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Melania Trump is one of the most talked-about people in the world, and from her controversial fashion choices to her rules within the White House walls, she never fails to make viral news.
Unsurprisingly, the past few months have been no exception.
From her red gloves baffling the internet and her new statue causing controversy to being the subject of a sexist joke by her husband Donald Trump and her seeming to disappear recently, the past year has been all about Melania.
It isn’t her silence however that has made news this week, instead it’s her friendships, with the White House appearing to disprove Donald Trump’s claim that the First Lady had ‘gotten to know’ North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un.
Donald made the claim during the G7 summit in France, reportedly stating during a news conference:
‘I also say that, by the way, with respect to North Korea, Kim Jong Un, who I’ve gotten to know extremely well ― the first lady had gotten to know Kim Jong Un, and I think she’d agree with me ― he is a man with a country that has tremendous potential.’
Hours later however, a statement was issued from the White House, explaining that the First Lady hadn’t actually met Kim Jong Un.
‘President Trump confides in his wife on many issues including the detailed elements of his strong relationship with Chairman Kim,’ the statement read. ‘And while the first lady hasn’t met him, the president feels like she’s gotten to know him too.’
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