Trump’s official state visit is a smashing success thanks to Melania Trump. Not for the first time she has quite literally stolen the show.
Her elegance and class and beauty but also her quick wit were all on display during this historic event. From Newsweek:
First lady Melania Trump appeared to correct her husband President Donald Trump during their United Kingdom state visit on Monday when he seemed to forget that he had previously gifted a pewter horse to Queen Elizabeth II.
The Trumps were on a tour of Royal Collection artifacts at Buckingham Palace’s picture gallery when the president was shown a pewter horse he had given the Queen during his last visit, and asked if he recognized it.
“No,” the president said, according to the Guardian.
“Yes, this is one of ours,” the first lady reportedly said to rescue her husband.
The Trumps gave the pewter horse to the Queen when they met her at Windsor Castle last July.
Some Twitter users were more forgiving of the president than others.
“And it was something he gave to THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Yeah, I don’t think my husband would recognize gifts we’d given someone either,” another Twitter user wrote.
The president had a better recollection of a book of tartans that was opened to a page with the yellow design of the MacLeod clan of his Scottish Hebridean mother.
“That’s my tartan,” Donald Trump said right away.
The Queen also showed the Trumps some golfing memorabilia as well as a copy of a draft of a telegram George VI sent to American general Dwight Eisenhower following the invasion of France on D-Day.
The Queen’s gift to the president on Monday was a 1959 first edition of The Second World War by Winston Churchill in a leather box, her royal cypher and a Duofold pen set. The Queen gave the first lady a silver box with an enamel lid crafted by hand.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles during a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London. @realDonaldTrump #TrumpUKVisit pic.twitter.com/droIQpJ1qU
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) June 3, 2019