You probably missed it in the deluge of anti-Trump news this week, but first lady Melania Trump is making some waves on social media for the way that she approached a non-verbal military child in a wheelchair at a Toys for Tots toy drive.
According to The Daily Caller, the event happened Tuesday during the first lady’s visit to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., as part of a tour of two military installations and an aircraft carrier.
After Melania gave some remarks in a hangar, addressing military children and their parents, she helped roughly 100 kids sort toys for needy children into boxes.
“The scene was chaotic, with little children grabbing the toys and running to the other side of the hangar to put them in boxes. The children were yelling and running around in wild excitement. In the midst of the chaos, Melania could be seen regularly stopping and kneeling down to help a confused child — or to answer any question they had,” The Daily Caller reported.
In the midst of the holiday fray, Melania took a little bit of time out to help a special needs child by the name of Braydon.
A video shows what happened next:
No one in establishment media will show you this story – since they don’t care about good news from this admin & orange man bad – but this week @FLOTUS knelt down & engaged a non-verbal military child in a wheelchair.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 16, 2018
In the video, Melania can be seen approaching Braydon and then kneeling down to talk with him.
Braydon is seen making hand motions, presumably to communicate with her.
The video shows the first lady talking with him for about a minute and a half before moving on.
In a statement to The Daily Caller, Braydon’s mom said that the 12-year-old was thrilled to meet the first lady.
“He is so happy to meet Melania and how he says he is hungry from the excitement,” she said, adding that it was an “honor.”
Wonderful to be in Hangar 789 with many service members & their families at @JBLEnews! Our prayers remain with all those serving overseas this Christmas. God Bless you all! #USA pic.twitter.com/MkCeZlB23k
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 13, 2018
The first lady will also be donating something other than her time for children in need.
“The First Lady will be gifting 100 books to the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. Since starting in 2008, the program has distributed over 39 million books to less fortunate children, helping to reduce the illiteracy rate among children,” the Office of the First Lady said, according to The Daily Caller.
“Mrs. Trump will also be giving ‘Be Best’ totes filled with a coloring book and White House candies to all the children that will be helping out at the drive.”
It wasn’t the only reason the first lady was making news last week, either.
An incredible flight today on a V-22 to visit the service members aboard the USS George HW Bush. Thank you to ALL who serve! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/ylRIl37qwa
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 12, 2018
On her way to the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier, the first lady tweeted a picture of herself wearing the official cap of the ship — a tribute to the recently deceased 41st president, the namesake of the vessel.
Of course, you could have blinked and missed the coverage of this in the establishment media. What a surprise.
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