Melania Trump stuns in D&G's tweed monochrome coat and leather skirt at Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon ceremony

She finished off her look with a pair of suede heels formed with black uppers and a contrasting taupe cap toe


                            Melania Trump stuns in D&G's tweed monochrome coat and leather skirt at Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon ceremony
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First Lady Melania Trump joined her husband POTUS Donald Trump for the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning at the White House. The pardoning of the turkey has been an annual presidential tradition since 1989. For the special occasion, Melania was seen sporting a fall-ready outfit which featured a layered and black and white tweed coat from Dolce and Gabbana over a leather knee-length skirt. 

She looked classy in the monochrome coat as she joined her husband for the event. The jacket featured a v-neckline and had three black buttons which were fastened in the front. Her long coat had a fitted style and it cut off at her ankle. She finished off her look with a pair of suede heels formed with black uppers and a contrasting taupe suede cap toe. She chose to leave her blonde locks loose to fall over her shoulders. 

First lady Melania Trump (R) looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump gives the National Thanksgiving Turkey "Corn" a presidential pardon during the traditional event in the Rose Garden of the White House November 24, 2020 in Washington, DC (Getty Images) 

The annual turkey event was held at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington DC. He had issued a full pardon on a "very, very fortunate turkey" and had added, "Because Thanksgiving is a special day for turkeys — I guess, probably for the most part, not a very good one when you think about." Before meeting one of the turkeys, Trump introduced Corn and Cob — two turkeys chosen from the presidential flock of 20 turkeys. He said, "After today's ceremony, these birds will retire under the care of skilled veterinarians at Iowa State University."

"Once there, people of all ages will be able to visit them and learn about poultry science, veterinary medicine, and farming," he added. He proceeded to wish Corn and Cob a "long, happy, and very memorable life."
 
He then lifted his right hand and said, "Corn, I hereby grant you a full pardon. Thank you Corn." Before pardoning the turkeys, he had extended his "eternal gratitude to the doctors, nurses, health care workers and scientists who have waged the battle against the China virus." He also thanked the vaccines and therapies "that will soon end the pandemic." "It's just a tremendous feeling to know that they're coming. And they'll be coming probably starting next week or shortly thereafter," he added. 

Jared Kushner (L) and Ivanka Trump, both senior advisors to her father U.S. President Donald Trump, and their children pet the national Thanksgiving Turkey after it was pardoned during a traditional ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House November 24, 2020 in Washington, DC (Getty Images) 

His daughter Ivanka Trump and her children were present at the event as well. Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner along with their children were seen playing with the bird and petting it before it was officially spared. Ivanka was seen sporting a chic white pantsuit which featured a form-fitting long-sleeved shirt and a pair of wide-legged trousers. She sported a blue floral mask and seemed to follow all CDC issued guidelines amid the raging coronavirus pandemic. The rest of her family were also seen sporting face masks along with their outfits. Her husband Jared Kushner was seen in a navy design that matched his navy overcoat and suit.

Arabella, 9, and her younger brother Theodore, 4, were seen getting up close and personal with the turkey whom they played with. However, their brother Joseph, 7, chose not to engage with the bird and stayed on his parent's lap. 

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