Watch live: Melania Trump announces first lady initiatives

Watch live: Melania Trump announces first lady initiatives
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May 7 (UPI) — First lady Melania Trump is set to announce her agenda of personal initiatives Monday afternoon, which are centered on the well-being of American children.

The first lady is scheduled to announce her initiatives at 3 p.m. EDT in the White House Rose Garden.

Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s spokeswoman, said the plans will cover a range of issues children face today, and the announcement will not focus on any one topic.

“Very excited to announce my initiatives,” Mrs. Trump said in a tweet Sunday.

As first lady, Melania Trump has spoken about bullying and other issues affecting children since her husband, President Donald Trump, assumed office over a year ago. They have a son, 12-year-old Barron, and Melania Trump has expressed an interest in helping children through numerous school and hospital visits.

U.S. first ladies traditionally choose and focus on a single social issue of national interest. Former first lady Michelle Obama made efforts toward improving child education, poverty and nutrition.

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