First Lady Melania Trump and first daughter and special assistant to the President, Ivanka Trump joined President Donald Trump in his trip to Europe for the G20 summit towards the end of this week, with a two-day stop in Poland to affirm U.S.’s alliance with the central European country.
Melania charmed the crowd in as described Poland as a “beautiful country”, while subtly touching on a range of issues close to her husband’s priority policies from American security to tackling terrorism.
In her signature poise and class, the First Lady said: “ As many of you know, a main focus of my husband’s presidency is safety and security of the American people. I think all of us can agree, people should be able to live their lives without fear, no matter what country they live in. That is my wish for all of us around the world.”
For Ivanka,, the trip is another opportunity for her to establish herself as a political figure and influential member of the Trump team. Ivanka gave social media updates on her activities. She visited the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes Thursday where she laid a wreath and paid respects to the Polish Jews who were killed during the Holocaust. Ivanka served as her father’s representative for the visit as he was unable to join.
Ivanka wrote on her Instagram: “It was a deeply moving experience to be able to visit The Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and the POLIN Museum of the History of the Polish Jews. It was a privilege to be able to pay my respects and remember with gratitude those who fought with such tenacity against all odds.”
Melania and Ivanka will both join the President in Germany for the G20.