Melania Trump has expanded her retinue to include a director of policy, director of operations, and communications director. Newsweek:
Melania Trump’s additions bring into question whether she is planning to step up her role in politics and in the public realm. Some have doubted whether she wanted the responsibility. She was slower to move into the White House than most wives of presidents, waiting nearly five months after her husband was sworn in to officially leave New York. The first lady seemed to fully embrace duties like decorating the White House for the holidays, and in December visited Hurricane Harvey victims without her husband.
“I am very excited to add these quality professionals to my already stellar team,” Trump said in a statement. “Each person filling their respective and vital role has shown true professionalism in their chosen career, and I am confident they will enhance my work on behalf of children everywhere, while helping me further expand my role as First Lady of the United States.”
Welcoming three new additions to the East Wing team today!! pic.twitter.com/WjTcB2DQ3O
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) January 11, 2018
The welfare of children appears to be Melania’s focus at this time. That is truly wonderful considering the fact that her husband and his party have voted to cut CHIP, the healthcare program, school lunches, and Betsy DeVos wants to wreck the public school system. Perhaps Melania can mitigate some of these negative influences.
No word on her cyberbullying program.