Melania stunned the media world Thursday by making a surprise visit to an illegal immigrant child detention center on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
The first lady held a roundtable with officials involved in the migrant crisis, toured the facility that held fifty unaccompanied migrant children, met with border patrol officers and visited with the children herself.
She was also presented with an American flag painted by the migrant children.
While the first lady did not take questions from the press, her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham did. Grisham made clear to the press that the visit was Melania’s idea completely.
“She wanted to see everything for herself. She supports family reunification. She thinks that it’s important that children stay with their families,” Grisham said. “This was 100-percent her idea. She absolutely wanted to come.”
Then, a reporter asked if Melania being an immigrant herself influenced her views. “Does the fact that she’s an immigrant influence her views?” a reporter asked.
Grisham’s response was pure America: “I don’t know that it plays into her thinking but I can tell you guys that when she came into this country she did it legally and she feels that everybody should enter the country legally,” Grisham said.
“I’m sure she’ll continue to let her husband know her opinions. She does that often,” she concluded.