11 Nov '16, 7am

Melania Trump meets Michelle Obama: A meeting of very different First Ladies

WASHINGTON (AFP) - While their husbands met on Thursday (Nov 10) in the Oval Office to prepare passing the presidential torch, Mrs Michelle Obama and Mrs Melania Trump met elsewhere in the White House to plan their own transition. This first meeting between the two women with vastly different backgrounds was held in the executive residence, far from the eyes of curious journalists. "Michelle has had a chance to greet the incoming First Lady," President Barack Obama told reporters later in the Oval Office, with Mr Donald Trump sitting at his side. "And we had an excellent conversation with her as well." The first meeting between a First Lady and her successor traditionally offers both women a chance to confer about the best way to live in the goldfish bowl that is the White House, about how to raise children there, and so on. Raising children may be one of the few points th...

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