell childhood bullying. The first lady decided to talk about feelings as a way to further the ongoing dialogue.

US First Lady Melania Trump speaks during a discussion with local middle school students about their lives in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, DC, April 9, 2018. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The middle school students shared a variety of emotions from being “nervous” to feeling “responsible” and “thankful,” CNN’s Kate Bennett reported.

(Photo credit:  SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was also in attendance.

(Photo credit:  SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Melania was feeling both “excited” and “thankful,” according to Bennett.

The first lady also shared the day’s event on Twitter with some beautiful photos:


Close up. Photo via Melania Trump Twitter.
Close up. Photo via Melania Trump Twitter.

Despite being berated by a constant stream of vile attacks from Trump-hating bullies, the first lady holds her head high and never ceases to amaze with her seemingly endless reserve of grace and charm.

She’s certainly a living role model for her cause.


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