Melania Trump has been criticized by some people for seeming somewhat dismissive of her role as First Lady of the United States. She has chosen to remain living in Trump Tower in New York City with her son, Barron, while he finishes this year of school.
She has also not performed some of the traditional duties normally taken on by the First Lady during this transitional period.
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However, this weekend, it looks like Melania is stepping into the role of First Lady in a very big way. The First Lady introduced her husband, President Donald Trump, during his final campaign victory rally in Florida yesterday in front of a raucous crowd.
Melania started with the words “Let us pray,” before beginning a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer.
Then, the First Lady went into a speech that seemed to call for unity and healing among a divided American populace.
“The America we envision is one that works for all Americans and where all Americans can work and succeed,” she said.
“A nation committed to a greater civility and unity between people from all sides of the political divide. I will always stay true to myself and be truthful to you, no matter what the opposition is saying about me,” she continued.
“I will act in the best interests of all of you. I’m committed to creating and supporting initiatives dear to my heart. Which will have impact on women, and children all around the world,” she said.
“My husband is creating a country of great safety, and prosperity,” she concluded before introducing the President.
Last week, Melania took up her first major diplomacy actions as First Lady and left New York City for Florida to meet with her husband along with the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe, and his wife, Akie Abe.
The First Lady went on a garden and museum tour with the Prime Minister’s wife and they later joined their husbands for dinner.
It is yet to be seen if Melania’s recent actions mean she is preparing to take on an even bigger role as First Lady, but seeing more of her is a welcome sight for supporters of the Trump administration.
Currently, Melania does plan to stay in New York City until Barron finishes this year of school. It is unclear if Barron will then transition to a DC area school so the entire family can reside in the White House. The Trump family has faced criticism from critics who say that it is a burden on the tax payers to protect two different First Family residences at one time.
Here is video of Melania’s introduction of President Trump: