First lady Melania Trump says that she is happy to support her husband, Donald Trump, through another term as president if he is successful in his 2020 bid to recapture the White House.
The first lady revealed her intentions during a question-and-answer period with students at Albritton Middle School in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She traveled there with Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen Pence, to meet with students as part of their shared focus on military families.
When a student asked if they wanted to serve again, the ladies said that they would love to.
“I think our husbands are doing (a) fantastic job and I will support my husband if he decided to run again,” Mrs. Trump said. “And yes, it’s a privilege, a great honor to serve and I will be here.”
President Donald Trump already announced a re-election bid during his first year in office.
Mrs. Pence echoed the first lady. She noted that she is not elected or appointed, but is where she is “because I’m married to Mike Pence.”
“What a privilege and honor to be able to go on this journey and it would be a privilege to continue as well,” said Mrs. Pence, whose son is a Marine.
When asked how their new positions had changed their lives, First Lady Melania talked about moving from New York and taking on different responsibilities. “But I would not change (it) for anything. I love what I do … I will always shine a light on children and (the) next generation.”
Being first lady and the mother of a teenager “is a balancing act,” the first lady told one student. “Our son is still the priority. I feel that I am still a mother first. [Barron] is at the age that he needs a parent for guidance.”
Mrs. Pence said one of the biggest changes for her and her husband “is the fact that we don’t drive anymore … somebody takes us everywhere.”