Melania Trump Visits Babies, Moms Affected by Opioid Crisis

Mrs. Trump spoke briefly at a conference at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on newborns who have been exposed to opioids while in the womb.

Image via AP Photo/Matt Rourke

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Melania Trump toured a hospital's neonatal care unit Wednesday to learn about the treatment given to newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal, after she was initially delayed by mechanical issues on her plane. Her flight was forced to return to a Washington-area military base because of smoke in the cabin, and she took a different plane to make the trip to Philadelphia. Mrs. Trump spoke briefly at a conference at Thomas… Read at AP News

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