A Farewell Message from First Lady Melania Trump

 

Issued on January 18, 2020:

My fellow Americans,

It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as First Lady of the United States.

I have been inspired by incredible Americans across our country who lift up our communities through their kindness and courage, goodness and grace.

The past four years have been unforgettable. As Donald and I conclude our time in the White House, I think of all the people I have taken home in my heart and their incredible stories of love, patriotism, and determination.

I see the faces of brave young soldiers who have told me with pride in their eyes how much they love serving this country. To every service member and to our incredible military families: You are heroes, and you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

I think of all the members of law enforcement who greet us wherever we go. At every hour of every day, they stand guard to keep our communities safe, and we are forever in their debt.

I have been moved by children I have visited in hospitals and foster care centers. Even as they fight difficult illnesses or face challenges, they bring such a joy to everyone they meet.

I remember the mothers who have battled the disease of Opioid addiction, and have overcome incredible hardships for love of their children.

I have been inspired by the devoted caregivers for babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and communities that give these children the support and care they need to grow.

When I think about these meaningful experiences, I am humbled to have had the opportunity to represent a nation with such kind and generous people.

As the world continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, I thank all the nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals, manufacturing workers, truck drivers, and so many others who are working to save lives.

We grieve for the families who have lost a loved one due to the pandemic. Every life is precious, and I ask all Americans to use caution and common sense to protect the vulnerable as millions of vaccines are now being delivered.

In the midst of this hardship, we have seen the best of America shine through. Students have made cards and delivered groceries to our Senior Citizens. Teachers have worked twice as hard to keep our children learning.

Families have come together to provide meals, supplies, comfort and friendship to those in need.

Be passionate in everything you do but always remember that violence is never the answer and will never be justified.

When I came to the White House, I reflected on the responsibility I have always felt as a mother to encourage, give strength, and teach values of kindness. It is our duty as adults and parents to ensure that children have the best opportunities to lead fulfilling and healthy lives.

The passion for helping children succeed would drive my policy initiative as First Lady.

I launched Be Best[*] to ensure that we as Americans are doing everything we can to take care of the next generation. Be Best has concentrated on three pillars: well-being, online safety, and opioid abuse.

In a few short years, I have raised awareness of how to keep children safe online; we have made incredible progress on our nation’s drug epidemic and how it impacts the lives of newborns and families, and we have given a voice to our most vulnerable children in the foster care system.

Internationally, Be Best has evolved into a platform that encourages world leaders to discuss issues impacting the lives of children and allows them to share solutions. It has been an honor to represent the American people abroad. I treasure each of my experiences and the inspiring people I have met along the way.

As I say farewell to my role as First Lady, it is my sincere hope that every American will do their part to teach our children what it means to Be Best. I ask parents to educate your children about the courageous and selfless heroes who worked and sacrificed to make this country the land of the free. And to lead by example and care for others in your community.

The promise of this Nation belongs to all of us. Do not lose sight of your integrity and values. Use every opportunity to show consideration for another person and build good habits into your daily lives.

In all circumstances, I ask every American to be an ambassador of Be Best. To focus on what unites us. To rise above what divides us. To always choose love over hatred, peace over violence, and others before yourself.

Together, as one national family, we can continue to be the light of hope for future generations and carry on America’s legacy of raising our nation to greater heights through our spirit of courage, goodness and faith.

No words can express the depth of my gratitude for the privilege of having served as your First Lady.

To all the people of this country: You will be in my heart forever.

Thank you. God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.


* Be Best

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  1. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
    Eustace C. Scrubb
    @EustaceCScrubb

    A very classy and accomplished woman who will be missed. (She would be missed by even more people if the media hadn’t shunned her, quite aware that if given air time and page space she would have charmed the vast majority of the American people.)

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  2. MarciN Member
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    @MarciN

    I did not know Melania Trump has been working to improve life for children in foster care–all 400,000. I can tell to read her report that the First Lady knows of the problems children in foster care face. Clearly, her interest is sincere. Some of the worst problems are borne by the children who “age out” of the system unprepared for adult independent life, a group she mentioned specifically in her White House report. 

    Thank you for posting this speech. She has been a force for good. :-)

     

     

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  3. Instugator Thatcher
    Instugator
    @Instugator

    Well Done Mrs Trump! and thank you.

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  4. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    Melania has been a class act the whole four years.

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  5. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    MarciN (View Comment):

    I did not know Melania Trump has been working to improve life for children in foster care–all 400,000. I can tell to read her report that the First Lady knows of the problems children in foster care face. Clearly, her interest is sincere. Some of the worst problems are borne by the children who “age out” of the system unprepared for adult independent life, a group she mentioned specifically in her White House report.

    Thank you for posting this speech. She has been a force for good. :-)

    Thanks for highlighting this. I just added the Be Best summary video from three days ago.

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  6. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo
    @BossMongo

    Man, I love that Lady. Not just because she’s super smokin’ hot, but because she’s smart, competent, principled and motivated. She is, and ever shall be, The First Lady.

     

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  7. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    She is so beautiful, and so wonderful. It hurts to see her leave.

    And it hurts even more to see what will be replacing her. Yuck.

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  8. Mim526 Member
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    @Mim526

    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    Man, I love that Lady. Not just because she’s super smokin’ hot, but because she’s smart, competent, principled and motivated. She is, and ever shall be, The First Lady.

    Hear, hear. And most stylish First Lady we’ve had IMO. That speech was pure grace and class.

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  9. Rodin Member
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    @Rodin

    In some ways, the First Lady, was treated more badly than any in the President Trump circle. I measure the treatment in proportion to the provocation of that treatment. The First Lady has done nothing other than marry Donald Trump to draw scorn. As @bossmongo said, she possesses qualities that should have been admired by everyone in the nation and served as a role model for all. Instead she was variously un-personed when not being outright scorned or attacked. And for what? It is a tragedy wrapped in a travesty. 

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  10. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards
    @VanceRichards

    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    Man, I love that Lady. Not just because she’s super smokin’ hot, but because she’s smart, competent, principled and motivated. She is, and ever shall be, The First Lady.

    Although, the “super smokin’ hot” part doesn’t hurt. Also, foreign born. Imagine the press coverage had she been married to a Democrat.

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  11. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    The treatment she received by the media was abominable. I especially liked her Be Best video. She will leave her mark on the world, even though they tried to ignore her. All those children–they will remember her kindness and grace forever.

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  12. Joan of Ark La Tex Member
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    Classy Melania, her kindness are through action. The most beautiful First lady ever. She can heal the nation. You should see her daily post on Clouthub. So inspiring. Too bad this country is completely ruined and made ugly by disgusting far left Democrat propagandist Media Machines. 

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  13. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    Joan of Ark La Tex (View Comment):

    Classy Melania, her kindness are through action. The most beautiful First lady ever. She can heal the nation. You should see her daily post on Clouthub. So inspiring. Too bad this country is completely ruined and made ugly by disgusting far left Democrat propagandist Media Machines.

    Thanks for pointing out this new platform. I just joined as CliffordBrown, and followed MelaniaTrump.

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  14. Giulietta Coolidge
    Giulietta
    @giuliettachicago

    From the moment they arrived in D.C., Melania became a target. Designers declared that they didn’t want to dress her or see their designs on her. She wasn’t featured on a single magazine cover. It’s a terrible double standard of treatment, especially following the eight breathless years fawning over the Obamas.

    However: the fact that there was not a single mainstream publication that published anything on Melania should also be an indictment of conservatives and the media. Why should liberals own the newstands? Why is there no conservative equivalent to Vogue or Good Housekeeping? This should be food for thought- here we are lamenting (with good reason) why a lovely and worthy first lady was kept out of the limelight and I am wondering when conservatives are going to start investing in the infrastructure of those media institutions themselves beyond political criticism so we don’t have to sit here and wait for Anna Wintour from Vogue to come down from her high perch to grant a conservative First Lady the attention that is rightfully hers.

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  15. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
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    If these videos are disappeared Wednesday, here are the BitChute mirrored videos:

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/WSEi-YBt-Uw/

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/sMitmZxFi10/

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  16. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    I have two social media acquaintances who became active in supporting M’s “Be Best” program. One received a personal phone call from the First Lady – and she went into shock for a week. (Pleasantly so.)

    The other received a beautiful thank you note.

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