Melania Trump turns heads in $4,150 coat, lighting the Christmas tree in vanilla leather gloves

Melania Trump wore a stunning all white belted coat in Washington D.C. ceremony. The glowing first lady was honored with the lighting of the tree at the special event. 

Melania joined President Donald Trump for the 96th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Wednesday. According to the Daily Caller, the National Park Service hosted the event at the Ellipse not far from the White House. 

The POTUS stepped out in an elegant long black overcoat, a red tie, and black gloves. "Let's light the tree. The first lady will do the honors," Trump said. The photos can be seen below. 

Melania, donned in a $4150 Max Mara Beaver Belted Wrap Coat, looked incredible at the occasion. Her vanilla-colored leather gloves, white turtleneck, and matching boots made the first lady that much more striking in her ensemble. 

She wore her hair up in a loose bun and appeared to be wearing her usual dramatic eye makeup look. At one point, Melania shed a tear as they stood in the extremely cold air. 

Also present was Donald's daughter Tiffany, his son Eric with his wife Lara, and Donald Jr. with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle. Along with other attendees, they enjoyed music from the U.S. Navy band, Antonio Sabato Jr. and country music artists. 

In addition to his speech, Donald later took to Instagram to celebrate the arrival of the festive season. He wrote: 

“On behalf of @FLOTUS Melania and the entire Trump family, I want to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! May this Christmas Season bring peace to your hearts, warmth to your homes, cheer to your spirits and JOY TO THE WORLD! #NCTL2018" 

In another video post he wrote: 

“At this time of year, we renew the bonds of affection between our fellow citizens – and we awaken the faith in our hearts that calls each of us to action….”

Melania recently spoke of action at a summit when she gave a speech for her cyberbullying "Be Best" campaign. Speaking at Liberty University, she surprised listeners with her words. 

"Sometimes you need to fight back - I'm sorry." 

A roar of applause followed the first lady's words. But social media delivered the expected backlash afterward. Many compared her stance to her husband's attitude. 

The first lady has faced continuous criticism for her cause. When the public compares it to Donald's often aggressive tweets, it appears ironic. But it hasn't fazed Melania who pledged to continue working for the much-needed cause.

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