Melania To Skip Hosting Irish Prime Minister On St. Patrick’s Day Because She Won’t Leave Trump Tower

The Irish Times reports:

US First Lady Melania Trump is not due to appear alongside husband Donald Trump when he meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the St Patrick’s Day ceremony next week. Mr Kenny and his wife Fionnuala have previously appeared at the shamrock ceremony in the White House alongside former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama but Mrs Trump will not attend this year. The current first lady has not played the traditional role of her predecessors, limiting public appearances with her husband to their weekend visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The Slovenian-born former model is continuing to live at the couple’s home in Trump Tower in New York rather than move to Washington DC.

And on a related note:

A St. Patrick’s Day themed ‘Make America Great Again’ hat being sold on Donald Trump’s website has been taken down after a glaring error was pointed out. The green hat featured a four-leaf clover on the back rather than a shamrock, prompting a slew of criticism and jokes about “alternative facts”. ‘Official Team Trump’ tweeted a photo of that hat last week urging followers to “capture the luck of the Irish” by buying the hat. The Republican Party’s official twitter account also tweeted a link to the merchandise.