The “Mystery Boy” Who Sat Beside Melania Trump Has An Inspiring Story

Viewers who tuned in to President Trump’s State of the Union speech did a double take when the camera turned to First Lady Melania Trump.

Some people thought the youngest member of the First Family, Barron Trump, was sporting a new haircut. Then, there was confusion as viewers realized the “mystery boy” sitting beside Melania wasn’t Barron at all.

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So who was he, and why was he sitting beside the First Lady?

It turns out 12-year-old Preston Sharp was a guest of honor at the speech, and he earned a standing ovation when Trump mentioned the young boy’s accomplishments.

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Though he’s not even 13 years old, Sharp has started a national movement that pays tribute to America’s veterans.

It began with a trip to a local military cemetery with his grandfather when Sharp was just nine. The young boy complained that the tombstones didn’t have any American flags or flowers on them.

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Sharp’s mother April told him, “You can’t complain about something unless you try to do something about it,” and he took her words to heart.

Now, three years later, Sharp’s “Flags and Flowers Challenge” earned him a trip to the White House.

Michelle Obama Finally Reveals What Was In The Gift Box She Gave Melania Trump

Former first lady Michelle Obama recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for her first television interview since her husband’s presidency ended in 2016.

Michelle opened up about a number of things that have occurred since she left the White House, including the awkward gift exchange moment she shared with Melania Trump on the morning of President Donald Trump’s 2017 swear-in ceremony.

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In case you forgot, during the event, Melania presented the outgoing first lady with a Tiffany & Co. box. Although the gesture was nice, it was unexpected, considering how structured the event was, so the moments that followed were very awkward.

“You brought a gift!” the first lady said to Melania at the time. “I’ll take care of the protocol here,” chimed in former President Barack Obama.

As everyone else was preparing for a group photo, Michelle had no idea what to do with the box, and her reaction quickly got turned into one of most memorable memes of that year.

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Now, Michelle, 54, has finally revealed what really going through her mind at the time and what was inside the box.

Melania Trump Grants A Special Christmas Wish For A Mother-Of-Two

There’s no doubt that the White House sees its fair share of mail, especially during this time of the year. One letter addressed to First Lady Melania Trump, however stood out from the rest.

Candace Schumacher, a mother of two from South Dakota, penned her Christmas wish and sent it off not expecting much to come from it.

She has always loved Christmas and especially loves to spread joy by decorating.

The mother takes a particular interest in Christmas decor and has spent years decorating other people’s homes both inside and out. She even had the opportunity to decorate the South Dakota Capitol.

Since she took such an interest in the tradition, she wanted to know who decorates the White House for Christmas, a job that always seemed overwhelming to her.

Surprised to learn that the First Lady is tasked with making every arrangement, she decided to pen a letter.

That’s when a return letter from Melania Trump made its way to Schumacher’s house, saying “her dream had just come true.”

Donald And Melania Trump’s First Official Christmas Portrait Has Been Unveiled

Christmas season is in full swing in households across country, and the White House is no exception.

A few weeks ago, First Lady Melania Trump gave us a glimpse into the iconic home’s Christmas decor, and it looked stunning.

This year, the first family are paying tribute to 200 years of holiday traditions that took place in the White House, hence they’ve chosen the theme “Time-Honored Traditions.”

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“The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House,” she said in a statement. “As with many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us. I hope when visiting the People’s House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays. On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season.”

Now, Melania has once again taken to Twitter to reveal the first official White House Christmas portraits of the POTUS and FLOTUS.

White House Unveils Its Christmas Decor

The White House may see a myriad of political views over the course of its lifetime, but there’s one thing that all the presidents have in common: Christmas.

No matter who is in power, the White House will always be decked to the nines for the holiday season, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Earlier today, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the White House’s 2017 decor, and it’s stunning.

“The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House,” she said in a statement. “As with many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us. I hope when visiting the People’s House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays. On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season.”

The theme this year is “Time-Honored Traditions” and is a nod to 200 years of holiday traditions of the White House.

Are you ready to see this year’s decorations?

A Piece Of Donald And Melania Trump’s Wedding Cake Was Just Sold For An Insane Amount Of Money

People will literally spend money on anything, including stale cake from celebrity weddings.

In 2014, a slice of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ 1981 wedding cake was put up for auction 33 years after the nuptials, and was sold online for over $1,300.

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The cake came wrapped in its original white and silver box, and included a card that read, “With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales.”

A few years later, in August 2017, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, put a slice from their eight-tier wedding cake up for sale to raise funds for a charitable cause.

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The six-year-old fruitcake, which had a starting bid of around $1,300, was sold to the highest bidder for an undisclosed, but hefty amount. The special treat came in a custom designed cream and gold commemorative tins, just like the ones gifted to the guests who attended the royal reception in 2011.

Now, just a few months after the royal cake was sold, another stale cake enthusiast has won the bid for a piece of President Donald Trump and Melania’s wedding cake, and it was not cheap.

Melania Trump Slams Ivana Trump After She Calls Herself “The First Lady”

A questionable quote from President Trump’s first wife created some drama in the White House this week.

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Ivana Trump was married to the president between 1977 and 1992, and they had three children together – Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. The couple went through a messy split after Donald’s affair with actress Marla Maples was revealed. Maples later became Trump’s second wife.

Now, 15 years later, Ivana is telling her side of the story and sharing her experience as part of America’s most famous family in a new tell-all book called Raising Trump. During an interview with ABC to promote the book this week, Ivana reveals she still talks with President Trump every two weeks or so.

“I have the direct number to White House,” she said, “but I don’t really want to call him there because Melania is there and I don’t really want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that because I’m basically first Trump wife.”

Ivana went on to joke that she was “the First Lady,” and apparently that didn’t sit well with the actual First Lady. Today, Melania issued a statement that shows exactly what she thinks about these comments…

Melania Trump Spoke Out About Bullying And People Totally Missed The Point

Prior to taking on the role of the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump made it known that she will be doing her utmost to raise awareness about bullying and its negative effects on children, especially on the internet.

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Staying true to her promise, Melania gave her first major speech as first lady on Wednesday at the U.S Mission to the United Nations luncheon. She called on spouses of the world’s biggest leaders to join heads and combat bullying.

Melania urged parents to lead by example because adults “are not merely responsible. We are accountable.”

“We must teach children to be good stewards of the world they will inherit,” adding that this will “ensure that our children’s future is bright.”

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As a mom whose child has been subjected to online bullying, Melania is speaking from experience when she told the room that “no child should ever feel hungry, stalked, frightened, terrorized, bullied, isolated or afraid, with nowhere to turn.”

She continued, “We must teach each child the values of empathy . . . kindness, mindfulness, integrity and leadership which can only be taught by example.”

However, despite having an important message to deliver, the point seemed to have gone over the heads of people on the internet.

As soon as the speech surfaced online, social media users ironically began to mock her outfit and for speaking up about bullying when her husband, President Donald Trump, has been accused of being one.