First Lady Melania Trump alongside President Trump departed the White House Sunday morning as they head to India for a two-day state visit.
Departing the White House in a casual ensemble, Melania wore a plain black turtleneck sweater paired with white grid pattern skinny pants by Rachel Roy. Designed by American-born Indian-descent designer, the patterned pants from the Rachel Roy Collection is a slim silhouette with a slit at the ankle. It retailed for $99, but unfortunately this affordable bad boy is officially sold out.
To complete her look, she teamed the white Rachel Roy pants with a long black coat and white flats instead of her usual stiletto heels. The leather flats from Roger Vivier, known as Belle Vivier Graphic features a cream leather outlined with contrasting patent panels, square toe and the brand signature buckle detail. It retails for $895 and is available for purchase at Net-A-Porter.com.
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President Trump will bring a 12-person official delegation, including his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and adviser Stephen Miller. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and National Security Council members Lisa Curtis and Kash Patel are also slated to attend bilateral meetings during the trip.
The Trump will touch down Monday afternoon in Ahmedabad, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state. As they arrive to India, they will be greeted by Indian Prime Minister Modi and Modi loyalist as they will line up the route road side heading to the Motera Stadium for a huge rally. The rally, named “Namaste, Trump,” is a sequel to the “Howdy, Modi” rally Trump and the prime minister attended in Houston last September. The Trump-Modi rally will be the first event in the newly renovated Sardar Patel Stadium, the largest cricket stadium in the world, according to the Times of India. The stadium size is approximately the size of some of the largest college football stadiums in the United States.
Trump told reporters that he gets along very well with Modi and expected a warm welcome for the “Namaste, Trump!” rally at a newly renovated 110,000-seat cricket stadium in the state of Gujarat’s largest city.
“I hear it’s going to be a big event. Some people say the biggest event they’ve ever had in India. That’s what the prime minister told me, this will be the biggest vent they’ve ever had,” he said.
Modi’s government has spent more than $14 million, according to the Associated Press, cleaning up and cleared out the areas of its poshest neighborhoods in preparation for the Trumps’ two-day visit. Giant blue tarps were put in place to shield the Trumps from the jungle-like park, and numerous ‘welcome signs’ billboards have been placed all across the streets where the Trumps’ motorcade will travel to Motera Stadium.
Following the “Namaste, Trump” rally in the state of Gujarat, Trump will visit the Taj Mahal. The government officials are concern of the growing monkey population that have found shelter in the Taj Mahal. As many as 700 rhesus monkeys live in the nation’s most famous landmark and are known to harass tourists. To prevent a diplomatic incident, slingshot-carrying security guards will be deployed to fend off the monkeys
Melania will join the long list of America’s First Ladies who have visited India. First Ladies including Jackie Kennedy, Pat Nixon, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama are amongst those who have visited the famous monument, either alone or joined alongside with the president. While President Trump is conducting bilateral meeting, Melania is scheduled to participate solo, visiting a school to see the curriculum that is considered to be unique.
Modi tweeted early Sunday morning that the country was looking forward to Trump’s visit.
“It is an honor that he will be with us tomorrow, starting with the historic program in Ahmedabad!” Modi wrote.
The president and first lady will spend their only night in the country in New Dehli’s Chanakyapuri neighborhood.
Trump and Modi are likely to discuss trade barriers between the two nations. A trade war erupted between the two nations after the president levied tariffs on steel and aluminum, as well as stripped the country of its preferential export status. India responded with higher tariffs on agricultural goods and restrictions on U.S. medical devices. They are also expected to discuss foreign affairs, including the disputed Kashmir region between India and Pakistan, and the barriers that makes it difficult for Muslims to become Indian citizens.
Departing for India with Melania! pic.twitter.com/sZhb3E1AoB— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2020
Trump and Melania’s Schedule in India
- The Trumps arrive in Ahmedabad, India
- Event with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Motera Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium
- The Trumps will Visit the Taj Mahal
- The Trumps will travel in Delhi, where they will be spending the one night in India
- Ceremonial events, bilateral meetings and business event with Indian business Investors
- President Trump will have a meet-and-greet with Embassy staff
- President Trump one-on-one meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi
- President Trump will meet Indian President Nath Kovind
- The Trumps will end the night at a State Dinner at the Presidential Palace called Rashtrapati Bhavan
- After the state dinner, the Trumps will depart to the United States Tuesday evening
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