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    As the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump gathers steam, Melania Trump has had a packed schedule, becoming the first FLOTUS to visit the headquarters of the Drug Enforcement Administration, where she promoted her Be Best campaign.

    Seemingly "unfazed" by the growing scandal around the impeachment inquiry targeting her husband, which she has not officially commented on, First Lady Melania Trump adhered to her own agenda, announcing the construction of a new tennis pavilion on the White House grounds on 8 October.

    "It is my hope that this private space will function as a place to gather and spend leisure time for First Families," Melania Trump said in a statement.

    The new pavilion is being funded by private donations, the White House said, without revealing details about the construction's cost.

    In a tweet, the first lady shared a photo that showed her, wearing her trademark stiletto heels, breaking ground by the old White House tennis court.

    ​The Twitter post had netizens eager to share their opinions, with many grilling Melania Trump for overlooking the impeachment issue for more trivial matters:

    ​Others deplored the waste of money, which they believe could be used on other causes:

    ​The First Lady’s fans flocked to Twitter to support her:

    ​While Melania Trump had a busy week as the only first lady to visit the headquarters of the Drug Enforcement Administration, promoting her Be Best campaign, the House of Representatives issued a subpoena for the US Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, to testify on allegations that the Trump administration attempted to persuade Ukraine to investigate possible corruption by former Vice President Joe Biden.

    Previously, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the beginning of impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump on 24 September.

    The inquiry was initiated after the first whistleblower in the scandal sent a complaint to Congress, claiming that during the 25 July phone call with Zelensky, Trump had pressed the Ukrainian President to investigate alleged corruption by 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, while threatening to withhold US military aid to Ukraine.

    Trump, in turn, reject the allegations, condemning them as a new instance of “witch hunt garbage.”


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