Australia’s former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop over the weekend shared an anecdote about meeting First Lady Melania Trump, who mistook her for a politician’s wife, according to 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.


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