First lady brings ‘Be Best’ children’s campaign to Nashville

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First lady Melania Trump was in Nashville briefly Tuesday to promote her “Be Best” for children campaign.  

The first lady arrived in Nashville around 2:30 p.m. before making her way to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.  

Much of the first part of her visit was just listening to many of the pediatricians and social workers at the hospital, with the conversation focusing on the opioid epidemic and the number of infants with drug withdrawal.  

Vanderbilt officials went over some of the interdisciplinary efforts to fight one of the most heartbreaking parts of the opioid epidemic – babies born addicted.  

After taking part in the roundtable, the first lady also met with some patients at the hospital.  

It was her first visit promoting her signature issue, “Be Best” for children.  

She is expected to return to Washington Tuesday night.  

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