Melania Trump thanked school children for their ability to adapt to the conditions of the pandemic

The first lady made a televised address at the CNN event.

First lady Melania Trump made her first independent televised speech, thanking school children for being able to adapt to the new reality in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

“These changes are not easy, but you have been so strong, and I am proud of the example you set,” the first lady said during an online event on coronavirus hosted by CNN. Her address was recorded in advance.

Ms. Trump said that she understands how students miss their classmates, sports, and school holidays, assuring that their determination to overcome this difficult period will be a defining one for their generation for many years to come.