Melania Trump, Jill Biden and Michelle Obama. Photos: @melaniatrumpfashion/Instagram, ZUMA, PA/DPA
Melania Trump, Jill Biden and Michelle Obama. Photos: @melaniatrumpfashion/Instagram, ZUMA, PA/DPA
US Politics

Is the first lady more powerful than the US president? From Melania Trump to Michelle Obama, these supposedly apolitical figures have influenced everything from fashion to global affairs

  • Michelle Obama had her Let’s Move campaign, Melania Trump launched the Be Best initiative and Nancy Reagan told young people to ‘just say no’ to drugs
  • President Woodrow Wilson’s wife Edith even took over the executive’s decision-making after he suffered a stroke, nicknamed the ‘Second President’

Melania Trump, Jill Biden and Michelle Obama. Photos: @melaniatrumpfashion/Instagram, ZUMA, PA/DPA
Melania Trump, Jill Biden and Michelle Obama. Photos: @melaniatrumpfashion/Instagram, ZUMA, PA/DPA
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