Melania Trump rings opening bell at New York Stock Exchange

Kimberly Dole
September 23, 2019 - 12:12 pm

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- First lady Melania Trump rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.

The exchange's first female president, Stacey Cunningham, escorted Mrs. Trump and discussed the exchange's history with her.

They were surrounded by children from the United Nations International School while standing in front of a backdrop promoting Be Best, the first lady's youth initiative.

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Mrs. Trump received applause on the exchange floor and chatted with the children, who looked excited and nervous.

Earlier news reports said some parents had objected to what they perceived as a politically themed event but participation was voluntary.

Republican President Donald Trump is in New York for a three-day visit to the United Nations.

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