Melania Trump gave her first campaign speech since the Republican Convention.
The aspiring First Lady talked about her appreciation of America, her early days in Slovenia and her husband, Donald Trump.
If Donald Trump wins the presidency, Melania will be the first foreign-born first lady in 187 years.
She spoke in Berwyn, a Philadelphia suburb.
She was introduced by Karen Pence, wife of Donald Trump’s running mate, who said: “She is so strong, she is also very accomplished, working her way up through the fashion industry… her love for America is boundless, just like her husband.”
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Wearing a powder-pink blouse and white skirt, Melania Trump glides on stage flashing a V-sign to the strains of Fifth Dimension’s Aquarius.
In her still-sharp Slovenian accent, Donald Trump’s wife started by remarking it’s been more than 500 days since her husband announced his candidacy: “This is not an ordinary campaign. It is a movement. A movement in which people feel included inspired and involved.
“He will make a fantastic president of these United States.”
Melania Trump remembered her life in Slovenia, saying: “I grew up in a small town in Slovenia near a beautiful river and forest. A small country that back then was under communist rule.
“Of course we always knew about the incredible place called America. America meant if you could dream it, you could become it.”
Melania Trump said about becoming an US citizen: “After a 10-year process which included many visas and a green card, in 2006 I studied for the test and became a US citizen. It is the greatest privilege in the world. I’m an immigrant and let me tell you no one values the freedom and opportunity more than me, both as an independent woman and someone that emigrated to America.”
She has been accused of working as a model in the US illegally in the past, but she has denied this.
Melania talked about how much her husband loves his country: “He loves this country and he knows how to get things done. He certainly knows how to shake things up, doesn’t he? He knows how to make real change.
“Donald knew he could not sit by anymore and watch what is happening in this country.
“What kind of country do we want? Do we want a country that is safe with secure borders? Yes? Do we want a country where everyone gets a fair shot?”
“Do we want a country that honors our constitution?” she continued.
As a future First Lady, she said: “It will be my honor and privilege to serve this country. I will be an advocate for women and for children.
“I’m a full-time mother to our [10-year-old] son Barron, an incredible boy.”
Melania Trump talked about her experience discussing politics with her young son, and how she wants him to know how lucky he is to be born an American.
“I want my little boy to know that he is blessed to have been born in a country that values individual freedom.”
“Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially for children and teenagers,” says Melania Trump about childhood bullying and online trolling.
“We have to find a better way to talk to each other to disagree with each other, to respect each other.”
She said that anti-bullying efforts will be one of her issues if she is to become first lady.
It’s “absolutely unacceptable”, Melania Trump added, when children are mocked, bullied and attacked online anonymously.
To some, Melania Trump’s remarks seemed at odds with her husband’s long history of using Twitter to insult people.
Melania Trump finished her remarks by promising her husband will “make America great again”.
“We must win on November 8th. And we must come together as Americans. We must treat each other with respect and kindness even when we disagree. I will be there to support my husband’s efforts to support all Americans when he is president,” she said.
“Donald Trump will make America fair. He will make America safe. He will make America prosperous. He will make America proud.”
Melania Trump walked off stage to the sound of Living in America by James Brown.
Former Olympic champion and politician Alina Kabaeva is set to become the future First Lady of Russia, according to recent reports.
Until now, Alina Kabaeva was Russia’s first sweetheart, because from 2008 reportedly she is in a relationship with Vladimir Putin.
Now President Vladimir Putin is officially divorced from his wife Lyudmila Putina and he can live his love with his beautiful lover alina Kabaeva.
So, who is Alina Kabaeva, who drove crazy one of the most powerful man in Europe?
Alina Kabaeva is set to become the future First Lady of Russia
Alina Kabaeva was born in 12 May 1983 in Tashkent, in former Soviet Union’s republic of Uzbekistan and from the beginning showed her love for sports. At the age of 3 she started to play rhythmic gymnastics and soon after showed her talent in it. At 15 she became European champion, as in her career she won 2 Olympic medals, 14 world and 25 European titles.
The daughter of former football star Marat Kabayev, Alina Maratovna Kabaeva retired from the sport in 2007, but showed the world that she won’t stay far from the spotlight. She played in movies, video clips and from the 2007 she is a member of Vladimir Putin’s party – United Russia – managing to enter the Parliament.
In the same year she met Vladimir Putin and they came close. So close that the European press has written quite a few articles about their romance. But this didn’t concern the Russian media, because it is forbidden to all the Russian journalists to refer to their relationship. However, rumours say Vladimir Putin has two children from Alina Kabaeva.
Except for the rhythmic gymnastics, Alina Kabaeva shows great talent in modelling. This has been proven by her photo shoots both in Vogue and Maxim magazines.
Agency news in Seoul reported that a mystery woman was sitting next to the young North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at a concert this week.
The question of who she was, and what she was doing sitting next to Kim Jong-Un, buzzed through South Korea’s news media.
North Korean media gave no details, but showed her accompanying Kim Jong-Un to various state occasions: bowing with him in front of his grandfather’s portrait to mark the 18th anniversary of Kim Il-Sung’s death, walking with him in a fitted black skirt suit and heels, and sitting next to him during the concert performances.
The Hankyoreh newspaper in South Korea said one picture taken during the performances showed the mystery woman with her hand on the armrest of Kim Jong-Un’s chair.
The normal posture for those in Kim Jong-Un’s entourage is to keep their elbows tucked respectfully in.
This, said the paper, indicated that she was either his wife, or his younger sister.
One picture taken during the performances showed the mystery woman with her hand on the armrest of Kim Jong-Un's chair
A similar discussion erupted six months ago, when an unnamed woman appeared beside Kim Jong-Un during his father’s funeral commemorations.
It is not known whether Kim Jong-Un – believed to be in his late 20’ – has married.
But North Korea’s two previous rulers did not routinely include their partners in public events, leading many to conclude that the new mystery woman is a family member.
Not South Korea’s Joongang Ilbo newspaper, though. Its headline this week asked: “Is Hyon the new first lady of NK?”
The paper identified Kim Jong-Un’s companion as Hyon Song-Wol, a former singer with North Korea’s Bochonbo Electronic Music Band, whose popularity, it says, peaked in 1995 with her hit song Excellent Horse-Like Lady.
She reappeared to perform for the new North Korean leader in March this year, says the paper, after six years away from the limelight, during which time she reportedly married and had a child.
An unnamed South Korean intelligence official was quoted as saying that “the two have known each other since they were in their teens, and… rumors about the two having an affair have been circulating among Pyongyang’s top elite”.
If true, Seoul’s rumor mill goes, what does that say about the workings of North Korea’s new leadership – and more particularly, about the mind of its young leader?
Has Kim Jong-Un chosen this smart young woman in western dress as his partner? Is he bucking hoary old tradition by appearing with her – perhaps still married – in public?
As usual, windows into North Korea throw up more questions than answers.
For now, ”mystery woman” she may remain.
But then, let us not forget, after six months in power, the man next to her – the heir to North Korea’s closed “Communist Monarchy” – is only slightly less of a mystery than she.
A picture of France’s First Lady Valerie Trierweiler taken on the beach when she was just 16 year-old reveals the natural elegance that has captivated new French President Francois Hollande.
Dressed in only a swimming costume with a silver chain around her neck and a hand in her chestnut brown hair, Valerie Trierweiler was renowned for her good looks and her ambition even as a school-girl.
Old friends remember Valerie Trierweiler, born Massonneau, as a girl used to turning heads but disinterested in the attention her looks brought her.
Instead she relished being independent and was one of only a few girls at school to own a moped which she enjoyed using to get around.
Valerie Trierweiler appeared to have set her sights firmly on rising from her humble origins and putting her difficult childhood behind her.
Raised in the town of Angers in the Loire Valley, she was brought up in a council house.
Valerie’s father, a clerk, had lost a leg after standing on a Second World War landmine in 1944 when he was 12.
His disability combined with being one of six children meant Valerie Trierweiler’s childhood was not easy and she appears to have adopted a steely manner which has been criticized.
A picture of Valerie Trierweiler taken on the beach when she was just 16 reveals the natural elegance that has captivated French President Francois Hollande
However old school friends defended the twice-divorced mother-of-three who is the First Lady in the Elysee Palace to be unmarried and have a job – she is a political journalist for Paris Match.
An old classmate from Joachim du Bellay High School recalled: “She was always very attractive and very pleasant with it.
“She had a lot of ambition. She knew where she wanted to go in life. She was one of the few girls at school to own a moped!
“Life was not easy at home, being one of six children but she never complained. She does not have a bad part to her character, she just has a lot of character!
“She has been described as cold but that is not the case she is simply reserved, protective. You could tell she had a promising future,” said Florence Pellé, Valerie Trierweler’s best friend at school.
“And she turned all of the boys’ heads as well! But she wasn’t really interested in the good-looking boys. She was looking for something else, someone more intellectual, deep.
“She always had a lot of charm. And notoriety has not changed her, she has remained the same, straight-forward.”
Old friend Loick Berrou added: “Valerie was fresh and full of life. Her beauty and charm shone through.”
Another old friend added: “She loved being outside. She would ride her bike, swim in the river and help out at a local farm.
“And she also did synchronized swimming!”
Residents in Angers are proud of Valerie Trierweiler’s elevation to the Elyse Palace.
Her face is displayed on the front cover of many of France’s magazines and proudly displayed in news agents across the town.
Her uncle Florent Massonneau said yesterday: “I am proud that that Valerie has become the first lady.
“As a young woman she had it all – beauty and intelligence.”
Florent Massonneau added: “Valerie did not have an easy childhood. Her father loved her very much but he was disabled. He lost a leg in the war.
“And he died young, too young. She was not even 21.”
Florent Massonneau lives around the corner from the council house that was Valerie Trierweiler’s childhood home, in the working class district of Monplaisir.
Her mother Jeanne still lives there.
Valerie’s mother, who worked as a cashier at the local ice-rink to make ends meet after her husband died, continues to play an important role in her daughter’s life.
Valerie Trierweiler has three sons, aged 15, 17 and 19 from her marriage to her second husband Denis Trierweiler, a sub-editor at glossy French magazine Paris Match.
First Lady Michelle Obama was challenged to a push-up contest on Ellen DeGeneres show during her California tour for promoting her health agenda.
The challenge began when Ellen DeGeneres asked Michelle Obama on her show: “How many push-ups can you do? Because I like to do a push-up.”
“I don’t know I can do some – can you? I know you’ve got these back issues,” Michelle Obama teased.
Ellen DeGeneres then stood up and took off her jacket, and a smiling Michelle Obama, who has completed push-ups with Archbishop Desmond Tutu stood up ready to take on the challenge.
They started doing the push-ups on the studio floor with the audience counting along – Michelle Obama completed an impressive 25.
“I thought it wouldn’t be good to show off the first lady so I stopped,” quipped Ellen DeGeneres after quitting.
“I thought this looks bad that I’m going to beat her. I’m 54 and you’re 48.”
First Lady Michelle Obama was challenged to a push-up contest on Ellen DeGeneres show during her California tour for promoting her health agenda
During the show, Michelle Obama also revealed some bedroom secrets regarding husband Barack.
He doesn’t pick up his socks.
“He thinks he’s neat but he has people who help him. I’m like it’s not you that’s neat. It’s the people who pick up your socks. Those are the neat people,” Michelle Obama told Ellen DeGeneres.
Michelle Obama also joined Ellen DeGeneres in a boogie for the benefit of the audience.
The First Lady has spent the last few days in California, promoting her health agenda and making high-profile TV appearances.
On Tuesday night Michelle Obama told Jay Leno: “I can’t sing.” She claimed that her husband was in the habit of serenading her.
Earlier on Wednesday Michelle Obama spoke in a vacant store in Inglewood which is set to refurbished as a health food store.
The First Lady praised efforts to improve public health, saying: “We’re not just making this generation healthy. We’re making the next, and the next and the next.”
The day before, she revealed that the President loves to serenade her by singing songs from Al Green, Marvin Gaye and other R&B greats.
“He does have a beautiful voice, and he sings to me all the time,” Michelle Obama told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.
Barack Obama gained attention in January for breaking out a bar of an Al Green song during a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in New York City.
But he also sings Marvin Gaye and even “a little Stevie”. That’s Stevie Wonder, for the uninitiated.
“He likes the classics,” Michelle Obama explained.
However, Michelle Obama’s appraisal of Republican front-runner Mitt Romney’s choir voice was a little less generous.
Mitt Romney surprised supporters in Florida with an off-pitch version of “America the Beautiful” on Monday, and Jay Leno asked Michelle Obama for her opinion.
“It’s beautiful,” she said after a pregnant pause, with a laugh and raised eyebrows.
“And it is America’s song, and it’s a song that’s meant to be sung by every American,” the First Lady said in a taped appearance for the NBC show.
Jay Leno told her: “That is right, regardless of political affiliation.”
Michelle Obama also cajoled Jay Leno into nibbling on apples, sweet potato fries and a pizza made with eggplant, green peppers and zucchini, breaking his long-held aversion for all-things-healthy in his diet.
Jay Leno once told a magazine he hadn’t eaten a vegetable since 1969, and he insisted he tasted his last apple in 1984. That didn’t dissuade the First Lady, who’s promoting her “Let’s Move!” campaign to get kids excited about fitness and healthy eating habits.
Earlier, Michelle Obama poked at him in a Twitter post, hinting she’d “get Jay to eat some veggies” on the NBC show. He did.
“That does smell very good. I assume this is sausage-pepperoni,” the comedian quipped as he eyed the pizza made with a whole-wheat crust.
Michelle Obama convinced Jay Leno to dip an apple in honey made from beehives in the White House garden: “It will help it go down easier,” she assured him.
“White House honey? That sounds bad,” Jay Leno told her.
“You know, with a different president that could mean a whole different thing, <<a little White House honey>>.”
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