U.S. First Ladies are the spouses of U.S. Presidents and are officially considered the hostess of the White House. From Eleanor Roosevelt and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Michelle Obama, U.S. First Ladies leave their mark on the presidency — and the country.
When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat. She later became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.
Promoting her cyberbullying campaign, Melania Trump warned of “destructive” and "harmful" social media. "This is why Be Best chooses to focus on the importance of teaching our next generation how to conduct themselves safely and in a positive manner in an online setting," she said.
Former First Lady Laura Bush described a policy splitting up families who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexican border as cruel, immoral and heart breaking in the Washington Post. A spokesperson for Melania Trump said she "hates to see children separated from their families."