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Mrs Trump Urges Voters To “Make Her husband Great Again”

Melania Trump
Posted: Apr 5, 2016 at 11:23 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Donald Trump’s wife Melania gave her first speech on the campaign trail on Monday night, setting out her husband’s presidential qualities as part of an effort to end a worrying slide for the Republican front-runner.

Not only was her appearance rare but it was also fleeting. She addressed the crowd in a suburb Milwaukee, Wisconsin – ahead of the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday – for a little under 90 seconds.

She hit all the usual Trump talking points, praising his negotiating skills and counter-punching strategy.

“He is hard worker. He is kind. He has a great heart. He is tough. He is smart,” she said in the Slovenian accent of her birth. “He is a great communicator. He is a great negotiator.”

Mrs Trump, 45, has avoided speaking at rallies so far, limiting her contribution to carefully controlled magazine and TV interviews.

Her arrival on the stump is a reflection of Mr Trump’s poor performance in the past week.

Mrs Trump in an airy green dress, heralded by an aide racing across the stage to deposit her notes on the lectern. After a brief introduction by the candidate himself – “an incredible woman, an incredible mother…” he said, “an unbelievable first lady” – Mrs Trump hesitantly began her pitch.

“He is fair. As you may know by now, when you attack him he will punch back ten times harder,” she said.

“No matter who you are – a man, a woman – he treats everyone equal. “He is a fighter and if you elect him president, he will fight for you and our country.”

And with a kiss from her husband she was gone.

“Beautiful,” he said, before explaining proudly that his wife had written the speech herself and insisted that he did not need to look it over in advance. “That was really special.”