White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on Melania Trump’s plan to visit the New York Stock exchange.
First lady Melania Trump rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City on Monday, joined by elementary school students from the United Nations International School, as part of her “Be Best” initiative, White House Communications Director Stephanie Grisham told FOX Business.
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Trump’s "Be Best" platform, focuses on the well-being, online safety, opioid abuse and America’s youth.
“Children are the priority and just the many issues they are facing,” said Grisham.
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Other first ladies have rung the NYSE opening bell too. First lady Laura Bush did so in 2012 (and the closing bell in 2006), and Hillary Clinton – then-Secretary of State — rang it in 2009.
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 21: Former first lady of the United States Laura Bush (C) rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on February 21, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 21: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (L) rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange with NYSE CEO Duncan L. Niederauer September 21, 2009 in New York City. Secretary Clinton is in New York to attend the 64t
Trump is scheduled to attend the president's U.N. speech on Tuesday, Grisham said.