Friday, 18 November 2016

Thrteen women married to the world's biggest dictators

At the back of every great man is a great woman, as they say. But who stands behind the world's biggest despots?

In good times and in bad, the ladies of the Dictators' Wives Club put up with a lot: corruption, political uprisings, and often other wives.

Some, like Rwandan first lady Jeannette Kagame, use their position to advocate for charitable causes. Others, like the president of Syria's wife, Mrs. Asma al-Assad, are pros at looking the other way and smiling for official Instagram photos.

For this list, we defined a dictator as a near-absolute ruler known for human-rights abuses, restrictions on freedom of the press, and oppression of opposition.

(1) President of Angola Mr Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his wife Mrs. Ana Paula dos Santos attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Russia at Maracana on June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

(2) Princess  Mrs. Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa , wife of Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa takes part in a rally marking the Freedom Palm Day (La Palme De La Liberte) in front of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in Paris, on May 26, 2012. The Freedom Palm Day, in which Bahrain participates as the guest of honour, is dedicated to promoting religious freedoms.

(3) Cameroon President Mr Paul Biya and his wife Mrs. Chantal Biya arrives at a polling station in Yaounde  as voting got off to a slow start in the country's presidential elections, which incumbent Mr Paul Biya seems assured of winning to extend his 29-year rule. The 78-year-old veteran is seeking a sixth term against 22 other candidates, with opposition complaining that his control over the electoral system is so complete the outcome is a foregone conclusion.

(4) Chad's President Mr  Idriss Deby and his wife Mrs. Hinda Deby arrive for a dinner with the French President as part of the Summit for Peace and Security in Africa at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France.

(5) Guinea Equatorial's President Mr Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo  and his wife Mrs. Constancia Mangue attend the funeral ceremony for former Spanish Prime Minister Mr Adolfo Suarez at the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid. Mr Adolfo Suarez, the prime minister who led Spain to democracy after decades of dictatorship and became its first elected premier after the death of General Mr Francisco Franco, died on March 23 aged 81.

(6) President of Gambia Mr Yahya Jammeh's wife, Mrs. Zeinab Suma Jammeh signs the 'Istanbul Declaration' after a special session on First Ladies' Leadership on Cancer Control as part of the 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Summit, at the Lutfi Kirdar Congress Centerin Istanbul, Turkey on April 14, 2016. Istanbul hosts the two-day 13th OIC Summit on the April 14-15, 2016 with the attendance by prime ministers and presidents from over 30 countries.

(7) United States of America First Lady Hillary Clinton pose for photographers with Kazakh President Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev  and his wife, First Lady Mrs. Sara Nazarbayeva , Almaty, Kazakhstan, Nov. 10, 1997. Mrs. Clinton is on a trip visiting former Soviet Republics.

(8) North Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Mr Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Ri Sol Ju, waves to the crowd as they inspect the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang, North Korea.

(9)  Britain's Queen Mrs. Elizabeth II  receives the President of Rwanda,  Paul Kagame  and his wife Jeannette Kagame at Buckingham Palace, in London, Dec. 6 2006.

(10) King of Swaziland Mswati III and Inkhosikati Lambikiza of Swaziland attend a dinner for foreign Sovereigns to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee at Buckingham Palace on May 18, 2012 in London, England. Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall hosted the event.

(11) Syrian president Mr. Bashar al-Assad and his wife Mrs. Asma walk in a street of Paris on Dec. 10, 2010. Al-Assad is on a two-days official visit to France.

(12) President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro  and his wife Cilia Flores  greet their supporters as they arrive to a pro-government rally in Caracas, Venezuela on Oct. 1, 2016.

(13) President of Zimbabwe and Zanu PF leader Mr.  Robert Mugabe  and his wife Mrs. Grace greets delegates during the official opening of the 6th Peoples Congress of Zanu-PF in Harare on Dec. 4, 2014. Robert Mugabe sought to shut down a bubbling succession battle at a key party congress, warning that his embattled deputy and onetime heir apparent could face criminal charges.

Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva meets Albanian first lady

Azerbaijan's First Lady Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva met with Albania's First Lady Mrs. Odeta Nishani, who is attending the Fourth Global Baku Forum, titled "Towards a Multipolar World" on March 10.

Expressing delight in seeing Albania's First Lady Mrs. Odeta Nishani in Baku,  Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva emphasized the significance of the Fourth Global Baku Forum.

Mehriban Aliyeva brought to the attention of Albania's first lady Odeta Nishani that she would gain an opportunity to get better familiarized with Azerbaijan within the framework of her visit to Baku.

Albania's first lady Odeta Nishani thanked for the invitation to the Forum. Saying this was her first visit to Azerbaijan, the guest emphasized that it has made a pleasant impression on her.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

2016 Ends with Three Supermoons,Thrills Skywatchers

This month November 13's full moon came the closest to Earth that it has been since 1948. Sky watchers and astrophotographers flocked to see the big, bright moon in all of its glory Sunday night.

The term supermoon has entered popular consciousness in recent years. Originally a term from modern astrology for a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90% of its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit, supermoon now refers more broadly to a full moon that is closer to Earth than average. But why is the moon closer to Earth at some times but not others?

 Photographers took a self-portrait with what he called the super-duper full moon in the background on Sunday evening in Eastham, Massachusetts. Cook said that as the moon was rising, it didn't look any bigger than other moonrises, but once it got higher in the sky later that night it did seem larger than a full moon at apogee, or the point in the moon's orbit at which it is farthest from Earth.

 Since the moon’s orbit is elliptical, one side (perigee) is about 30,000 miles (50,000 km) closer to Earth than the other (apogee). The word syzygy, in addition to being useful in word games, is the scientific name for when the Earth, sun, and moon line up as the moon orbits Earth. When perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system occurs and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, we get a perigee moon or more commonly, a supermoon!

The full moon of November 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century. The full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034.

The supermoon of December 14 is remarkable for a different reason: it’s going to wipe out the view of the Geminid meteor shower. Bright moonlight will reduce the visibility of faint meteors five to ten fold, transforming the usually fantastic Geminids into an astronomical footnote. Sky watchers will be lucky to see a dozen Geminids per hour when the shower peaks. Oh well, at least the moon will be remarkable.

 Photographers waiting for a chance to get out and photograph another big and bright full moon need not wait long. December's full moon will also be super albeit less super than November's full moon.

 Supermoon, or perigee full moon can be as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than an apogee full moon. However it's not always easy to tell the difference. A 30% difference in brightness can easily be masked by clouds or the competing glare of urban lights. Also, there are no rulers floating in the sky to measure lunar diameters. Hanging high overhead with no reference points to provide a sense of scale, one full moon looks much like any other.

Low-hanging moons, on the other hand, can create what’s called a moon illusion. When the moon is near the horizon it can look unnaturally large when viewed through trees, buildings, or other foreground objects. The effect is an optical illusion, but that fact doesn’t take away from the experience.

A supermoon is undeniably beautiful. And we can multiply that beauty by three as 2016 comes to a close.

October 16, November 14, and December 14: mark your calendar and enjoy the super moonlight.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Donald Trump’s Vow to Deport Up to Three Million Immigrants Would Mean

Washington D.C. — President-elected Mr Donald  Trump’s promise to deport 2 million to 2 million immigrants who have committed crimes suggested that he would dramatically step up removals of both people in the U.S. illegally and those with legal status. If carried out, the plan potentially would require raids by a vastly larger federal immigration force to hunt down these immigrants and send them out of the country.

Addressing the issue in an interview broadcast Sunday on the CBS program 60 Minutes, Donald Trump adopted a softer tone on immigrants than he did during his campaign, when he called many of them rapists and criminals immigrants. He instead referred to them as terrific people, saying they would be dealt with only after the border had been secured and criminals deported.

But by placing the number of people he aims to turn out of the country as high as 3 million, Mr. Donald Trump raised questions about which immigrants he planned to target for deportation and how he could achieve removals at that scale.

If Donald  Trump wants to deport 2 to 3 million people, he’s got to rely on tactics that will divide communities and create fear throughout the country, said Mr Kevin Appleby, the senior director of international migration policy at the Center for Migration Studies of NY. He would have to conduct a sweep, or raids or tactics such as those, to reach the numbers he wants to reach. It would create a police state, in which they would have to be aggressively looking for people.

The details are crucial to understanding the approach of a president-elect Donald  Trump who centered his campaign on a promise to build a border wall and deport lawbreakers. On Monday, Barack Obama said he would urge Donald  Trump to consider leaving in place his executive actions that have shielded from deportation immigrants brought to the United States of America illegally as children.

Asked  Donald  Trump on 60 Minutes whether he would seek to deport millions and millions of undocumented immigrants, Donald  Trump said his priority would be to remove people that are criminal and have criminal records.

What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records  gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million. We are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,  Donald  Trump said. But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.
Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995. The Center, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, D.C., examines and critiques the impact of immigration on the United States. Animated by a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted, the Center was established in 1985 to respond to the need for reliable, fact-based research in the immigration area.

Mark Krikorian has been the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a think-tank in Washington, D.C since 1995. The Center describes itself as an "independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, D.C. that examines and critiques the impact of immigration on the United States. Animated by a "pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted, the Center was established in 1985 to provide immigration research. Mark Krikorian is a regular contributor to the conservative publication National Review, and is as a regular participant at National Review Online's The Corner.

The Barack Obama administration has estimated that 1.9 million removable criminal aliens are in the United States of America. That number includes people who hold green cards for legal permanent residency and those who have temporary visas. It also includes people who have been convicted of nonviolent crimes such as theft, not just those found guilty of felonies or gang-related violence.

They certainly have that many to start, said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that supports reduced immigration.

But even if Donald  Trump’s numbers are correct  and many immigration activists dispute them  it is not clear Donald  Trump could carry out those deportations quickly without violating due process.

In many cases, convicts would have to go through immigration courts before they could be deported. Those courts are overwhelmed with huge backlogs, so obtaining deportation orders from judges can take many months  if not many years. Thousands of immigrants are serving jail sentences that under current law cannot be curtailed. According to official figures, as of June only about 183,000 immigrants had been convicted of crimes and also had deportation orders so they could be detained and removed quickly.

Mr. Donald Trump’s approach would in some ways be a continuation of policies Mr. Obama has pursued to focus immigration enforcement on convicted criminals.

In 2014, his administration issued guidelines instructing agents to make criminals the highest priorities for their operations. In 2015, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement figures, the majority of the 235,413 people deported 59 percent  were convicted criminals, while 41 percent were removed for immigration violations.

Under the Barack Obama administration we have already managed to calibrate our policy with heavy emphasis on criminal aliens, said Muzaffar Chishti, the director of the New York University School of Law office of the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research group.

Since 2009, Mr. Obama has presided over the deportation of about 2.5 million immigrants, prompting sharp criticism from advocacy groups. He did so in part to build political support for a broad revision of immigration laws that would have provided a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally.

Under a now-defunct program known as Secure Communities, the Obama administration used digital fingerprints shared by local law enforcement departments to find and deport immigrants who had committed crimes. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also partnered with local authorities to prioritize the arrest and detention of criminal aliens.

Both measures helped drive deportations to roughly 400,000 per year during Barack Obama’s first term. Multiplying that number by many times would almost certainly require reinstituting a program like Secure Communities and employing vastly more immigration agents, as well as using more aggressive tactics to find and remove immigrants who may have broken the law, according to Mr. Kevin Appleby of the Center for Migration Studies of New York.

If Donald Trump seeks to revive programs of close cooperation between local police and federal immigration authorities, he is likely to encounter legal challenges and resistance from dozens of cities and counties that have curtailed or rejected cooperation.

Donald Trump has said he would cut off federal funding for cities that refuse to help federal agents detain unauthorized immigrants. During his campaign, he highlighted terrible crimes by immigrants he said had escaped detection because of protective policies.

At a news conference in Chicago on Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat, sought to ease fears of deportation and harassment as he reiterated Chicago’s status as a sanctuary city for immigrants.

It is important for families that are anxious, it is important for children and adolescents that are unsure because of Tuesday, to understand the city of Chicago is your home, Rahm Emanue said. You are always welcome in this city.

Rahm Emanuel says the outcome of the United States of America presidential election won't impact Chicago's commitment as a sanctuary city for immigrants.

Chicago has been a sanctuary city since the late 1980s. That means authorities and city officials aren't allowed to ask residents about their immigration status during routine activities, like traffic stops.

Rahm Emanuel  spoke Monday at a news conference with United States of America Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, state legislators and health experts who say statements made by President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign have caused intense public anxiety.

Mayor Betsy Hodges has taken a personal stand against Donald Trump stating that Minneapolis Police will not assist federal agencies in detaining illegal immigrants.

According to Judicial Watch the policies defy guidelines created by the 9/11 Commission Report, which specifically calls on state and local authorities to help federal agencies crack down on illegal immigration.”

Donald Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding for cities that hold the sanctuary city designation.

Donald Trump’s mandate would force cities to drop the sanctuary city title and work together with federal agencies in detaining and prosecuting illegal immigrants.

In California, lawmakers in a Legislature dominated by Democrats rejected Mr Donald Trump’s numbers and plans. It is erroneous and profoundly irresponsible to suggest that up to three million undocumented immigrants living in America are dangerous criminals, said Kevin de León, the president pro tempore of the Senate. He said Donald Trump’s figures were “a thinly veiled pretense for a catastrophic policy of mass deportation,” and he told immigrants, the State of California stands squarely behind you.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday that he has no plans to change the Los Angeles Police Department ’s stance on immigration enforcement, despite President-elect Trump’s pledge to toughen federal immigration laws and deport millions of people upon taking office.

For decades, the Los Angeles Police Department  has distanced itself from federal immigration policies. The Los Angeles Police Department prohibits officers from initiating contact with someone solely to determine whether he or she is in the country legally, mandated by a special order signed by then-chief  Daryl Gates in 1979. During Beck’s tenure as chief, the department stopped turning over people arrested for low-level crimes to federal agents for deportation and moved away from honoring federal requests to detain inmates who might be deportable past their jail terms.

What the world can expect from New First Lady Melania Trump

President-elected Donald Trump’s victory speech on Tuesday evening, which sealed an astonishing win over Hillary, was stunning in many aspects. Moderate sentiment, conciliatory tones, an appeal for unity: all were unexpected hints that Mr. Donald Trump would undergo a gracious reimagining even as he remoulded the presidency in his own image. Fashion-watchers, however, were less shocked. Mrs. Melania Trump, the 46-year-old third wife of the Republican president elect, has been undergoing a subtle transformation, sartorially-speaking, for several months.

Melania Trump has sought, over the course of the campaign, to elevate her style. The thigh-split dresses have been replaced by more demure shift dresses from Michael Kors. Low-cut necklines have been superseded by high-necked jumpsuits. She may have even taken tips from Ivanka Trump, who is so expert at dressing for the political occasion that she simultaneously managed to introduce her father as the Republican nominee for president in July and ensure that the pale pink, knee-length sheath number she was wearing from her own fashion line subsequently sold out at Macy’s and Nordstrom. Shop Ivanka’s look from her #RNC speech, read the tweet, with a link to her dress.

Melania Trump wears clothes her way, and according to her own agenda. Why else would she don a white silk Ralph Lauren jumpsuit for her husband’s victory speech: a clear reference to the white Ralph Lauren pant suits Hillary wore at critical moments in her campaign, for the Democratic National Convention in July, and at the third presidential debate, and which spawned a hashtag wearwhitetovote? Of course, white is a familiar choice for Melania. She has always favoured the kinds of pale pastels, whites and creams that indicate there’s a limousine round every corner, and a dry-cleaning bill comprising figures to rival the GDP of a small European country Slovenia, for instance  where Melania was born. But choosing to wear a designer, a colour and a style so closely aligned to the image of her husband’s rival cannot be coincidence.

That’s not to say she’s curbed the sexiness altogether. A former model, Melania ploughs the trophy wife furrow with more attention to detail than most. Witness the closely fitted, white Roksanda Margot dress she wore in July, with salon-fresh hair and sky-high nude courts presumably to offset the fact of its being from Net-A-Porter’s bridal range). Or the Emilia Wickstead pink crepe top and white high-waisted skirt she chose to deliver a speech in Pennsylvania on the campaign trail, which enhanced her pin-up proportions.

Mrs. Melania Trump knows that her image must square with the affluence people have come to expect from her husband. Ergo, her accessories are an expert exercise in ticking the boxes of prosperity. There’s the Hermès Birkin and Chanel quilted handbags (in those hyper-feminine blush and cream colours), the car-to-carpet Louboutins, the emerald-cut Graff wedding ring, all topped off with freshly blow-dried hair, Colgate white teeth and the dewy, age-defying complexion.

And while this high-maintenance image will prevail when Melania enters the White House, it will be interesting to see whether she seeks to temper it with more affordable brands, as Michelle did (she paid “homage” to her predecessor in a much-derided speech, after all). Obama worked this strategy to impressive effect, careful to mix lower-priced brands such as J Crew into her FLOTUS wardrobe. Melania will presumably stick to the labels she loves and purchases for herself from Net-A-Porter – Dolce & Gabbana, Roksanda, Balmain, Michael Kors – but she may well fall for a Self Portrait dress, or even debut styles from Ivanka’s affordably-priced eponymous range. She would be wise to favour predominantly American designers, and to respect the sartorial codes set out by the Duchess of Cambridge and Obama, who both are careful to convey deference with their clothes, wearing Italian designers when visiting Italy, for instance.

Melania understands the calculated effect her wardrobe plays, make no mistake. I must admit I choked when she wore the fuchsia Gucci pussybow blouse in the aftermath of the tape scandal which threatened to derail her husband Donald Trump’s campaign. Was it an attempt at humour? Maybe, but then again, maybe she just likes fuchsia. Whatever the conclusion, Melanie will be bold in her fashion choices. In 2000, she told the NY Times she would be “very traditional  like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy” should her husband ever become president. This is going to be interesting.

Magazine with New First Lady Melania Trump’s nude photos going for $500 on eBay

The “Nude Supermodel Special” issue of GQ magazine – featuring New First Lady Melania Trump wearing little but a sultry smile – is going for $500 or more on eBay.

“Due to mature artistic content, winning bidder MUST be 21 years of age,” one seller asking $499 posted with their item. “By bidding, buyer affirms they are at least 21 years of age.”

A British version is listed at $475 GBP (just under $600 in U.S. dollars).

The supermodel was known as Melania Knauss at the time of the photo shoot. She and Mr Donald Trump married in 2005 and held their reception at Trump’s iconic Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.

Melania Trump will be the best New First Lady ever

Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy, fluent in Spanish, Italian and French humanised the White House, presented the U.S. in its best light and held world leaders from de Gaulle to Khrushchev in her thrall.

The John F. Kennedy Administration’s 1,000 day reign over the United States is romanticised by historians as “Camelot” but the wishful mysticism belies the fact that the world was on a knife’s edge during that time.

United States of America relations with the Russia were at an all-time low as the two superpowers continually antagonised each other; the arms race, The Bay of Pigs, The Cuban missile crisis and the beginning of serious American military involvement in Vietnam.

In 2016, the world once again is a terrifying place; relations between the U.S. and Russia are fractured, Syria is a bloodbath, the hydra that is ISIS continues to rear its ugly head throughout the Middle East and the Boko Haram insurgency are all evidence to this fact.

The late United States of America President, Roosevelt advised: “Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far”. In the combination of Donald Trump and Melania Trump we have just that she’s softly spoken and The Donald carries a big stick!

Mr Donald Trump strikes me as a leader who will get things done. Appreciative of his strength and conviction, leaders such as Putin and Netanyahu have lauded his crushing victory in the United States of America presidential election.

The perfect counterweight to President-elect Donald Trump is his poised and beautiful wife Melania Trump.

The first FLOTUS to be born outside of the United States of America since Louisa Adams (wife of John Quincy Adams, Melania has a deep appreciation of the privilege it is to be an American. Born in the former Yugoslavia, Melania Trump grew up under an oppressive communist dictatorship.

Childhood friends from her humble hometown of Sevnica recall the then Melanija Knavs living with her family in communist-style apartment housing that looked over a sea of smoking factory chimneys.

Her classmates describe Melania Trump as an excellent student, very organised, disciplined and with very decent manners who dreamt of escaping the oppression of Yugoslavia. As Melania Trump recently reminisced, America seemed a fairytale and United States of America meant if you could dream it, you could become it.

Armed with stunning looks, an excellent intellect and sharing her distant predecessor Jacqueline’s linguistic talents (Melania fluently speaks five languages  Slovene, English, Russian, German and French, Melania Trump forged an international career as a top fashion model, first in Milan and Paris before relocating to N.Y. in 1996, becoming a lawful permanent resident in 2001 and obtaining United States of America citizenship in 2006.

On the 17th of January 2017, Melania Trump will assume the role of New First Lady of the United States.

Joining President and Melania Trump at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will be their 10-year-old son Barron. For the first time since little John-John Kennedy played under his father’s desk in the oval office, the White House will be occupied by a child presidential son.

Melania Trump, like the predecessors she publicly claims to most admire, Jacqueline and Betty Ford, will be first and foremost a wife and mother. Just like those predecessors, she will bring dignity and glamour to the White House.

The cornerstones of modern diplomacy are understanding and empathy. Melania Trump brings the knowledge and experience of a global citizen to her largely isolationist husband’s presidency. It requires little imagination to picture Melania Trump charming Putin in Russian in the Rose Garden or captivating Angela Merkel in German in the Blue Room.

Donald Trump is seen by some as brash and prone to fits of pique. Melania Trump softens that. She is clearly a very calming influence for her husband Donald Trump.

Melania Trump is also clearly no blindly loyal dolly-bird as some of her detractors may have the public think, an example in case being her very public disappointment at her husband’s “grab-them-by-the-pussy” comments. Melania will not be backward in coming forward to offer helpful and constructive criticism of her husband and his administration.

Although she maintained a relatively low-key role in her husband Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Melania Trump has indicated that her special projects will be to combat cyber-bullying, especially among children and to focus on women’s health issues  important issues that will have resounding and positive impacts around the world.

Melania Trump is not one to assault the perceived glass-ceiling like Hillary and Michelle; women who seemed uncomfortable in their husbands’ shadows and hungered for the spotlight themselves. Melania Trump seems more likely to be the old-fashioned calming influence and power behind the man a most important role lost on feminists who use quotas to advance the moderately talented.

It is not hard to imagine Melania Trump encouraging President Donald Trump to find and destroy Boko Haram rather than holding a twee sign on social media with the bringbackourgirls handle.

From one Housewife to another, Melania Trump, I think you’ll do a brilliant job as chatelaine of the White House and I’m thrilled that You’re hired!

Mrs. Melania Trump’s Modeling Days in Paris: Lessons in Determination

As emboldened as President-elected Donald Trump is in blasting his views, his wife Melania Trump would appear to be the antithesis. But the two might be on even ground when it comes to determination and steely work ethic.

Having shared a Paris apartment with Mrs. Melania Trump in the mid-Nineties at the dawn of their modeling careers, Victoria Silvstedt described her as very determined, very ambitious, so strong-minded, very Slovenian and such a good person. Melania Trump was modeling for Marilyn Gauthier and Silvstedt was at Metropolitan. We were just starting out together. At the beginning of your career, you would run to 12 castings a day with your model book, competing with hundreds of girls at each casting. We basically would spend the day on the Métro, on the subway underground. This was the time before cell phones. We were in a different country without speaking the language, Silvstedt said. “It’s not easy to move in with a stranger coming from two different countries. We really, really got along very well. She would never go out and want to party. She was very determined, very serious in her work.

Recalling their early days, she said, When you move to Paris, the first thing your agent tells you is, ‘Lose weight, lose weight. Don’t do sports.’” As an athlete, and former competitor on the Swedish ski team, that was an adjustment. “I was always very muscular. It was a tough transition going from the beauty queen Miss Sweden with a sporty and healthy look to Paris where they want to starve you. They said, ‘Don’t even take the stairs because it will make your legs big.’ It was quite a culture. When you’re young, you take all of that seriously.

As young models, they often ate at home together, making simple salads like tuna. Every time we ate something we would say, ‘Now we must work.’ We used to run up and down the stairs to burn it off. We were very determined,” Silvstedt said. “We didn’t care that they told us not to build up muscles because we had to burn the calories.

Describing Trump as stunning, gracious and real class, Silvstedt said Melania Trump will take on the role of first lady very, very well. Asked if she plans to reach out to Trump, Silvstedt said, “No, I’m not that kind of person. If I see her  well, it’s going to be hard to see her now laughs.

Melania Trump was very high-fashion. She will be a beautiful first lady  that’s for sure. I’m sure a lot of designers want to dress her and will fight to dress her, Silvstedt said. My mom came to visit us once for a week in Paris. She told my mom, ‘One day, I will be famous like Sophia Loren.’ Melania’s style icon was always Sophia Loren. That was the idol she had in her life the look, the beauty, her mystery,” Silvstedt said. That line hit me so hard yesterday when I saw her at the White House. I thought, ‘Wow  there she goes.’ She has showed me. She must have had that inner strength knowing that something bigger was about to come. I don’t know  unbelievable.

Super Moon With Super First Lady Melania Trump In Washington D.C.

For  Melania Trump first trip to Washington, D.C. as the New First Lady, Melania Trump stuck with a demure all-black ensemble as she accompanied her husband Donald Trump to the White House.

The 46-year-old former model donned a double breasted black coat, a black skirt, and black Christian Louboutin pumps on Thursday, choosing a rather somber outfit for their appearance at the nation's capital Washington D.C.

Although Mrs. Obama wasn't seen at all during the trip, Melania Donald had a private meeting with the First Lady and Joe Biden's wife Jill before she and the president-elect traveled to Capital Hill together.

Melania Trump's monochromatic ensemble was a far cry from the $4,000 white Ralph Lauren silk crepe jumpsuit she wore on election night.

And while Michelle is a fashion icon in her own right, it's unclear what she wore to greet Melania Trump in the White House for the first time.

While Barack Obama and the president-elect Donald Trump met at the White House on Thursday morning for more than 90 minutes in a public display of unity following the election,  Mrs. Michelle was no where to be seen.

During the trip, Donald Trump and Melania Trump were photographed holding hands as they walked alongside Majority Leader Mich McConnell and Vice President-elect Mr Pence.

The couple met with House Speaker Paul Ryan, who showed them the views of Pennsylvania Avenue, as well as the inaugural stand that is being built, from his balcony on Capitol Hill before they posed for photographs together.

The Slovenian born mother-of-one Melania Trump left her highlighted hair loose around her shoulders, opting for natural-looking make-up and a nude lip.

Donald and Melania departed from LaGuardia airport in New York at 9:36 am on his way to Washington on Thursday morning on his personal aircraft, a 757, emblazoned with his name. They arrived at Ronald Reagan National Airport just after 10:30 am.

The future first couple Mr and Mrs. Donald Trump entered the White House complex twenty minutes later via a back entrance through the South Lawn that is inaccessible to media.

Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, owner of the New York Observer and a senior adviser to the president-elect’s campaign, was also in tow.

Jared, who is married to Donald's oldest daughter Lvanka Trump, was seen in the Oval Office as Donald and President Obama spoke to the media.

Takeaways on Donald Trump's first five days

President-elected Donald Trump is compulsively improvisational, and ran the most successful back-of-the-napkin operation in American political history, but the challenge confronting him is, by his own admission, nothing like anything anybody has ever faced. Like practically everybody else in the country, Donald Trump despite his statements to the contrary really didn’t think he’d be spending this weekend trying to staff the upper management of the world’s only one remaining superpower. 

President-elected Donald Trump transition process was practically non-existent  and was thrown into chaos by the ouster of New Jersey Governor . Chris Christie by allies of Vice President-elected Mike Pence and Donald  Trump Tower staffers, who feared that Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal would overshadow their efforts.

It’s been five days since the reality TV star became the reality president and judging from his public pronouncements and a slightly dizzy 60 Minutes appearance, he still seems to be grappling with the vast implications of his stunning and unexpected victory. But in the past few days  amid protests in several major cities of United States of America and a massive case of the national frights about his fitness to govern  Donald Trump has made a handful of moves that offer the first hints of what kind of president he will be.

So what do we know? He’s basically the same brash invader who sacked the establishment citadel on Election Day  but seems a lot more flexible than the sloganeering populist who vowed, in an oath of iron and blood, to build that wall, trash Obamacare and overcome the rigged system.

In the space of the last 48 hours, a mellower, more presidential Donald Trump seems a bit more comfortable with the system he will soon lord over: His selection of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has already sparked a mini-rebellion among some supporters who were hoping Donald Trump would, for real, detonate the establishment.

Reince Priebus would not have been my choice, longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone told me. It's going to upset people but one appointment does not an administration make.

The presidency is, simply put, the most complex job on the planet  and has bedeviled men with far more preparation and experience. Will he imperiously control his underlings  like he did on The Apprentice?" Or will his disinterest in the mechanics of governing render a politician whose appeal is rooted in strength a staff-controlled weakling? Nobody knows  especially Donald Trump.

Here are five takeaways from Donald Trump’s 5 days as improbable president-elect Donald Trump.

He’s going to build a big, beautiful what? Since his election (and a 90-minute sober sit-down with a suddenly admirable Barack Obama he’s softened nearly every one of the big, bold policy promises he made  to wild approval at his rallies. He's always bought himself wiggle room by emphasizing his flexibility as a deal-maker, but back-pedaling has been the prevailing feature of his short pre-presidency.

Donald Trump says he won the election “easily, but he’s well aware that’s not exactly the case, people in his orbit freely admit. Hillary Clinton is likely to prevail by one or two percentage points in the popular vote nationally, when California completes its long, slow count this week — and that erodes his argument for having a clear mandate, Democrats say.

Moreover, he’s well aware of the frayed nerves, domestic and foreign, in the wake of his win.

Repeal and replace Obamacare? Sure, but only if some version of the prohibition against discrimination of patients with preexisting conditions is preserved.

Lock her up? Not a big priority. Let’s talk infrastructure, he says.

Drain the swamp of lobbyists and special interests? Eventually, but not right away. Everybody that works for government, they then leave government and they become a lobbyist, essentially. I mean, the whole place is one big lobbyist, he told CBS. “I'm saying that they know the system right now, but we're going to phase that out.

The threat to re-evaluate security partnerships with allies like South Korea? One call to Seoul cleared that up on the eve of his victory  he reiterated in standard-president-ese his commitment to maintain the status quo.

That deportation force that will forcefully eject millions of illegal south-of-the-border types? That’s been modified, in the course of several interviews, to a more moderate plan to more aggressively catch and punish illegals who commit crimes here.

How about the 800,000 college students who might deported if Donald Trump repeals Barack Obama’s 2012 executive order? Reince Priebus, Donald Trump’s new right-hand, told MSNBC the day after the election: “He’s not calling for mass deportation” not a mass rollback of Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

But the biggest non-shocker came on Sunday night when 60 Minutes host Leslie Stahl asked Donald Trump if he still planned to build his big beautiful wall with Mexico  or whether less drastic measures will do.

In certain areas, a wall is more appropriate, he said I'm very good at this, it's called construction but here could be some fencing.

Reince Priebus reigns. Cue the theme song for the “Odd Couple”  and an updated version of the show's iconic opening question: Can two men who want to dictate the direction of the Republican Party share a West Wing without driving each other or Donald Trump crazy?

On Sunday, the campaign announced the not-unexpected news that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus  one of the few mainstream GOP leaders to remain mostly loyal through Trump's darkest days would be awarded the most powerful job next to the presidency, chief of staff. Steve Bannon, the enigmatic Trump Whisperer who runs Breitbart, an alt-right news/propaganda emporium that has been accused of antisemitism and sexism, was given the important but subsidiary position of chief strategist and counselor.

In a statement, Donald Trump described the two men The dapper, disciplined and deeply establishment Reince Priebus  Felix and the rumpled, rich, literary, laid back, and zealous Steve Bannon Oscar “equal partners to transform the federal government.

They aren’t. Donald Trump, who is not exactly a student of presidential history, may not know it yet but he will eventually: Chiefs of staff, by definition, run things  controlling the day-to-day flow of information that reaches the president, critical under-the-radar appointments (like deputy cabinet secretaries) and, most importantly, the tenor and direction of the communications, political and legislative teams that determine the direction of an administration.

One senior Trump aide likened Reince Priebus to one of Donald Trump’s property managers, His attitude is just get the job done, and do anything you need to so.

Steve Bannon's role of counselor last occupied in the Barack Obama White House by John Podesta can be a powerful position, but it is essentially advisory, and fits Steve Bannon’s chosen and paradoxical role during the campaign. He was a goad, pushing Trump to take on a crooked system run, in his view, by international bankers and biased media. But he was also an insecure candidate's Linus blanket, calming Donald Trump down and urging him to resist the urge to haphazardly tweet or defend himself to distraction.

Steve Bannon doesn’t give about the day-to-day stuff, and didn’t want to get into that kind of minutiae during the campaign, so he’ll be cool with this,” said a Donald Trump ally close to both men. “People get Steve Bannon all wrong They think Trump loves him for the ideology. Wrong. He’s businessman. He loves him because he helped him win. That’s why he’s in the White House, period.

Two West Wings? No two presidential advisers  never mind the fact that are the first two presidential advisers appointed by Donald Trump  have ever represented such radically different visions of the conservative movement as Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.

Donald Trump aides say everybody gets along pretty, pretty well. But suppressed rivalries have a way of popping up under the pressure of running the country.

Even before Donald Trump takes office, the Reince Priebus-Steve Bannon appointment set up a natural, if not irreconcilable, factional division in the West Wing  possibly pitting the arch-anti-establishment Bannon and the why-can’t-we-all get-along, big-tent conservative Priebus, against each other.

The 44-year-old chief-to-be has never held a government job before, but he’s a seasoned and temperate political operative who rose from running the Wisconsin GOP to the big national job by dint of his flexibility and commitment to enlarging the party’s appeal. It was Reince Priebus who presided over the famous-infamous 2012 Republican National Committee post-mortem of Mitt Romney’s losing campaign, which pinned the blame on an archaic ground-and-data operation and policies which alienated blacks, Hispanics and women.

Our message was weak; our ground game was insufficient; we weren't inclusive; we were behind in both data and digital; our primary and debate process needed improvement, Reince Priebus said when the document  which was shredded, burned and mocked by Trump’s team in 2016 was released four years ago. "There's no one solution. There's a long list of them.

But Reince Priebus is a pragmatist, and the RNC’s commitment to providing Donald Trump with the rudiments of a battleground ground game coupled with Donald Trump’s innate appeal to white working-class voters helped deliver his candidate’s big win in the upper Midwest  including a razor-thin victory in basic-Blue Wisconsin.

Steve Bannon couldn’t be any more different. His conception of the GOP establishment is as a diseased host organism ripe to be taken over by outsider candidates who tap the coiled rage of the forgotten men and women of the lapsing white electorally majority. Under Steve Bannon, Breitbart has become a traffic-driving, baldly pro-Donald Trump site promoting a populist, anti-globalist agenda that targets establishment Republican stances on trade, world affairs and the inclusiveness championed by Reince Priebus and the party’s macerated mainstream.

Most importantly, the 62-year-old Steve Bannon former naval officer and Goldman Sachs investment banker has encouraged a war’s worth of Donald Trump frontal assaults  and was one of the principal authors of the President-Elect’s Midnight-in- United States of America closing argument that targeted bankers, media elites and the Democratic coalition of minorities and coastal elites as villains who were keeping U.S. from being great again.

Donald Trump likes to have his subordinates battle it out  but this is something else, said one senior Republican party official friendly with Reince Priebus. This is either going to be ‘Team of Rivals’ or Hunger Games’  or maybe both.

Reince Priebus is close to the squeaky-clean and policy-obsessed House speaker  a widow’s peaked anti-Trump who delayed his endorsement, then flayed the GOP nominee for the Access Hollywood tape.  Donald Trump returned the favor by calling the speaker weak and ineffective while tweeting (a month before Election Day, Despite winning the second debate in a landslide every poll, it is hard to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support!

But Donald Trump’s pique with Ryan was nothing compared with Bannon’s animus, which pre-dated the candidate’s tussle with the former House Ways and Means Committee chairman. Steve Bannon railed against Ryan as the enemy and claimed his policies were aimed at creating a one world government, according to Breitbart insiders interviewed by The Hill’s Jonathan Swan.

When one staffer suggested building a bridge to Ryan in a December 2015 email leaked to Swan, Steve Bannon replied that his goal was to see Ryan gone by spring.

Paul Ryan and Donald Trump have, for the moment, patched things up  the speaker lavishly praised Donald Trump’s win and even gave him props for minimizing GOP congressional losses, a move which one Trump associate called “paying his tribute. And Ryan is likely to stay out of the firing line as long as Reince Priebus remains in the president-elect’s good graces.

I think it could be a problem, said one top Donald Trump adviser who has talked with him several times since Election Day. Reince Priebus is Paul's guy, not Donald Trump's.

Donald Trump is nervous  and he should be. White House officials present for Donald Trump’s visit to the Oval Office last week said the man who ridiculed Barack Obama and questioned the legitimacy of his birth certificate seemed genuinely humbled by the encounter and grateful for assistance.

It's enormous. I've done a lot of big things, I have never done anything like this, he told Stahl of his reaction to being elected.  it is so big, it is so  it's so enormous, it's so amazing. I realized that this is a whole different life for me now.

Trump Appears to Soften Stance on Immigration, but Not on Abortion

Washington D.c.— President-elect Donald Trump appeared to soften some of his hardest-line campaign positions on immigration on Sunday, but he also restated his pledge to roll back abortion rights and used Twitter to lash out at his critics, leaving open the possibility that he would continue using social media in the Oval Office and radically change the way presidents speak to Americans.

Donald Trump at first prime-time television interview since his upset victory on Tuesday, Mr. Donald Trump repeated his promise to name a Supreme Court justice who opposed abortion rights and would help overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized them, returning the issue to the states.

Asked where that would leave women seeking abortions, Mr. Donald Trump, on the CBS program 60 Minutes, said, Well, they’ll perhaps have to go  they’ll have to go to another state.

On immigration, he said the wall that he has been promising to build on the nation’s southern border might end up being a fence in places. But he said his priority was to deport two million to three million immigrants he characterized as dangerous or as having criminal records, a change from his original position that he would deport all of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country. Barack Obama has deported more than two million undocumented immigrants during his time in office.

Mr. Donald Trump said that undocumented immigrants who are not criminals are “terrific people,” and that he would decide how to handle them after the border is secure. The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, echoed the president-elected, Donald Trump saying on Sunday that there would be no deportation force, something Mr. Donald Trump had promised to create early in his campaign.

Mr. Donald Trump also said he considered the Supreme Court decision last year that validated same-sex marriages as settled, and that he was fine with that. He endorsed popular aspects of President Obama’s health insurance law, including a provision that requires coverage of people with pre-existing medical conditions and one that allows young people to remain on their parents’ plans until the age of 26.

But even as he appeared to inch toward the political center, Mr. Donald Trump used a series of postings on Twitter to argue that The New York Times’s coverage of him has been Bad and very poor and highly inaccurate. He falsely stated that The Times had issued an apology to readers, an apparent reference to a letter to readers from The Publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., and its executive editor, Dean Baquet. The letter noted the unpredictable nature of the election and said The Times aimed to rededicate itself to “the fundamental mission of Times journalism.

In the letter, The Times posed a series of what it called inevitable questions, including, “Did Donald Trump’s sheer unconventionality lead us and other news outlets to underestimate his support among American voters?

Mr. Donald Trump also claimed that the newspaper had been losing thousands of subscribers over its campaign coverage. In a Twitter message in reply to Mr. Trump, The New York Times Company said it had seen a surge in new subscriptions since the election — four times the pre-election rate.

We’re proud of our election coverage & we will continue to ‘hold power to account,’ the company said.

Mr. Donald Trump, in another Twitter post, said The Times had falsely reported that he believed additional nations should acquire nuclear arms.

However, in an interview in March with The Times, Mr. Donald Trump, asked about the North Korean threat to its neighbors, said he thought the United States’ allies might need their own nuclear deterrent.

If Japan had that nuclear threat, I’m not sure that would be a bad thing for us, he said. Later, he added, The bottom line is, I think that frankly, as long as North Korea’s there, I think that Japan having a capability is something that maybe is going to happen whether we like it or not.

His posts on Twitter were a striking public display from a man who, after winning the election, had worked to project an air of seriousness and self-discipline, first in a victory speech early Wednesday and then in an Oval Office meeting the next day with Mr. Obama, whom he called a good man” for whom he had great respect.

But by Thursday evening, Mr. Donald Trump was using Twitter to complain about demonstrations against his victory, saying they were being mounted by “professional protesters, incited by the media, and branding them as very unfair!

The social media sniping  unparalleled in the history of presidential communication — suggested that Mr. Trump plans to bring his confrontational style of speaking to Americans to the White House, working to undercut news outlets that do not comport with his views, silence his critics and elevate his own standing. On Sunday, he selected Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, a site known for its nationalist, racially charged and conspiracy-laden coverage, to be his chief strategist and senior counselor.

It was only one indication of the extraordinary nature of the president-elect’s tactics and those of his inner circle.

In the 60 Minutes interview, Mr. Trump suggested he would not hold to the longstanding post-Watergate tradition of presidents refraining from interfering in F.B.I. criminal matters, hinting that he would quiz the director, James B. Comey, about his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server before deciding whether to dismiss him.

I’m not sure, Mr. Trump said when asked if he would seek Mr. Comey’s resignation. I would have to see he may have had very good reasons for doing what he did.

In an interview on Friday with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump did not rule out prosecuting Mrs. Clinton.

On Sunday, his campaign manager, Kellyanne, warned that Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada and the minority leader, could face legal action for having said that Mr. Trump’s election had “emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America.

Mr. Donald Trump has said he is proud of how he has used social media to create his own version of events and communicate it to his followers. He suggested in the “60 Minutes” interview that he is reluctant to surrender that platform when he takes the oath of office in January.

I’m not saying I love it, but it does get the word out, Mr. Donald Trump said of Twitter during the interview, adding that his millions of followers on various social media sites had given him “such power” that it helped him win the election.

When you give me a bad story, or when you give me an inaccurate story, Mr. Donald Trump added, I have a method of fighting back. Donald Trump said, however, that he would be very restrained in his Twitter posts should he continue to make them as president.

Donald Trump is a highly public scorekeeper of his own accolades and accomplishments, and his elevation to the highest office in the land has not changed his instinct to crow about the smallest details. During the interview, Mr. Trump boasted that since his election, he had built up his social media following by tens of thousands of people. “I’m picking up now  I think I picked up yesterday 100,000 people, Mr. Donald Trump said.

The interview, which also featured Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, and adult children, showed a side of the president-elect that he did not display during the campaign  a man awed and somewhat intimidated by the significance of the office to which he had just laid claim.

I’ve done a lot of big things; I’ve never done anything like this, Mr. Trump said. It is  it is so big, it is so  it’s so enormous, it’s so amazing.

Donald Trump said he had been inaccurately portrayed as a little bit of a wild man” during the campaign, and he promised that he would be able to tamp down some of his more heated speech as president. But he suggested that he would still use such tactics to galvanize his supporters, just as he did during his bid for the White House.

Sometimes you need a certain rhetoric to get people motivated, Donald Trump said. I don’t want to be just a little nice monotone character.

Anti- Donald Trump protests continue in New York, LA, Philadelphia

Los Angeles— Immigrants, their advocates and others opposing a Donald Trump presidency continued to protest Sunday, speaking out against the president-elect’s support of deportation and other measures.

organizers in new york carried symptoms in english and spanish pronouncing such things as “hate won’t make us tremendous, and chanted, we're here to stay.

extra than 1,000 humans joined the march that commenced mid-afternoon and extended into the night.

it become the ultra-modern in days of demonstrations across the united states of america, and even during the sector. protests were held sunday in la, san francisco, philadelphia and greater towns.

several hundred protesters sunday marched round philadelphia’s city hall and then down market avenue to independence mall, sporting symptoms and chanting donald trump has were given to go! and that is what democracy looks like.

in l.  a., some hundred human beings gathered outdoor cnn’s la headquarters, and in san francisco, hundreds of humans, inclusive of many families with children, marched from golden gate park to ocean seashore chanting “love trumps hate! by way of nightfall, some hundred humans marched throughout downtown san francisco’s fundamental street, blocking off site visitors at an intersection once they held a sit-down protest.

some other place in california, about 800 human beings marched through sacramento and lots others shaped a human chain around the almost 3.5-mile perimeter of oakland’s lake merritt. rallies in oakland have at times become unruly, but people who came to the lake held palms and chanted, we reject the president-decide on.

in oregon, protesters marched thru portland again sunday night time following a meeting of anti-trump demonstrators earlier in the evening. tv photos confirmed dozens of chanting but peaceful marchers moving via downtown streets. sunday night’s protest came after police stated they arrested seventy one human beings overdue saturday and early sunday throughout downtown protests.

demonstrations also occurred across the world. on saturday, a collection of mexicans at statue representing independence in mexico metropolis expressed their worries approximately a possible wave of deportations. one faculty teacher stated it might add to the “unrest” that’s already in mexico. approximately 300 human beings protested trump’s election as the next american president out of doors the u.s. embassy close to the landmark brandenburg gate in berlin.

by and large, the demonstrations have been non violent. however, in portland, oregon, a man was shot and wounded saturday morning throughout a war of words. police arrested  teenagers within the taking pictures.

this tale has been corrected to expose la police arrested five people downtown, not by means of the walk of repute.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Donald Trump’s wife Melania posing FULLY NAKED in steamy photoshoot for Max magazine

Mrs. Melania Trump posed naked in a series of raunchy pictures when she was 25. The images have just emerged in the run-up to the US presidential elections, where her husband Donald Trump is running for the White House

But racy evidence of the shoot has only just emerged – and her husband couldn’t be prouder.

Mr Donald Trump said: “Melania Trump was one of the most successful models and she did many photo shoots, including for covers and major magazines.

“This was a picture taken for a European magazine prior to my knowing Melania Trump. In Europe, pictures like this are very fashionable and common.”

Slovenian-born Melania Trump posed for the pictures in 1995 when she was an international model.

The raunchy set – published by the New York Post – saw her go completely starkers for French photographer Ale de Basseville.

One saucy snap captures her locked in an embrace with another naked female model.

Now 46, she married entrepreneur Donald Trump in 2005 – becoming his third wife.

De Basseville praised his subject, saying: “I think it is important to show the beauty and the freedom of the woman, and I am very proud of these pictures because they celebrate Melania’s beauty.”

She also posed in the buff for British mag GQ when she was still known as Melania Knauss.

Intelligent Melania Trump can speak five languages including French, Serbian and German.

But she came under fire last month when she was accused to plagiarising a Michelle Obama speech at the Republican Party convention.

Several excerpts of the speech, endorsing her husband, appeared to copy the words delivered by  Obama’s wife Michelle Obama at the Democrat convention eight years ago.

But Donald Trump’s bullish husband was adamant the speech HELPED his campaign for the White House.

He roared: “Good news is Melania Trump’s speech got more publicity than any in the history of politics especially if you believe that all press is good press!”

Donald Trump Will Rarely Live In The White House As Part Time President

President-electet Donald Trump is already planning to spend as little time in the White House as possible. The president-elected Donald Trump has lived the last 30 years in his grandiose, eponymous Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, and Trump doesn’t want his living situation to change just because he’s president.

According to the foxnews, Donald Trump is already in talks with his advisers to see how many nights a week he has to stay in the White House. On the campaign trail, Trump would fly for hours to make it back to Trump Tower even when the president-elect was faced with a grueling schedule. Now, Donald Trump is resistant to staying where 44 presidents have lived and worked before him.

The move to Washington  requires a number of different considerations for Donald Trump, his family, and his business. The Washington Post reports that Trump’s various businesses will be run by his adult children via a blind trust, but Donald Trump also has a 10-year-old son, Barron, who stood next to him during his acceptance speech on election night. Barron is currently in the middle of a school year in New York, so an immediate move may be unsavory for the Donald Trump family.

However, President Obama’s daughters, Sasha and Malia, moved into the White House in 2009 after inauguration day. Trump has a number of properties around the country including Trump Tower in New York, his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and his golf course in New Jersey, all of which are some of the president-elect’s favorite destinations.

Trump Tower and the various other Trump buildings in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Washington D.C. had become more iconic than the man himself before Trump’s presidential run. Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan, Donald Trump’s prize possession, began construction in 1979 and was completed in 1983. Trump has lived and worked in the mammoth skyscraper since its completion in the early 80s, but the president-elect is reluctant to give the same dedication to the White House.

When Trump Tower began construction, it started out as the old Bonwit Teller department store. The structure was considered an architectural masterpiece featuring bronze work, hammered aluminum, and twinkling glass. The Bonwit Teller building also featured two bas-relief sculpture panels that the New York community begged now president-elect Donald Trump to save in the early years of construction.

According to cnbcnews, Trump ordered that the historic bas-reliefs be smashed to pieces because trying to preserve them would slow down labor and cost him too much money. Trump, who at the time was pretending to be his own spokesperson, John Barron, said that saving the reliefs would have cost him $32,000 and that the sculptures actually had “no artistic merit” despite the public outcry from professional art curators.

President-elect Donald Trump loves any reason to brag about Trump Tower. The building’s design features 24-karat gold and marble in an opulent style and Trump has his own private elevator that takes him from his 58th floor apartment to his office on the 26th floor. “I really wanted to see if it could be done Donald Trump told Biographer.

Although Trump Tower is considered a public building, there are now security checkpoints, metal detectors, and the secret service agents inside. Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore discovered this when he went to visit president-elect Trump as an act of protest. The “Bowling For Columbine” creator was blocked off by the secret service and told to talk to Donald Trump’s team about a meeting.

Because extra security and personnel are required, most presidents choose to live at the White House for their own convenience and the convenience of their staff. However, Trump’s love for Trump Tower may supersede his responsibilities to anything else during his time as president.

Donald Trump not live full time in White House

Donald Trump may eschew the lure of the White House and spend much of his time as president at his $100 million penthouse in New York.

During the campaign the billionaire Donald Trump would often fly back late at night to his home in Trump Tower from wherever he was on the trail.

The Secret Service has already strongly suggested that he should move full time to the White House with agents describing the prospect of protecting him in New York as a security nightmare.

Mr Donald Trump currently lives there with wife Melania  Trump and 10-year-old son Barron in a gilded three-floor apartment designed in the style of Louis XIV overlooking Central Park.

He has been there for three decades and has frequently talked about how much he loves it.

Mr Donald Trump once said: "Building this unit, if you look at the columns and the carvings, was harder than building the building itself.

But when he met Barack Obama at the White House he also took time to look at that building and was said by aides to have liked the neoclassical architecture, the New York Times reported.

Having run as an outsider candidate determined to "drain the Washington swamp" Mr Donald Trump is said to be reluctant to spend all his time in the capital.

It is possible he may spend weekdays in the White House, returning to Trump Tower or his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida at weekends.

The moving of his family to the White House is complicated by the fact that Barron is part way through a school year in New York.

Mr Barack Obama moved in to the White House the day after his inauguration despite his daughters being in school in Chicago.

Security has already been beefed up at Trump Tower since the billionaire won the Republican nomination with people entering the building having to show identification.

Donald Trump has awarded: Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon given key roles in white house

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, will be his chief of staff.

In this role, he will set the tone for the new White House and act as a conduit to Congress and the government.
Bannon, from the conservative Breitbart News Network, will serve as Mr Donald Trump's chief strategist.

Mr Stephen Bannon stepped aside temporarily as Breitbart's executive chairman to act as Mr Donald Trump 's campaign chief. 

Mr Steve Bannon stepped aside temporarily as Breitbart's executive chairman to act as Mr Donald Trump's campaign chief.

The Republican candidate defeated Democrat Mrs. Hillary  in Tuesday's presidential vote, in a result which shocked many, who had expected Mrs Clinton to win following favourable opinion polls.

Mr Donald Trump is due to take over at the White House on 20 January, when Mr Obama steps down after two terms in office.

Meanwhile in the president-elect Donald Trump's  first interview, with US broadcaster CBS, Mr Donald Trump said:

I am thrilled to have my very successful team continue with me in leading our country," Mr Donald Trump said in a statement released by his campaign.

Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory. Now I will have them both with me in the White House as we work to make America great again.

Mr Reince Priebus, 44, acted as a bridge between Mr Trump and the Republican party establishment during the campaign.

He is close to House Speaker Paul Ryan, a fellow Wisconsinite, who could be instrumental in steering the new administration's legislative agenda.

The man who built his campaign railing against The Establishment has chosen the chair of the Republican National Committee to be his chief of staff. It doesn't get much more establishment than Reince Preibus.

If there are clues to be gleaned from Mr Trump's first personnel decisions as president, it's that he's opting for a veteran party hand to manage the White House - although he's keeping an outsider devil on his shoulder in senior adviser Steve Bannon, former head of the bomb-throwing Breitbart News.

Bringing Mr Reince Priebus and Mr Steve Bannon under the same roof should create some interesting tension. If correctly harnessed, the energy could provide drive to the nascent Donald Trump administration. If things go wrong, it could tear the place apart.

Regardless of how it works out, Mr Reince Priebus's elevation to this powerful position represents the culmination of a winning gamble for the Wisconsinite. While many in his party were urging him to abandon Mr Donald Trump whenever his candidacy appeared on the verge of foundering, he committed - quietly, behind the scenes - to righting the ship.

It often didn't seem possible, but he succeeded and now he has a White House office to show for it.

Elected chairman of the Republican National Committee in 2011, Mr Reince Priebus has acted as the party's spokesman and chief fundraiser, helping candidates running for re-election.

He said it was truly an honour to join Mr Donald Trump in the White House as chief of staff.

I am very grateful to the President-elect for this opportunity to serve him and this nation as we work to create an economy that works for everyone, secure our borders, repeal and replace Obamacare and destroy radical Islamic terrorism, he added.

Correspondents say one of the big challenges of the new administration will be reconciling Mr Donald Trump with the mainstream Republican party, where sharp divisions emerged during the primaries.

Both houses of Congress are under Republican control.

During the election race, Mr Steve Bannon, 62, saw it as his aim to bolster the business-like approach of Mr Donald Trump's campaign.

A former naval officer, investment banker and Hollywood producer, Mr Steve Bannon took over at Breitbart in 2012, when he promised to make it the Huffington Post of the right.

Breitbart is the most-read conservative news website in the United States of America, set up to challenge the power of mainstream media.

I want to thank President-elect Donald Trump for the opportunity to work with Reince in driving the agenda of the Trump administration, Mr Steve Bannon said on Sunday.

We had a very successful partnership on the campaign, one that led to victory. We will have that same partnership in working to help President-elect Donald Trump achieve his agenda.

Melania rebukes her husband "all the time" for Twitter use

Melania Trump, the soon-to-be first lady, opened up to CBS’ Lesley Stahl in a “60 Minutes” interview about her husband’s penchant for launching Twitter attacks -- an ironic topic, considering Mrs. Melania Trump’s own ambitions to tackle social media bullying during her stint in the White House. 

On her desire to fight cyber-harassment, melania stated she located the motive worthwhile due to the fact youngsters and teens have become harm.
Wwe want to teach them how to speak to every other, how to treat each other and to, to be able to hook up with every other at the right way,” she said.

However melania trump, the president-elect’s third spouse, additionally seemed to shield his use of twitter, pronouncing “it helped a lot as properly. he had incredible following.

She said she might additionally rebuke her husband “all the time for his social media presence. 

The president-select delivered: i’m not a massive tweeter. i mean, i don’t do too many, but they hit domestic. and that they ought to get a point throughout.

Inside the huge-ranging interview, the destiny first family commented at the weight of responsibilities and scrutiny they could should endure in the white residence.

A number of paintings desires to be completed,” melania stated. and- it’s-- your-- stuff in your shoulders. and-- we will cope with it-- daily. i will live genuine to myself. i’m very strong and difficult and assured. and i can pay attention myself and i'm able to do what's proper and what feels to my coronary heart.

But the destiny white house occupant, as soon as a style model, stated she wouldn’t be phased by using all the eyes looking her every circulate.

we are used to it, she stated.

Melania Trump also spoke about her current assembly with the cutting-edge first lady, michelle obama.

asked approximately any “awkwardness” that could have resulted from this summer time’s republican country wide convention scandal (in which melania trump had plagiarized some traces out of obama’s personal democratic conference speech 8 years in the past), trump’s wife stated she didn’t experience any blowback.
No. i didn’t feel it,” she stated. michelle become a gracious host. we had a great time and we communicate approximately-- raising kids in the white house. she changed into very hot and very quality.

Melania Trump To Sara Netanyahu: Relations Between Our Two Countries, Families Will Be Wonderful

It’s fairly customary for world leaders to reach out and congratulate new players who win big elections and stride onto the international stage. It’s far less common for their wives to do so, and odder still for their prime minister husband to publish the details of their “heartfelt and warm” telephone chat on his personal Facebook page.

Mrs. Melania Trump stated that she appears forward to our go to at the first possibility and that there can be high-quality members of the family between our nations and our households,” netanyahu said.

consistent with the prime minister, the two ladies additionally “mentioned the splendid venture of raising children beneath the highlight that accompanies their fathers who had been elected as international leaders. moreover, they discussed the first-rate significance of emphasizing own family time as part of their position as moms so as to enable their kids to grow up in a everyday way like all their buddies.

on friday, trump instructed the wall avenue magazine that he hopes to put an quit to the israeli-palestinian conflict – which he referred to as “the war that never ends” – by means of placing “the ultimate deal.”

as a deal-maker, i’d love to do… the deal which can’t be made. and do it for humanity’s sake,” the president-pick stated.

the day after the republican candidate rocked the arena by prevailing the election, he invited netanyahu to visit washington at the primary possibility.

the top minister and president-go with “who have regarded every other for decades, had a warm, heartfelt conversation” over the telephone, a statement from the high minister’s workplace stated.

netanyahu responded via announcing that he and his spouse sara had been excited to go to the incoming commander-in-leader and his spouse melania.

netanyahu had congratulated trump earlier in the day, calling the president-opt for “a real buddy of the nation of israel.

“we are able to work collectively to enhance safety, stability and peace in our place,” netanyahu stated in a announcement.

truely, the icy freeze in verbal exchange between the 2's husbands method that it’s not exactly a wonder that they aren’t near now. but a look returned suggests that the space between the current first woman and the wife of the top minister predates the obama-netanyahu clashes on troubles just like the iran deal. after being in a well mannered way however continually held at arm's duration through michelle obama, you can still see why sara netanyahu is happy that melania trump is displaying signs and symptoms of reciprocating her pleasant overtures and needs to inform the world.

sara netanyahu and michelle obama's dating were given off on the wrong foot in may also of 2009, only a few months after netanyahu took office as prime minister, and deliberate his “gaining knowledge of you” -day go to to the white residence, accompanied with the aid of his spouse. it turned into pronounced within the israeli media that sara netanyahu had requested a meeting with the first lady.

the plan, however, hit a snag. michelle obama, the white residence stated, wouldn’t have time at the day of the meeting. she become already scheduled to travel to ny to inaugurate the newly renovated american wing of the metropolitan museum of art and to be the visitor of honor at the yank ballet theatre's gala ball. the lack of a meeting between the 2 women was interpreted as a snub lower back domestic. 

it turned into extra than a 12 months later – after the president and high minister had met five instances – that sara netanyahu got a white residence sit-down with michelle obama. this time, things regarded extra encouraging. not only did they meet, but a glowing record of the assembly changed into relayed by means of israeli officers: obama counseled netanyahu for her work as a psychologist, praised her son avner’s fulfillment in the countrywide bible quiz. the 2 women talked records, archaeology, and football (it became a global cup 12 months) and that sara netanyahu petted the president’s dog, bo, when he wandered in the room.

in step with the reports, netanyahu instructed obama that she seemed ahead to hosting the obama family  mainly their daughters, malia and sasha  whilst their own family visited jerusalem.

however any such go to become now not to be. not like hillary clinton and laura bush before her, michelle obama stayed home when barack obama made his go to as president to israel in 2013. the purpose given turned into the primary girl’s commitment to maintain her daughters in class while faculty is in session and to forgo distant places trips herself at some point of that point so sasha and malia weren’t left by myself.

as a substitute, sara netanyahu presented the u.s. president with presents for his circle of relatives – harp medallions for his daughters and for his wife, a silver passover plate for use at the white house seder. the plate was prominently on show at the seder.) she even offered a gift for the canine she had petted  a rubber hamburger.

in spite of the items and friendly gestures the tea in 2010 would continue to be the single time that sara netanyahu officially sat down with michelle obama in eight years.

so it’s little marvel that sara netanyahu appears eager to get a clean start with a new management and spend some great time within the white house with melania trump (she is not any doubt additionally relieved at no longer having to negotiate new rules for spousal conduct when assembly with theoretical first gentleman" invoice clinton.

in 2014, sara netanyahu took a web page out of michelle obama’s playbook while she posted a picture on social media to launch a #bringbackour boys after the kidnapping of three yeshiva college students, and took lots of flack from the clicking, social media and bloggers for “impersonating” the primary female.

in addition to being the 1/3 wives of debatable public figures, being accused of imitating michelle obama is something that sara netanyahu and melania trump can bond over after they have their tea – an occasion that the former definitely hopes will show up more than once, this time around.