Melania Trump mistook Australian former Foreign Minister for politicians' wife
First Lady Melania Trump, official White House photo.

Over the weekend, Australia’s former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop shared an anecdote about meeting First Lady Melania Trump -- and being mistaken for a politician's wife, reports New York Magazine.


“Melania, standing by, assumed David was the foreign minister and she said to me: ‘Julie, will you be coming to my ladies’ lunch tomorrow?’ And I said ‘No, David’s going to the partners’ lunch’. She thought about that for a while, thinking: ‘Why would Australia’s foreign minister come to the partners’ lunch?’ So this went on for a while until the president explained that I was the foreign minister.”

Bishop shared the story at the Adelaide Festival on Saturday. The former Foreign Minister served from 2013 to 2018.