In a rare campaign speech from Melania Trump, she laid out what her priorities would be as First Lady.
“People have asked me, if Donald is the President, what kind of First Lady will you be?” Trump said. “It will be my honor and privilege to serve this country. I will be an advocate for women and for children.”
Speaking to a crowd in Pennsylvania on Thursday, Melania elegantly expressed her plan to combat cyber bullying — specifically referencing children and teens, should her husband win the presidency next week.
“Technology has changed our universe. But like anything that is powerful it can have a bad side. We have seen this already. As adults, many of us are able to handle mean words — even lies. Children and teenagers can be fragile,” she stated. “They hurt when they are made fun of or made to feel less in looks or intelligence. This makes their life hard and forces them to hide and retreat. Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough especially to children and to teenagers.”
“We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other,” she continued, showing us a much softer side of what would be happening within a Trump White House.
The First Lady-hopeful also explained that she plans to work hard on issues that impact the lives of women in our nation.
“I will also work hard every day to improve the lives of women,” she said. “The women in America are strong, intelligent, generous, committed, determined. With opportunity, women will advance and achieve, but some women have been left behind. I see that. We cannot call ourselves a fully developed or advanced nation when 50 percent living in poverty, when 60 percent are without health insurance, when too many are choosing between basic needs like rent, food and healthcare. This cannot be. We cannot afford to have more of the same.”
Much of the speech focused on getting to know her. She spoke in depth on the fact that she is an immigrant who grew up in a small town in Slovenia, and how she was inspired by Ronald Reagan’s presidency when she was just 10-years-old.
“Love for this country is something I shared when I met Donald. He loves this country and knows how to get things done, not just talk. He certainly knows how to shake things up, doesn’t he?” Melania joked.