What Melania Wore to the NDAA Signing Ceremony

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First Lady Melania Trump, alongside President Trump, son Barron and senior advisor Ivanka Trump departed the White House heading to Joint Base Andrews to sign the $738 billion defense policy bill before heading to Mar-a-Lago for Christmas break.

Looking lovely while keeping warm, Melania donned a camel wool coat from London’s classic brand Burberry. The oversized Burberry coat featured detailed wide lapel at the cuff. Unfortunately, this exact coat is available for purchase. Underneath the camel coat, Melania sported a camel sweater paired a simple camel trousers that matched her coat.

She completed this monochromatic look with a red crocodile textured bag with matching metallic red python pumps from her go-to shoe brand — Christian Louboutin. These beauties retailed for $905, but they are unfortunately sold out everywhere. However, there are a few pairs available to purchase in selected sizes for half the retail prices at online consignment shop such as Tradesy and Luxury Closet.


While this classic camel wool coat, as well as those gorgeous red python are unavailable to purchase, below are similar version one can purchase to take a page from Melania’s style.

Wool Oversized Coat
Red Python

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in remarks and signing ceremony for Sl.1790, the National Defense Authorization (NDAA) Act for Fiscal Year 2020, in Hanger 6 at Andrews Air Force Base Friday, December 20, 2019, in Maryland, before leaving for Mar-a-Lago for the holidays. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

At Joint Base Andrews, the President and the First Lady signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 at a ceremony. 

“This is a truly historic day for the American Armed Forces,” Trump said. “In just a few minutes I will proudly sign into law the largest ever investment in the United States military. The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act is about making sure our warfighters have the tools, resources, and equipment you need to fight and to win — all the time, to win.  We’re making our military stronger and more powerful than ever before.”

The $738 billion compromise bill includes a 3.1 per cent pay increase for the troops; the first ever paid family leave for all federal workers, and the creation of a Space Force, the first new branch of the US military in more than 70 years and a top military priority for Trump. 

The NDAA establishes Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. military and the Pentagon’s first branch of the military solely dedicated to organizing, training, and equipping personnel to operate and protect military space assets. It will be comprised of about 16,000 active-duty military personnel and civilian staffers from Air Force Space Command. The new service will be part of the Department of the Air Force in a structure similar to the Marine Corps relationship to the Navy and will be led by a four-star chief of space operations.

“Today also marks another landmark achievement, as we officially inaugurate the newest branch of our military.  This is a very big and important moment.  It’s called the Space Force,” Trump said. “With my signature today, you will witness the birth of the Space Force, and that will be now officially the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces.  That is something really incredible.”

At the ceremony, Trump officially announced he is nominating Gen. Jay Raymond to be the chief of space operations. Raymond is currently the commander of U.S. Space Command.

“With today’s signing, I will proudly appoint General Jay Raymond the first Chief of Space Operations.  And he will become the very first member of the Space Force,” Trump said. “General Raymond, congratulations, and thank you for you everything you’ve done.”

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 86 to 8 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA. The Democratic-led House approved the bill by 377-48 last week. 

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The Trumps were joined by several administration officials, including Vice President Pence, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, as well as several Republican congressmen.


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1 Comment
  • Trish Stewart
    January 2, 2020

    She is the most elegant and yet down to earth First Lady ever! God bless you Melania!

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