First lady Melania Trump on Tuesday praised her husband as a fighter and lauded his ability to tweet his lie-filled, vitriolic tweets directly to the American people.
“Donald is a fighter. He loves this country and he fights for you every single day,” said Melania.
“For the first time in history, the citizens of this country get to hear directly and instantly from their President every single day through social media. I don’t always agree to the way he says things, but it is important to him that he speaks directly to the people he serves,” she added, remarks that stood in stark contrast to the message of her #BeBest campaign against online bullying.
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“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,” she said.
“Let us also not forget what the democrats chose to focus on when COVID-19 first came into our country. 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,” Melania said.
“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 the opposition and their display of hatred is on to this day. Children watching and learning about politics in our country deserved a better display of political responsibility and respect for our sacred institutions,” she added.
Melania then praised her BE BEST campaign.
“For instance, my initiative, BE BEST, has one main goal — helping children. Yet the media has chosen to take the attention away from children and focus on only the negative,” she rued.
She accused Democrats, with help from the media, of working to “all but destroy our traditional values.” She described her husband in effusive terms.
“Before my husband decided to run for president, the media loved him because they saw the man that I see every day – someone tough, successful, and fair. A man who sees potential in everyone he meets, no matter their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. A man who has a very big heart and a great sense of humor. Donald loves helping people, and he loves seeing those around him, and his country, succeed.”