CLEVELAND ― Most political conventions save the main event, their presidential nominee, for the final evening. But GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump made a quick appearance on the first night of the Republican National Convention Monday to give a brief ― particularly for him ― introduction of his wife, Melania.
“We’re going to win, we’re going to win so big,” Donald Trump told the crowd in Cleveland.
Melania Trump’s speech was decidedly un-Donald. She praised his primary opponents and some of his critics, and talked about the importance of treating people with respect. Political spouses’ speeches ― let’s face it, usually wives’ ― tend to be about humanizing the candidate, and Melania Trump’s primary message was that her husband isn’t the person many people think he is. In her telling, Donald Trump is kind and inclusive. She called for new programs to help the poor; she mentioned nothing about banning Muslims from the U.S., or his more recent proposal to ban people from countries with a terrorist presence.
“Donald intends to represent all of the people, not just some of the people,” she said. “That includes Christians and Jews and Muslims. It includes Hispanics and African-Americans and Asians and the poor and the middle class.”
Sounds like a nice guy.
Watch her full speech above.