Melania Trump paid a visit to a Washington D.C. children’s hospital yesterday and proceeded to tell sick kids about the healing powers of nature, as if a walk through the woods is all it takes to cure cancer. For some of these kids, the woods are all they’re gonna have after losing their insurance coverage through the ACA.
According to a statement released by Children’s National Health System, Melania visited the hospital Wednesday and “met with patients, families, doctors and other care team members” to discuss how “the gift of nature and the beauties of the outdoors can contribute to the healing process.”
Melania Trump said:
“I am a passionate believer in integrating and interpreting nature’s elements into our daily lives to create a warm, nurturing and positive environment. I believe that these same natural benefits can be instrumental to enhancing the health and well-being of all children. It is important to me that children can recognize, identify and express their feelings in order to promote their mental wellness and healing process.”
During the visit, Trump visited a healing garden named for a D.C. philanthropist and planted Morning Glory seeds with sick children. The hospital did not mention any discussion of health care policies, but Kurt Newman, president of Children’s National Health System, said the hospital shares Trump’s “belief in the power of nature’s beauty to help kids heal and thrive.”