Melania Trump, Sara Netanyahu visit African-American history museum
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First lady Melania Trump visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Wednesday with Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to pool reports.

David Skorton, the secretary of the Smithsonian, led the two women on the tour, during which Sara Netanyahu and the first lady stopped in front of a Thomas Jefferson statue.

The two reportedly spent several minutes on the last stop of the tour, which was in the room with a waterfall that features quotes on the wall from figures such as Nelson Mandela and poet Frances Harper.


Trump thanked Netanyahu for "coming to D.C." before the pair departed. The visit came after President Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu held a joint press conference at the White House earlier in the day.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in September, with speakers such as former President George W. Bush and then-President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPoll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Can you kill a virus with a gun? Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much MORE helping celebrate the museum.

Obama had suggested that month that Trump visit the museum to "tune in" to the black community after claiming on the campaign trail that the African-American community was in worse shape than ever before.