President Trump is getting a glamorous boost to his 2020 reelection campaign with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump entering the political spotlight.
Next month, Melania will headline two fundraiser events for her husband’s reelection campaign.
The first lady is listed as the host of a March 18 fundraiser in Beverly Hills and a March 25 event at the president’s Mar-a-Lago club, according to Politico who cited the invitations of the two events. The fundraiser event will raise money for Trump Victory, a joint fundraising account for the Trump 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee.
During Super Bowl weekend, Melania briefly addressed supporters at a gala event at Mar-a-Lago.
“I’m looking forward to campaigning and fighting for Americans and our great nation. Thank you so much,” Melania said.
Although Melania has largely steered clear of politics, she has sent out fundraising appeal defending her husband.
“Democrats and the opposition media are doing everything they possibly can to discredit Donald with false accusations by spreading their fake news and making it appear that he does not have the support of America’s voter,” she wrote in a fundraising email before the Midterm Election. “This is a battle we must win together. I’m asking you and other Americans across the country to personally register your support and help prove that the Democrats and media are wrong.”
Republican officials view Melania Trump as a major draw for big donors who are eager to connect with the president’s family. A Gallup poll in December voted Melania the second most admired woman in the world.
The president’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raised a combined $463 million in 2019, outpacing 2020 Democrats in fundraising and have nearly $200 million on hand heading into the election year.