America especially, as it is the default 'Premier' nation at the moment, gives a lot of media attention to its First Lady (ok, much is mealy-mouthed, 'Liberal' cant and nastiness) and it is clear that much can be made of the contrast between the current lass, Melania Trump, and her predecessor, the frumpy Michelle Obama.
Despite the clear attractiveness of the multi-lingual (and multicultural) Mrs Trump, she has the additional attraction of humility and devotion which befits such elevation. Melania Trump looks up to the Virgin Mary - the Ultimate First Lady, Mother of God and Queen of Heaven.
She is a Catholic woman and met the Pope recently. She deported herself well. She dressed like a Catholic Lady attending a High Mass. Even up to a Mantilla. Nice touch.
It has been many years since a Catholic held court in the White House. The last ones were the Kennedys. The First Lady then, too, had a firmly feminine air about her. The media back then drooled over her. Not so much today. Kennedy was a left of centre chap while Trump is centre with a lean to the right.
This visit to the Vatican was one stop on a long 'first overseas trip' taken by the Trump regime. The Saudi Arabia reception was in the news with Melania defying the expected kow-towing that the Obama regime displayed. She did not cover her head. For the Pope, yes: for the King of the House of Saud, no.
The Trumps went to Israel and to the wailing wall too. There they deported themselves deferentially.
Mrs Trump is full of surprises. She wrote to the Pope before the 'State Visit' to the Vatican, asking if it would be ok to visit a hospital while she was over in Italy.
On Wednesday, First Lady Melania Trump surprised several kids at Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome with the “gift of tongue.”
When with the children, she spoke Italian.
OK, many a 'celebrity' or high-ranking person has visited kiddies in hospital, but for an American First Lady to talk to the children in a 'foreign' language - their language - is almost unprecedented.
But she speaks many languages. More than the ghetto-rap-speak of Mrs Obama.
According to Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, the First Lady spoke to these children directly in their native language — Italian.
“She went in the children’s [intensive care unit], which was very emotional,” Grisham said.
No other First Lady in American history has travelled abroad and used a secondary language to speak to locals — this is a first.
“She spoke to them in Italian, she signed bandages and she took lots of selfies,” Grisham added.
Now, as an Englishman and an Australian, I usually take little interest in the goings-on elsewhere, especially things American. Hah! As if. As a Tavern Keeper, people are always talking in the bars and telling me things.
Mrs Trump, I am told, speaks several other languages besides English and her native Slovenian. It’s been reported that she also speaks German, French, Italian and Serbo-Croatian.
Not just a pretty face.
There seems to be only scant American media coverage of the Trump expidition to foreign climes. The Lefist media do not seem to want to report even common humanity from their non-socialist President, let alone take full advantage of having a splendidly feminine First Lady.
Especially a President that respects Christianity instead of bowing to Islam.
I can only (thankfully) wonder what a pig's ear of the job that Mrs Clinton's 'First Gentleman' would have made of the job. (That is no gentleman: that is a cad).
America -part of it - looked forward to the first female President. But they had been upstaged by the British who now has its second female PM. The first of course was Maggie Thatcher. And who can forget her easily forgettable and in the background 'first chap', Denis.
He was a chap's chap. In the old school manner of course, although he did have his moments.
He seems to have made an impression on the last President, Obama, but Denis could afford to fool around while Obama could do little else.
Melania, has little in the way of competition or indeed anyone to emulate. There have been some quite feminine foreign first ladies, of course, in Europe. Not that they were appreciated by past incumbents of the office.
I don't think Michelle Obama cared much for the French anyway.
But enough of that. Let me leave you with some images while I go an pull a few pints.
And with the First First Lady, the quiet Jewish girl. (As portrayed, so beautifully.)
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