As U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Beijing bound for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam, first lady Melania stays behind to play tourist, viewing pandas at the Beijing Zoo. No reporter narration.
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) As U.S. President Donald Trump left Beijing bound for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam on Friday, first lady Melania stayed behind to play tourist, viewing pandas at the zoo. At the Beijing Zoo, the 47-year-old former model fed a giant panda named Gu Gu and learned about his nutrition and training. She greeted a group of school children waving miniature Chinese and American flags, handing out stuffed toy eagles after watching the children sing a Chinese folk song in front of the panda enclosure. Melania will later on Friday visit the Mutianyu section of the more than 20,000 km (12,400 mile) long Great Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As with previous first ladies, Melania has used her platform to champion public causes such as the prevention of childhood bullying and combating the opioid epidemic in the United States.