Berwyn, PA — In her first solo campaign event, Melania Trump, the wife of GOP candidate Donald Trump, gave an enthusiastic speech outlining her priorities as a future first lady while laying out her husband’s vision for America
“I come here to talk about my husband Donald’s deep love and respect for this country,” Melania said in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. “We must break with the failures of the past and embrace a future that is worthy of this great nation and her beautiful people. We must win on November 8th. And we must come together as Americans. We must treat each other with respect and kindness, even when we disagree.”
“People have asked me, if Donald is the President, what kind of First Lady will you be?” Melania said as the crowd cheered loudly and waving the “Women for Trump” sign. “I will be an advocate for women, and for children. I want our children in this country, and all around the world, to live a beautiful life, to be safe and secure. To dream freely of love and a family of their own someday.”
Melania added, “Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers. It is absolutely unacceptable when it is done by someone with no name hiding on the Internet. We must find better ways to honor and support the basic goodness of our children, especially in social media.”
During her brief remark lasting 20 minutes, Melania also spoke about upbringing in her native country of Slovenia, her model career, and the journey in becoming an American citizen.
“After a 10-year process, which included many visas and a green card, in 2006, I studied for the tests and became a US citizen,” Melania said. “I am an immigrant. And let me tell you…no one values the freedom and opportunity of America more than me, both as an independent woman and as someone who emigrated to America.”
“Of course we always knew about the incredible place called America,” she continued. “America was the word for freedom and opportunity. America meant if you could dream it, you could become it.”
Melania was introduced by Karen Pence, the wife of Trump’s running mate Mike Pence, who spoke about meeting Mrs. Trump for the first time in July and admired her strength as a “dedicated wife and mother.”
“I know that America will fall in love with her just as much as she loves the American people,” Karen Pence said.