Melania Trump visits Washington Holocaust Memorial Museum

By Daniel Uria  |  Jan. 25, 2018 at 4:29 PM
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Jan. 25 (UPI) -- First lady Melania Trump visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., on Thursday after canceling a trip to Davos with the president.

Trump shared photos of herself at the museum during the trip, which was arranged to honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Saturday.

"Thank you Holocaust Museum for a powerful and moving tour that honors the millions of innocent lives lost, and educates us on the tragedies and effects of the Holocaust," she wrote on Twitter.

Trump was not accompanied by media and issued a statement saying she wished to pay respect to the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust and to the millions of other victims of Nazi persecution.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the people whose lives and families were broken by the horrors of the Holocaust," she said. "Yet it is also through our shared humanity that we come together now in commemoration, strength, and love. My heart is with you, and we remember."

Trump took a tour of the museum, participated in a moment of silence at the eternal flame in the Hall of Remembrance and lit a candle at the museum's prayer wall.

She was originally scheduled to accompany her husband President Donald Trump on his trip to Davos Switzerland for the World Economic Forum but canceled the trip on Tuesday, citing scheduling and logistical problems.

The president arrived in Davos Thursday, where he criticized Palestinian leaders after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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