Melania Trump to announce formal Stage Monday during Rose Garden ceremony

Melania responds to critics

First Lady Melania Trump held a press conference to announce her formal platform on May 7, telling reporters that she's dedicating her time in the White House to helping the nation's children.

In a lengthy profile on the first lady published Monday, the Post noted "a persistent rumor [floating] around Washington that Melania doesn't really live in the White House and stays in a house with her parents and Barron near his suburban Washington school". Something unique though: "She has not narrowed her platform down to just one topic as has been done in the past", Stephanie Grisham told CNN.

"It remains our generation's moral imperative to take responsibility and help our children manage the many issues they are facing today, including encouraging positive social, emotional, and physical habits", said Mrs. Trump.

Cabinet members such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar are expected to help the first lady in the rollout of her platform.

Most modern wives of presidents have opted to choose one standout point of interest and use their elevated status to promote or encourage it. "Melania's dealing with a White House that is not exactly good at delivering a consistent message", said Peter Slevin of Northwestern University to NPR, also the author of Michelle Obama: A Life.

"Too often it's used in negative ways", she said. While children navigate many challenges in their daily lives, BE BEST will include three main pillars to include well-being, social media use, and opioid abuse.

For Trump, who didn't move to the White House full-time until June of past year, settling on a definitive initiative has taken a relatively longer amount of time compared to some of her recent predecessors.

At the White House, Melania and Donald Trump often don't eat dinner together, insiders told the Washington Post.

"Thank you ahead of time for sharing your own stories and your thinking on your struggles and triumphs".

Since her husband's inauguration, Melania has had to endure reports that she never wanted to be first lady, as well as revelations about her husband's alleged affairs and payoffs to other women.

The Guardian said that supporters see her announcement as a welcome, "if overdue", emergence as first lady.

During that meeting, the first lady appeared to indirectly address the elephant in the room: her husband's frequent use of name-calling in his tweets.

"I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic", said Trump. She attended the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush solo and deftly handled the state dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron. "I've now been criticized for my own devotion to handling this issue and I know will last".

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