U.S. is with you, Melania Trump tells Laura Mattarella

First lady calls Italian president's daughter

(ANSA) - New York, April 9 - United States First Lady Melania Trump called Laura Mattarella, the daughter of Italian President Sergio Mattarella, to express support for Italy as it battles against the coronavirus, the White House said in a statement.
    Melania Trump expressed "optimism and hope" that the "positive trend" regarding the spread of COVID-19 would "continue in Italy".
    She added that the American people "are at the side of their ally".
    She also offered 100 million dollars in aid and said she hoped the pandemic could be defeated in the coming weeks. The Italian president is a widower.


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