First Lady Melania Trump has been described as the most reclusive first lady ever. Donald Trump has been President of the United States since January 20, 2017; however, his wife had been mostly behind the scenes since then. It is noticeable that The First Lady has made very few public appearances. The Washington Post calls the current first lady "reclusive and elusive."

The first lady's rating

It is interesting that Melania Trump has done very little but has a favorable rating higher than her husband who has tried to do it all in the short time he has been in office.

Mrs. Trump has an approval rating of 52 percent compared to her husband's latest approval rating of only 35 percent, which is an all-time low.

The first lady made no public appearances between January 21 and February 3. Later in the month, she was seen in public four times. She did make five public appearances at official events in March.

The first lady spends most of her time in the penthouse of Trump Tower in New York City. She and 11-year-old Barron are expected to move into the White House in June after his private school closes.

What the FLOTUS has done

The first lady hasn't yet made any progress on her campaign pledge to help combat cyber bullying. Her first solo public appearance was on March 2 for Read Across America Day.

She read Dr. Seuss' classic story "Oh, The Places You'll Go" in the pediatric wing of Manhattan's New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

On March 8, International Women's Day, Trump hosted a women-only luncheon and made a speech about education and equal opportunity. The first lady has still yet to fill integral positions as press secretary and communications director.

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How does Melania compare?

Melania Trump's role is more subdued than her predecessors. Her appearances are in contrast to the first months of other first ladies. By this time, other first ladies had established a strong presence in the White House and were already working in their causes when their husbands were in office for three months.

Michelle Obama had made over 20 public appearances by March 20, 2009. By early April, she had established an international presence. That surely hasn't been the case with Melania Trump.