Parents have complained about Trump's visits to schools and events with children, but the first lady has rarely faced an actual protest.
"Our military has never been stronger or more capable than it is now," the first lady said during her visit to Charleston, South Carolina.
On Capitol Hill, Melania Trump ignored questions from reporters including: "Is the impeachment inquiry affecting you and your family in any way?"
The book contains new allegations of inappropriate behavior from 43 women, including 26 instances of unwanted sexual contact.
The first lady has previously been criticized for being tone deaf with the messages she posts on social media.
The first lady will meet with children and "encourage them to spend more time outdoors & learn about our amazing National Parks," her spokeswoman tweeted.
"She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future," President Trump tweeted about Thunberg.
Melania Trump also selected Clinton china for the first state dinner she hosted last year for French President Emmanuel Macron.
"I am profoundly disappointed by the decision to accept this invitation," a United Nations worker and parent wrote in a letter to the U.N. undersecretary-general.
A recently completed redecoration of three rooms in the White House by First Lady Melania Trump has been met with a mostly negative reaction online.
"They have met before. They have a friendship. He and Sophie like Melania very much," Margaret Trudeau said, referring to Justin Trudeau's wife.
The Daily Show host mocked the departure of the national security adviser, who disputes that he was fired, insisting instead that he quit the Donald Trump administration.
"As students across the country head back to classes, I want to wish everyone a successful school year!" the first lady tweeted.
Captions included, "'Here girl, come here girl' [pats leg] 'come here wife, there's a good girl,'" by comedy writer James Felton.
Pictures showing First Lady Melania Trump whispering in the ear of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit in France on Sunday prompted soap opera memes and social media mockery of the U.S. president's marriage.
The spoof of "West Side Story" sees Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib confront the president in the White House.
"Trevor Noah now owns the internet and we all have to pay him rent," joked Elie Mystal after "The Daily Show" host's new Trump conspiracy theory went viral.
"Now, at a fair table with four people, each person is entitled to 25 percent of the conversation, right?" Harrelson said. "I got about 1 percent. And the governor, Jesse, he got about 3 percent. Trump took the rest."
Vogue editor Anna Winter appeared to throw subtle shade when asked about the first lady's style.
"#Christmas planning has begun in the East Wing at the @WhiteHouse," the first lady tweeted several hours into Mueller's testimony
The Obamas had hosted five state dinners by their third year in the White House.
Critics have speculated that the leaks about Ivanka and Melania Trump are part of a broader effort to protect their public image from the president's myriad controversies.
Melania Trump jumped seven places from her position in the same ranking last year, while Clinton dropped four places.
"@AOC was born in New York. @RashidaTlaib was born in Michigan. @AyannaPressley was born in Ohio. @IlhanMN is a naturalized American, like 2 of Trump's wives (so far)," GOP consultant Ana Navarro tweeted.
The book alleges that Melania Trump was one of the "millions of other women and men" who did not believe Ford's claims that now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.
The first lady wore a white dress with rainbow stripes with bright fuschia heels just four days after the end of Pride month in June.
Sanders, who announced her resignation earlier this month, has been replaced by Stephanie Grisham, a former spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump.
"Ivanka went publicly because of course her brand is women and children, but she's taken that off her brand, children," MSNBC's Brzezinski said Wednesday.
As spokeswoman for the first lady, Grisham was a loyal defender of Melania Trump.