Melania Trump reflects on Asia trip and the past year

11 November, 2017, 01:55 | Author: Julian Harrison
  • The couple were met by flag-waving schoolchildren at Beijing Airport

First Lady Melania Trump befriended a beloved 240-pound panda named GuGu on her final days in China. In September, the first lady was heavily criticized for wearing a pair of sky-high Manolo Blahnik stilettos on a trip to help hurricane victims in Texas.

Later in the day, the first lady will walk the Great Wall of China before returning to the United States, where she will visit with troops in Alaska before returning to Washington.

Trump was greeted by children singing and waving American and Chinese flags.

Parts of the zoo in Beijing's western fringe were shut down for the visit, but Wang Xumei, pushing her one-year-old granddaughter in a buggy, said she was not put off.

Mrs. Trump toured China's famed Great Wall at Mutianyu, where she rode a cable auto to a watchtower, signed a guestbook and strolled along a stretch of the wall for about half an hour with a small group of aides and security officers.

After leaving the zoo, the first lady headed to the Great Wall, where she took in the view from a watch tower.

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump and Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan, arrives for a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, in Beijing.

She passed out stuffed toy eagles from the the children and posed for pictures with them.

"She's very lovely and we're very happy to have her and the American president in Beijing", Ms Wang said, adding: "Come back soon".



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