‘Who’s missing here?’ First lady display at DC’s Children’s National Hospital draws questions

A video making the rounds suggests, at best, that Melania Trump is not granted the same respect as other former first ladies. Then again, this was apparent when Donald Trump held office, considering Mrs. Trump is a former model and her likeness did not grace a single fashion magazine cover in America.

The video depicts a display at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C. Portraits of former first lady’s are seen on the wall under the heading, “Honorary Chairs of the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden. The portraits begin with Rosalynn Carter and proceed in succession up to Michelle Obama. An open door leads into the next room, where current first lady Jill Biden’s portrait in on display by itself.

“Who’s missing here?” tweeted TexasLindsay.

It’s logical to assume that Melania is behind the open door, given the order of the portraits and the space behind the door, BUT it’s a safe bet to suggest that Michelle Obama — who, by the way, graced countless magazine covers — would not be placed behind a door.

Interestingly, the healing garden officially opened while Melania Trump was in the White House and she attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“I want to thank everyone involved in this project,” Mrs. Trump said. “It took so many kind and caring people focused on these very brave and amazing children, and the end result is something everyone should be proud of. I’m so grateful that patients and their families will be able to go through the healing process outside in this wonderful space.”

Given how Melania Trump was treated while in office, the story seemed to strike a nerve with social media users.

Here’s a quick sampling of some of the responses to the story, as seen on X:

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