Melania Trump shared one brief dance with U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jose Medina that he will remember for the rest of his life. Mr. and Mrs. Trump took part in three balls during the inauguration on Friday including The Salute to Our Armed Services Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Mrs. Trump in a stunning ivory gown by French designer Hervé Pierre danced with Medina. There was a real human connection between the former model and the soldier who fought for this country both in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In a new interview, Mr. Medina said it was a great honor to meet and talk to the first lady. The 29-year-old hero said: “It’s incredible. Obviously it was a great privilege and honor to get the chance to dance with the First Lady.” The soldier said Melania was nervous at first, but as he complimented her on her beauty and her family, she opened up a bit.
He explained: “She was nervous. I don’t think she was ready for all of that attention.” Medina, who is from Puerto Rico, added: “She [was] just saying hi to me, congratulating me on being selected, and I just told her that she was beautiful and that she had a beautiful family, and she smiled at that.”
Medina confessed that he asked Barron’s mother if he could twirl her, and she happily agreed to it. He shared: “So I did it, and then the crowd went crazy.”
Since the inauguration, Melania and Barron have returned to New York. The mother and son duo will be living in Trump Tower until the end of the school year.