A press pool was traveling with the first lady, including wires, stills and TV. Ground rules included secrecy until FLOTUS arrived at her first stop in Texas. The pool wasn’t told what city they were going to until after takeoff. No photos or audio were allowed, for the safety and privacy of children.
At Andrews, Mrs. Trump boarded the plane wearing white pants, white top, white sneakers, sunglasses, and a green jacket. The first lady and her entourage arrived in a driving rain at the shelter around 11:15 am CT.
Melania Trump: “They are scared without their families. And I want to thank you for your hard work, your compassion and your kindness, you’re giving them in this difficult time. I’m here to learn about your facility, and — which I know you have children on a long-term basis. And I’d also like to ask you how I can help to –these children, to reunite with their families, as quickly as possible.”