First lady of the United States speaks for the first time at the campaign rally of Donald Trump
Melania Trump described her husband as a fighter who fights daily for the interests of Americans
First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday for the first time this year delivered a speech to voters at her husband’s presidential campaign rally, describing him as «fighter» and offering support to people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Melania, who turned 50 this year, rarely appears at rallies and meetings with Trump voters. She last spoke out in support of her husband’s nomination for the presidency of the United States in August, at the GOP convention..
«Donald is a fighter. He loves this country and fights for you every day», – she said, addressing supporters of the incumbent in Pennsylvania, a key state in the upcoming election.
Her plans to travel with Donald Trump to one of her voter meetings last week were thwarted by «lingering cough», left with the first lady after treatment for the coronavirus, which infected the country’s first couple and their youngest son Barron.
«Thank you for all the love and support you showed when our family was diagnosed with Covid-19, she said on Tuesday.».
Melania also expressed condolences to the families of more than 225,000 Americans who died from Covid-19 this year, and promised that «we will defeat this virus».
The first lady also commented on the president’s activity on Twitter. Melania initiated the campaign «Be better» in support of «inspiring, positive and respectful online communication».
«For the first time in history, the citizens of this country are able to directly and instantly hear the words of their president every day through social networks, – she said, – I do not always agree with the way he talks about something … But it is important for him that he spoke directly to the people».
Jill Biden, wife of Democrat Joe Biden, Trump’s rival in the November elections, actively participates in her husband’s election campaign, accompanying him on election trips and meeting with voters.
On August 19, at the Democratic National Convention, Jill Biden gave a speech to the convention participants. She recorded her video message in a classroom at a Delaware school where she taught English when Biden was a Senator..
Video presentation by Jill Biden for the Democratic convention participants
She highlighted Joe Biden’s personal qualities as a loving father and determined fighter, able to cope with tragedy. Biden’s son, Beau Biden, former Delaware attorney general, died of brain cancer in 2015 when his father was vice president.
«How to get a broken family together? Just like the country – through love and understanding, small displays of compassion, courage and unshakable faith», – said Jill Biden.
«Sometimes I don’t understand how he managed to do it – how he could barely move his legs but keep walking, – she continued. – But I always understood why he did it. He does it for you».