If the subject were Michelle Obama or Chelsea Clinton instead of Melania Trump, it’s a safe bet that there would have been fawning press coverage breathlessly reporting every move, glance or utterance emanating from either of the Democratic Party royalty.
But because it was Melania Trump, any semblance of national coverage of the First Lady’s Good Friday visit to the HomeSafe home for abused girls in Lakeland, Florida has come from conservative-leaning news portals such as this.
Suffice it to say that FootwearNews spilled more ink commenting on the FLOTUS’s foot gear than the plight of the girls and young women of HomeSafe.
As cited by Taylor;
How does the national media try to control how Americans perceive the Trump presidency? One way is to not report on actions that make the Trumps look good. Take for example the Good Friday visit by First Lady Melania Trump to HomeSafe, a home for abused girls in Lake Worth, Florida,located a few miles south of the the Winter White House at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach where President Trump is spending the Easter weekend with his family.
The First Lady’s visit to HomeSafe was unannounced, however a press release was issued by HomeSafe and several photos were posted online including at the @FLOTUS Twitter account.
This morning, First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to HomeSafe, and visited with the girls living in one of the five residential group homes run by the agency. Mrs. Trump brought gifts for each of the girls and spent time in the home visiting with all of them. In addition, she brought Easter Baskets and stuffed bunnies for other clients served by HomeSafe.
“We were thrilled to have the First Lady here and for our girls to spend time with her,” said Matthew Ladika, CEO of HomeSafe. “What a unique experience for them. This is something they will never forget.”
The First Lady spent about 45 minutes at the agency. The girls she visited with are victims of abuse, ages 12-17, who have been removed from their family and placed in HomeSafe’s residential program for treatment of the trauma they have suffered…
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 14, 2017
— George Bennett (@gbennettpost) April 14, 2017
— HomeSafe (@HomeSafeFla) April 14, 2017
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 6, 2017