Melania Visits Children in French Hospital During Trump's Bastille Day Trip

The Trumps are in France for a two-day visit to honor Bastille Day.

After first lady Melania Trump touched down in Paris with her husband Thursday, she headed to a local children’s hospital to meet the patients.

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Melania visited Necker Hospital, which is the country’s largest and oldest pediatric infirmary. It was founded in 1778.

The first lady, who speaks French, chatted with children in the Enfants Malades wing. During the visit, she also met and shook hands with doctors, nurses and other staff.

She later shared an image of her meeting one of the children on Twitter.

Thank U @hospital_necker for allowing me to visit your wonderful patients & inspirational staff. Continued prayers for good health for all.

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 13, 2017

The hospital also shared images.

Melania Trump a rendu visite ce matin aux enfants de l’@hopital_necker

— AP-HP (@APHP) July 13, 2017


— Hôpital Necker (@hospital_necker) July 13, 2017

Necker Hospital has previous ties to America. The late street artist Keith Haring donated a large sculpture to the facility in 1987.

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The Trumps are in France for a two-day visit to celebrate Bastille Day. On Thursday, while Melania spent time at the hospital, her husband partook in official duties for the French holiday.

The first family was also in Europe last week for the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. 

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