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First Lady skips Davos with President Trump, visits Holocaust museum

First Lady skips Davos with President Trump, visits Holocaust museum

She arrived in West Palm Beach around midday Thursday, a law enforcement source confirmed to CNN.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the people whose lives and families were broken by the horrors of the Holocaust", the First Lady said Thursday in a statement, two days before January 27, set by the United Nations to commemorate the 1945 liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

Later, in a statement, she sent prayers to families "broken" by the Holocaust, mentioning coming "together" in strength: "My heart is with you".

She was expected to be more forthcoming on Friday night (US time) if she showed at the Safari Night Ball at Mar-a-Lago, but reversing a tough two weeks could take more than a controlled public appearance on home turf.

This Saturday marks the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance.

The explanation behind Trump's Florida trip was not instantly clear and the White House did not promptly react to a demand for input.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reported on Friday that Mrs Trump had spent a number of nights at a Washington DC hotel in the wake of reports about the president's alleged affair with Ms Daniels.

"[The sex] was textbook generic", the publication reports Stormy saying of the affair, which took place less than four months after Trump's wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron in 2006. Despite the rebuttals, recent headlines have inevitably made for a hard period for the first lady.

Melania Trump, meanwhile, has tried to stay out of the spotlight and hasn't made a public statement since news of the Trump-Clifford story first broke.

Boarding Air Force One on January 15 to fly home to Washington, she trudged up the stairs "in blustery wind and rain, behind her husband, who carried an umbrella but did not offer it to his wife", said a report.

On January 20, marking the one-year anniversary of her husband's inauguration day, the first lady tweeted a photo of herself - sans Trump - being accompanied to the swearing-in ceremony by a military escort. However, on the evening of January 22, Grisham backtracked, telling CNN Melania Trump's trip was now off, citing "scheduling and logistical issues". That's because-and you can be forgiven for forgetting this in a year of non-stop scandals-its statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day last year did not mention Jews.

Unlike past year, the statement included an explicit mention of the Jews as primary victims of the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazi regime since its rise to power in Germany in 1933, and in the early 1940s specifically.