First Lady Melania Trump in her first solo 2020 election campaign event slammed Democrats for being divisive in dividing America while blasting her husband, President Trump’s Democratic presidential rival as a “socialist” whose policy agenda will destroy America.
“The Democrats have chosen to put their own agendas ahead of the American people’s well-being. Instead, they attempt to create a divide — a divide on something that should be non-partisan and non-controversial. A divide that causes confusion and fear instead of hope and security. That is not leadership,” Melania said in a speech to a few hundred supporters in Atglen, Pennsylvania.
She pointed to events that occurred earlier this year prior to the outbreak, slamming Democrats for wasting “American tax-payer dollars in a sham impeachment” as they chose to focus on their “own agenda” over the nation.
“Let us also not forget what the Democrats chose to focus on when COVID-19 first came into our country,” Melania said. “While the President was taking decisive actions to keep the American people safe, the democrats were wasting American tax-payer dollars in a sham impeachment. They cared more about removing our elected president.”
“Meanwhile, I watched Donald continue to work hard to keep people informed and calm, to protect our economy, and make hard and unpopular decisions to do all he could to keep us all safe. This sham was led by opposition and their display of hatred is on display to this day,” she added.
The First Lady defended the Trump Administration on focusing to move forward in the fight to triumph over the virus, while the Democrats and the media, she argued continued in “promoting fear” all for “purely political ends.”
“This Administration chooses to keep moving forward during this pandemic, not backward. By moving forward, we demonstrate a fundamental value of our nation, our ability to rise to any challenge and overcome any hurdle. We don’t close down and hide in fear, we get to work to find real and lasting solutions,” she declared. “Our Administration remains 100% supportive of ensuring our nation is equipped with all the medical supplies we need, and getting a vaccine developed and distributed as safely and quickly as possible. This is something that both political parties should support, encourage, and celebrate. No one should be promoting fear of real solutions for purely political ends.”
Melania, who was born and raised in then-Communist Slovenia, denounced Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for his “socialist agenda” and policy, arguing what can he do now when he has done nothing to help Americans during his long four-decade political career.
“Joe Biden attacked President Trump’s decision to put the American people first and closing travel from China. He called it ‘Xenophobic hysteria.’ Now he suggests that he could have done a better job,” Melania stated. “Well, the American people can look at Joe Biden’s 36 years in Congress and eight years in the Vice Presidency and determine whether they think he’ll finally be able to get something done for the American people.”
“Joe Biden’s policy and socialist agenda will destroy America and all that has been built in the past four years,” Melania argued.
The First Lady addressed her husband’s frequent Twitter attacks, stating that she “doesn’t always agree” with some things he has posted or retweeted, a line that drew big laughter from the crowd. However, she praised it as one of the most effective and an important method for President Trump to “speaks directly to the people he serves” due to the media focusing on stories of “idle gossip and palace intrigue by editorializing real events and policies with their own bias and agendas.”
While Melania described her husband as “tough, successful and fair,” a woman in the audience yelled out, “And handsome!” a remark that gave her a huge smile as she replied, “I agree.”
Melania also touched on her personal experience being diagnosed with the coronavirus and the firsthand effect while being worried as a mother and wife. Both her husband and their son Barron tested positive for the virus earlier this month. She extended her condolences to those who succumbed to the invisible virus.
“Like many of you, I have experienced the firsthand effects of COVID-19 — not only as a patient — but as a worried mother and wife. I know there are many people who have lost loved ones or know people who have been forever impacted by this silent enemy,” Melania said. “My family’s thoughts and prayers are with all of you through this difficult time.”
The First Lady appearance at the campaign event occurred simultaneously while her husband was hopscotching across the Midwest battleground states, including Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. Melania was introduced by former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who noted that four years ago Melania made her first solo appearance on the campaign trail in the Keystone State just less than a week before Election Day.
Both ladies during their remarks urged Pennsylvanians to get out and vote, arguing the need to keep President Trump in the White House so “he can finish what he’s started and our country can continue to flourish.”
Following her remarks, Melania, according to pool reports made an unscheduled stop at the Republican Committee of Lancaster County to deliver dinner to the 30 campaign volunteers as a thank you.
“We want to thank all of you for your support and your hard work. We have a week to go. Let’s hope we win Pennsylvania. We were at a rally. It was a big success. We hope this is a big success as well,” Melania said thanking the volunteers, according to the pool report. “I brought some pizza for you. Bon Appetite.”
Pennsylvania is one of the six must-win battleground states in Trump is looking to add to the win column and put him in the 270 mark. The Real Clear Politics average shows Trump with 44.5% of the vote trailing by 5.1 points of Biden 49.6% of the vote.