First Lady Melania Trump Reads To Kids At NYC Hospital During National Read Across America Day

By Claire Parker, Parent Herald March 03, 04:42 am

First Lady Melania Trump surprised children and their families at the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center on Thursday via a visit. She met with the children and read to them at the pediatrics unit playroom as Thursday marked the National Read Across America Day.

One of the books that Melania read to the kids was the book entitled, "Oh! The Places You'll Go!" This book is her and her son Barron's favorite book. Thursday also marked the 113th birthday of Dr. Seuss and in line with this, Trump brought books from the Dr. Seuss classics, CNN reported.

During her visit, Trump said, "So it's reading day and I came here to encourage everyone to read and to just think about books and what you want to achieve in life and just extend your horizon and think very, very outside of the box."

The First Lady was smiling in the photos posted on her Twitter account. In one snap, she was seen wearing a royal blue inner clothing and a coat on top while she read to the kids. Another snap showed her outside with some of the kids and their parents. For the caption of one of the photos, Trump thanked them for welcoming her at the hospital and that her thoughts and prayers are with the children and their families. She used the hashtag "#GROWUPSTRONGER" in the tweet, KSHB reported.

This is not the first time that Trump visited the hospital. It was not stated, however, what Trump did at the hospital in the past. The visit of Trump came on the heels of the Washington trip to attend the first joint address of the president to the Congress. She also recently executed her first major social event at the White House as she hosted American governors and their spouses at the Governor's Ball.

This is not the first time that a First Lady celebrated Dr. Seuss. In the past, Michelle Obama hosted a Cat in the Hat event at the East Room of the White House.

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