Every year, Gallup polls Americans to name the woman living anywhere in the world they admire most. In December 2019, Gallup revealed Melania Trump is once again one of America’s most admired women.
So, what makes Melania Trump so popular among Americans? Here are some of Melania Trump’s most admirable qualities.
Melania is a dedicated mother to Barron
After becoming president, Donald Trump naturally moved to the White House. However, Melania did not follow him at first. Instead, she continued to live at Trump Tower in New York.
At the time, critics wondered if this meant something ominous about her marriage to Donald. But Melania had a perfectly wholesome reason for sticking around New York: she wanted her son Barron Trump to finish his school year. And she knew that moving him in the middle of the year would be very disruptive.
This showcases that Melania is a dedicated mother who knows how to put her child’s needs ahead of her own, no matter what the critics say.
Melania reassured a boy who spilled water at the White House
Melania Trump’s sympathy for children isn’t limited to Barron Trump. In fact, one incident helps to highlight just how much she is dedicated to helping children.
During a student listening session at the White House in 2018, a young boy knocked over a glass of water onto the rug. Freaking out, he gasped out loud and exclaimed “oof!” His panic was understandable: he had just made a mess in front of the First Lady!
Melania instantly held his shoulders and reassured him it was no big deal. She told him, “No problem. Don’t worry. It’s just water, okay? No worry at all. It happens.”
Her willingness and ability to defuse an uncomfortable situation is very admirable.
Melania started her Be Best campaign to end bullying
Melania understands that one of the main threats to a child’s wellbeing is bullying. How can a child learn and grow when someone is always waiting to knock them down and demean them?
That is why she kicked off her Be Best campaign in 2018. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness about childhood bullying and collaboratively create solutions that can benefit children everywhere.
With her help, children can experience what Melania has experienced: another chance to achieve their full potential.
Melania raises awareness about the opioid crisis
Another pillar of Melania’s Be Best campaign is tackling the opioid crisis. She started with a focus on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, raising awareness of babies who go through withdrawal from drugs they were exposed to in the womb.
“After meeting so many families with heartbreaking stories, I have started to expand my focus with the goal of helping children of all ages,” Melania said at an opioid town hall in March 2019. “I have visited many hospitals and facilities dedicated to helping all who have been affected by the disease of drug addiction.”
In October 2019, Melania took a solo trip to Capitol Hill. There, she spoke on behalf of opioid addicts who benefit from the federal government improving access to necessary treatment.
With trips like these, Melania showcases how real her concerns are. She is willing to spend time and energy to fight on behalf of those who are hurting.
Melania is a true fashion icon
Ever wonder what makes someone a fashion icon? It’s about more than dressing well. True icons blaze their own trail, even if it means rustling a few feathers.
Melania Trump is a great example of this. Generally speaking, she is a very stylistic fashionista of a FLOTUS. But some of her outfits have turned into major controversies reported around the world.
Of course, Melania didn’t let this slow her down. She kept her head held high and continued focusing on what matters.
Melania is a fitness inspiration at almost 50
For most of us, the real fitness challenge is simply finding the time to exercise. It can be tough to find time in a really busy schedule. But what about Melania Trump and her whirlwind schedule?
At nearly 50 years, Melania Trump remains a fitness inspiration. And the reason is simple: she finds the time to exercise each day. And with a mixture of athletic activities and Pilates, she continues to look amazing.
If you want to really rock the Melania fitness routine, don’t forget to throw in some tennis matches every now and then.
Melania embodies the American dream
In this country, we talk a lot about the American Dream. What is that dream, exactly? Put simply, it is this dream of a country where someone of any background can achieve all of their dreams.
One of the most admirable things about Melania Trump is that she perfectly embodies that American Dream. She was born and raised in Communist Yugoslavia. But a simple modeling job led to a new career and new opportunities in America.
Pretty soon, she achieved citizenship, marriage, and a new life for herself. Melania doesn’t just serve as the First Lady of the country: she symbolizes the dreams the country was built on.
Melania speaks multiple languages
Sometimes, America feels like a bit of a paradox. It is meant to be a land of diversity–a “melting pot” of cultures. But so many of our leaders can only speak a single language.
Interestingly, Melania Trump is the exception to this rule. She is fluent in English and Slovenian. And she has passed on Slovenian to her son Barron, who is fluent in the language as well.
With qualities like these, Melania remains one of the most admired women in America.