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Melania Trump denies her meeting with Michelle Obama was awkward

Chloe Best
Lifestyle Features Editor
15 November 2016
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Melania Trump has insisted she had a "great time" during her meeting with Michelle Obama at the White House on Thursday, despite the pair being on opposing political teams.

The future First Lady enjoyed a private meeting and tour with Michelle while their husbands Donald Trump and Barack Obama sat down for transition talks following the Presidential election.

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Melania Trump denied claims her meeting with Michelle Obama was awkward

Appearing in a 60 Minutes interview on CBS at the weekend, Melania was asked if there was any "awkwardness" between herself and Michelle, especially after she was accused of plagiarising some of Mrs Obama's Democratic convention speech from 2008.

"No. I didn't feel it," Melania said. "[Michelle] was a gracious host. We had a great time and we talked about raising children in the White House. She was very warm and very nice."

Children are one of the few things the pair have in common; Michelle has raised her daughters Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, in the White House for the past eight years, while Melania's son Barron, ten, is set to be the new resident in January.

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Donald Trumpwas announced as America's 45th president on Wednesday 

During the interview Melania also revealed that she sometimes had to monitor her husband's Twitter use throughout his campaign as he became notorious for sending provocative tweets.

"You know, of course, I did many times from the beginning of the campaign," Melania said. "Sometimes he listens, sometimes he doesn't… I think he – he hears me. But he will do what he wants to do in the end.

"He's an adult. He knows the consequences. And I give him my opinion. And he could do whatever he likes with it."

Donald Trump was announced as America's 45th president on Wednesday, in a stunning electoral upset. The 70-year-old billionaire beat fellow candidate Hillary Clinton to take the White House in a surprising landslide victory – leaving much of Hollywood in shock.

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