Melania Trump would like to spend Christmas on an islandby Richard Bailey 07/12/2017 19:11:00 0 comments 1 Views
- The first lady appeared at Children's National hospital in Washington, D.C., on Thursday where she read a holiday favorite, 'The Polar Express'
- As part of the program she answered some questions from kids about her Christmas traditions
- Melania Trump was asked by one boy where she would go for Christmas if she could choose 'anywhere in the world'
- 'I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, a tropical island, with my family,' the first lady told the crowd
By Nikki Schwab, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 17:48 EST, 7 December 2017 | Updated: 19:11 EST, 7 December 2017
First lady Melania Trump confessed Thursday that she'd like to spend the Christmas holiday far, far away from Washington, D.C. – and from people, generally.
'I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, a tropical island, with my family,' the FLOTUS responded after a 10-year-old named Andy asked her where she would spend the holidays if she could go 'anywhere in the world.'
The first lady made her third trip this year to Children's National hospital in D.C. to greet children and read them her favorite holiday book, 'The Polar Express.'
First lady Melania Trump read one of her holiday favorites - The Polar Express - to kids at Children's National Thursday afternoon in Washington
First lady Melania Trump smiles at some of the patients at Children's National in Washington at an event Thursday where she read 'The Polar Express'
First lady Melania Trump gives a hug to Damian Contreras, who presented her with a Christmas ornament gift from the kids
First lady Melania Trump gives a wave as she spends time talking to some of the patients at a Northwest D.C. hospital on Thursday
First lady Melania Trump read 'The Polar Express' to a group at Children's National hospital in Washington Thursday evening
First lady Melania Trump is spotted greeting children at the Children's National hospital on Thursday
The first lady spent time talking with and greeting the patients after taking several questions from the crowd
First lady Melania Trump sported a signature look - a cream coat draped over her shoulders paired with a cream dress
As part of the programming in the hospital's giant atrium, the first lady participated in a brief Q&A.
Mrs. Trump was first asked about her favorite Christmas song.
'My favorite Christmas song is "Oh, Holy Night." And what is yours?' she asked a youngster, who replied, 'Jingle Bells.'
She was then asked about her dream holiday vacation spot, where she revealed she'd head to a deserted paradise.
Another child asked the first lady her favorite family Christmas tradition.
'Our family Christmas tradition is that Christmas Eve we have a dinner and we go to midnight mass or Christmas day mass the next day, and then another family dinner, and Christmas on the 25th, Santa comes, we open the presents,' she said. 'And spending time together,' she added.
Speaking of Christmas dinner, next a young girl named Olivia asked the first lady what is was she liked best to eat.
'Hi Olivia, nice to see you,' the first lady greeted back. 'My favorite thing to eat is some healthy food,' said the former model. 'And you feel very good after. Not too much eating. But we all enjoy.'
First lady Melania Trump was presented with an ornament during her visit to the Children's National hospital in Washington, D.C.
First lady Melania Trump wore a pair of snakeskin stilettos to meet kids at Children's National in Washington Thursday
First lady Melania Trump sent out a tweet en route to the Children's National saying she would be visiting with patients
'The most important part is to spend time with your family,' Trump added.
Finally, the first lady was asked about what was on her Christmas list for Santa.
'Oh, that's a nice one,' Trump murmured. 'I asked Santa for Christmas, peace on the world, health, love and kindness. Thank you.'
The first lady then talked about her love of the book Polar Express, while she read it to the group.
She then spent time talking to the kids, getting to as many youngsters as possible, before being presented with a gift – an ornament from the hospital, along with a bouquet of flowers.