First lady Melania Trump made a surprise appearance at the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) annual conference this weekend.
This marked her first public appearance since she visited children in an immigrant detention center and was lambasted for wearing a green jacket that read on the back, “I Really Dont Care. Do U?” (In case anyone needed to know, InStyle reported “[Melania] wore a crisp white shirt with a collar popped in an aristocratic fashion, and styled it with a high-waisted pencil skirt and white Christian Louboutin stiletto heels” to the event.)
SADD aims to educate and inspire teenagers to make better decisions, particularly urging them to say no to texting while driving and doing drugs. In her remarks, Melania called the conference and the organization “inspiring” and promoted it alongside her “Be Best” campaign, which she unveiled several weeks ago. Melania not only spoke at the event, but took the time to get to know some of the student members of SADD who represent their peers from around the country. She featured a short video clip of the event on her Instagram.
“Kindness, compassion, and positivity are very important traits in life,” Trump said, according to InStyle. “It is far easier to say nothing than it is to speak words of kindness. It is easier to judge quickly than to take time to understand. It is often easier to see a glass-half-empty than half full.”