First Lady Hosts International Women’s Day Luncheon

March 8, 2017 Updated: March 8, 2017
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WASHINGTON—Melania Trump is hosting a luncheon on International Women’s Day. It’s her first solo White House event as first lady.

At the White House, the first lady welcomed about 50 women seated at tables adorned with floral centerpieces of pharaoh tulips and sweet pea flowers in shades of purple.

Attendees included her stepdaughter, Ivanka Trump; Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen; White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Reporters were led out of the room as the first lady began to speak.

She and President Donald Trump planned to have dinner later Wednesday with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife, Heidi.