Inside the Beltway: Melania Trump shines on global stage with her diplomatic skills, grace - Washington Times:
"The news media continues to snipe at the White House.
But there’s some Trump triumph as well.
First lady Melania Trump is earning accolades for her grace on the global stage this week.
Yes, an admiring press chronicles every fabulous ensemble she wears down to the last fashion detail. But they also are applauding Mrs. Trump’s demeanor and diplomatic skills during her second overseas tour.
“While in Poland this week, she delivered a powerful and assured speech,” wrote Chris Spargo of The Daily Mail, noting that Mrs. Trump simply “shines.”
The public agrees.
A new Fox News poll released Friday found that 51 percent of Americans give the first lady a favorable review.
Mrs. Trump appears up to the challenge of her official role; she speaks five languages —and was spotted having a cordial conversation in German with Russian President Vladimir Putin when seated by him for the official G20 banquet at week’s end. Judging by the many photos from the moment, the exchange appears relaxed and convivial.
“During visits both abroad and at home at the White House, Trump has spent time with many of the spouses of world leaders, most of whom are women.
“The defining characteristic of Melania Trump’s opening months as first lady has been her humility. In that sense, Mrs. Trump is the first lady America needs,” summarized Rachel DiCarlo Currie in a new essay for Acculturated.com, also reprinted in National Review.
“We need a first lady who will, in a subtle, understated way, promote greater social cohesion at a moment when America is bitterly polarized and our elites seem increasingly disconnected from the lives of ordinary people..."