First lady Melania Trump confessed Thursday that she’d like to spend the Christmas holiday far, far away from Washington, D.C. – and from people, generally.
‘I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, a tropical island, with my family,’ the FLOTUS responded after a 10-year-old named Andy asked her where she would spend the holidays if she could go ‘anywhere in the world.’
The first lady made her third trip this year to Children’s National hospital in D.C. to greet children and read them her favorite holiday book, ‘The Polar Express.’
First lady Melania Trump read ‘The Polar Express’ to a group at Children’s National hospital in Washington Thursday evening
The first lady spent time talking with and greeting the patients after taking several questions from the crowd
As part of the programming in the hospital’s giant atrium, the first lady participated in a brief Q&A.
Mrs. Trump was first asked about her favorite Christmas song.
‘My favorite Christmas song is “Oh, Holy Night.” And what is yours?’ she asked a youngster, who replied, ‘Jingle Bells.’
She was then asked about her dream holiday vacation spot, where she revealed she’d head to a deserted paradise.
Another child asked the first lady her favorite family Christmas tradition.
‘Our family Christmas tradition is that Christmas Eve we have a dinner and we go to midnight mass or Christmas day mass the next day, and then another family dinner, and Christmas on the 25th, Santa comes, we open the presents,’ she said. ‘And spending time together,’ she added.
Speaking of Christmas dinner, next a young girl named Olivia asked the first lady what is was she liked best to eat.
‘Hi Olivia, nice to see you,’ the first lady greeted back. ‘My favorite thing to eat is some healthy food,’ said the former model. ‘And you feel very good after. Not too much eating. But we all enjoy.’
First lady Melania Trump sent out a tweet en route to the Children’s National saying she would be visiting with patients
‘The most important part is to spend time with your family,’ Trump added.
Finally, the first lady was asked about what was on her Christmas list for Santa.
‘Oh, that’s a nice one,’ Trump murmured. ‘I asked Santa for Christmas, peace on the world, health, love and kindness. Thank you.’
The first lady then talked about her love of the book Polar Express, while she read it to the group.
She then spent time talking to the kids, getting to as many youngsters as possible, before being presented with a gift – an ornament from the hospital, along with a bouquet of flowers.