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Melania Trump reads Christmas story to children in hospital

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The tradition dates back decades.

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Melania Trump is continuing the tradition of first ladies reading a story to children who will be spending Christmas in hospital.

The White House said the First Lady toured a short-stay unit and a surgical unit at Children’s National hospital in Washington on Friday.

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First Lady Melania Trump reads a Christmas book to children (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

She also visited with patients in a playroom and helped make snowflakes with them.

Mrs Trump came down to the atrium afterwards and sat with two patients in front of a towering Christmas tree to read Oliver The Ornament Meets Belle.

The story is a sequel to the one she read at the hospital in 2018.

The tradition of a Christmastime visit with to children in hospital by a first lady dates back decades.

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