The Melania Look: One Mom Is Undergoing 8 Procedures to Look Like the First Lady

In the age of Trump almost nothing seems too outlandish, including stories about women undergoing plastic surgery to look like the ladies Trump.

First ladies have often been style icons, from Dolly Madison to Michelle Obama. Jaqueline Kennedy famously popularized the pill box hat. But today’s medical technology allows for a much more drastic emulation of the First Lady than simply styling one’s hair, makeup, and clothes.

One Texas mother of two, Claudia Sierra, underwent eight procedures in an effort to achieve her goal of looking like First Lady, Melania Trump.

According to Yahoo! News, Sierra underwent, “a revision breast reconstruction, a revision rhinoplasty, a tummy tuck, liposuction, a Brazilian butt lift, an eyelid lift, Botox, fillers, and unspecified injectable treatments,” on Monday. The results will be revealed later this year on an episode of Inside Edition.

Sierra, who is a cancer survivor, says she wants to look like Mrs. Trump because, ““I want to feel like the first lady that I know I am inside.” She went on to express what the first lady represents to her beyond striking looks she is willing to go through much pain to achieve.

“Melania for me illustrates power and strength; she is our first lady, and I am looking forward to more closely resembling her and becoming a better version of me,” she said.

Sierra’s reason for wanting to change her appearance to resemble the first lady is part of a growing trend according to Sierra’s plastic surgeon, Franklin Rose.

“I’ve had many women visit my office wanting the ‘Ivanka look,’” he said in a press release. “So it’s not really surprising to see women now requesting to look more like Melania, who is simply gorgeous.”

Melania and Ivanka Trump are undeniably gorgeous. One can only assume more women (and possibly men, as well) will follow suit.

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Bernie and Jane Sanders Under FBI Investigation For Bank Fraud

Bernie Sanders plays up his support for the “little guy” more than any politician alive. The Vermont socialist who wants to give everybody in the United States everything for “free” without detailing how he’d pay for it, may be in trouble for using his authority to strong-arm a bank into providing a loan to some somebody not qualified to receive it.

From CBS:

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms.

Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. Sanders’ top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents’ allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People’s United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the institution.

According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders’ office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.

Burlington attorney and Sanders supporter Rich Cassidy has reportedly been hired to represent Sen. Sanders. And high-profile Washington defense attorney Larry Robbins, who counseled Libby “Scooter” Robbins, former Chief of Staff for the Vice President, is protecting Jane Sanders.

Joe wrote of this when it first broke citing Sanders dismissal of it as nothing more than an exercise in partisanship. Apparently the F.B.I. doesn’t think so.

Distorting donor levels and using the power of a Senator’s office to secure a $10 million loan, certainly doesn’t sound something a “man of the people” would do.

Heck, it looks like something Donald Trump would do. We all know how Bernie would react if that were the case.

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Trump Attempts to Save Senate Obamacare Bill by Calling Ted Cruz Personally

I can’t imagine what he could have said to put enough shine on the current version of an Obamacare replacement bill that would persuade Senator Cruz to embrace it.

The Senate needs 50 votes to get the bill to pass. They can’t rely on Democrats to help in that effort, so they have to pull all the Republican support they can muster. To date, that seems a faraway hope, as well.

Senators Cruz, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, and as of Friday, Dean Heller have all rejected the bill, as written.

Cruz, Paul, Johnson, and Lee released this statement on Thursday:

“Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor,” the statement said.

“There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current healthcare system but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their healthcare costs.”

Senate Republicans know how bleak their chances look, given the growing opposition.

President Trump ran on a full repeal of Obamacare – not a tweak of Obamacare – but he’s fully behind this version.

To prove it, the “deal maker” took to the phones to try and convince those who are opposed to the bill to drop their concerns and join Mitch McConnell and company in ramming another bill nobody seems to have read down our throats.

A report from the Washington Post says the president called Senator Cruz personally, in an attempt to get him to change his mind.

Publicly, Trump is saying he believes they’ll have the votes to pass.

They can only afford to lose 2 Republican votes, but lack 5, so far.

My suspicion is that Cruz, who is up for reelection in 2018, will begin to see pushback by way of some of the PACs that back all things Trump, such as America First Policies. They’re the group about to launch a seven-figure ad buy against Senator Heller in Nevada.

This won’t be Trump’s first time involving himself in the process on this level. He reportedly made calls during the House GOP’s vote on their version of an Obamacare replacement.

Cruz’s team aren’t saying a lot about the call between the senator and the president, except to say it was a substantive exchange of ideas.

We may need to wait until next week before we know if Trump was able to close the deal.

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