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First Lady Delivers Lunch to Firefighters, Families in Washington

WASHINGTON—The White House delivered lunch and possibly some reassurance to people in the nations capital who could use a helping of both. First lady Melania Trump made some of the deliveries herself in her first public appearances in a protective mask.

Mrs. Trump had been making regular visits to schools, hospitals and other venues to promote her youth welfare initiative, “Be Best.” But after the pandemic forced classrooms to close and hospitals to bar visitors, it appears she turned to the White House kitchens for inspiration.

The first lady showed up unannounced to visit with Washington firefighters and emergency medical services personnel last week. She brought White House-prepared boxed lunches, tote bags, reusable masks, and hand sanitizer, her office said. She also met with police officers.

The courtesy call came as President Donald Trump has made it clear that he stands with police and other law enforcement amid the nationwide calls for racial justice and changes to policing sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

She echoed her husbands message, saying in a written statement afterward: “The president and I will continue to support our dedicated firefighters, police members, EMS personnel and other critical first responders who put their lives at risk each day in order to keep our neighborhoods safe.”

A week earlier, the first lady slipped out of the White House on a surprise visit to deliver lunches, tote bags, and other unspecified items to The Mary Elizabeth House, her office said. The center provides comprehensive family support to single mothers and their children.

Video shared on her Twitter and Facebook accounts show the first lady in a yard at The Mary Elizabeth House and speaking through a face mask with women, some holding young children. Shes also seen handing outRead More From Source

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