Melania Trump spoke Monday night to the Republican National Convention, one of her first speeches before the party slated to send her husband to a contest with Hillary Clinton for the White House.
After a brief introduction by her husband, Donald Trump — “It is my great honor to present the next first lady of the United States, my wife, an amazing mother, an incredible woman, Melania Trump” — Mrs. Trump gave the GOP delegates background on her husband, family and beliefs.
Here are five key moments from her speech.
1. She gave a preview of a possible platform if she becomes first lady. Toward the end of her speech, Melania said she would “use that wonderful privilege to help people in our country who need it the most … helping women and children.”
2. This year is the 10th anniversary of her becoming a U.S. citizen. She told the crowd she gained her citizenship in July 2006 after immigrating from Slovenia, which was met with a big cheer by the Republican delegates.
3. She mostly read from a teleprompter and had just two stumbles. With her thick European accent, Melania mistook “adversaries” for “advisories,” and “tenacity” for — a word several reporters could not quite make out.
4. She seems ready to have a larger role in the spotlight. Melania told the delegates that “the primary season and its toughness is behind us,” but a bigger fight is ahead from the convention through November. With her convention speech, she puts herself in a position to be more visible than she has in the earlier stages of the campaign.
5. She said Donald Trump “has been concerned about our country for as long as I have known him.” She added, “If you want someone to fight for you and your country, I can assure you he’s the guy.”
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