Melania Trump Tells Sick Children On World Book Day: 'You'll Be As Famous As Famous Can Be'

The First Lady has made her first solo public appearance in her new official role to read Dr Seuss to a group of children at a children's hospital.

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Yesterday, children around the world donned their Harry Potter glasses, Very Hungry Caterpillar wings and Suffragette sashes to celebrate the power of literature, imagination and creativity.

However, a group of young children currently receiving treatment at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, New York honoured the day with a story time from a rather unexpected guest – none other than First Lady, Melania Trump.

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Yesterday, the Slovenian-born model-turned-businesswoman left Trump Tower carrying a white box filled with Dr Seuss books bound with gold ribbon, before visiting the children and reading them tales from the American writer/cartoonist's pages, according to the Telegraph.

She told the children: 'We will read some books today. So do you know what is today? It's a reading day.

'You go places where you feel better,' she added.

Ironically, the wife of a former reality star read the famous Dr Seuss line from his book Oh, The Places You'll Go! – admittedly, a favorite of hers –, telling the kids: 'You'll be as famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.'

Erm, is anyone else thinking Dr Seuss might have predicted Trump's presidential win and Melania's subsequent fame 30 years earlier?

You'll be as famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Melania's first solo appearance as First Lady follows week after keeping a low profile since her husband's inauguration in January.

Most recently, she accompanied him to the Capitol on Tuesday for his address to a joint session of Congress, days after he blamed the most embarrassing moment in Oscars history – when La La Land was wrongfully announced the winner of the 'Best Picture' award – on the audience being so focussed on politics 'they didn't get the act together at the end'.

They say 'fame comes with a cost'. We just hope Melania's marriage to President Donald Trump won't bring with it too much of a heavy debt in years to come.

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