29 May, 2017
The previously unknown detail about her faith was confirmed by her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, according to the Daily Mail. Those in attendance included first lady Melania Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, national security adviser H.R. McMaster; Hope Hicks, Trump's communications adviser; Keith Schiller, his former bodyguard; and Dan Scavino, his social media manager. She was raised in a Communist-supporting family in Slovenia and was not baptised as a child.
"Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis". "In that way, there's another parallel between Jackie's meeting with the pope 55 years ago and Melania's exchange with this Pope about her husband's eating habits, in that both women brought out the lighter side to what is a very heavy, tradition-filled meeting".
When the meeting as over Trump told the pope: "Thank you, I won't forget what you said".
However, Trump and the Pope discussed several issues during his visit to Italy, including the situation in Syria, Libya, and Isis-controlled territory. "Blessings to all", she noted in a follow-up tweet along with a photo of her meeting the pope.
Mrs Trump placed flowers at the feet of a statue of the Virgin Mary and spent time praying at the Bambino Gesù Hospital during her visit. In February, in her first public remarks as first lady, she opened her introduction to the president at a Florida rally by unexpectedly saying, "Let us pray", to the crowd, and then reciting the Lord's Prayer.
Trump also came bearing gifts.
The first lady laughed and said, "Yes". "Oh, the Pope's Christian", said Scarborough, who appears to be hinting at the differences between Trump and the pope. The pope gave Trump a collection of books he wrote, as well as a medal crafted by an Italian artist featuring an olive branch symbolizing peace.
"It is my desire that you become an olive tree to construct peace", Francis said in Spanish.
"We can use peace", the president reportedly responded.
Jared Kushner, senior advisor of President Donald Trump, shakes hands with Pope Francis, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Kimmel used that moment to air a fake video of the pope swatting away Trump's hand.
"I didn't know that Melania was going to be saying the Lord's Prayer, but I thought that was lovely, thank you".