‘Fighting for you’: First lady makes her case for Trump vote

Melania Trump portrays her husband as an authentic, uncompromising leader on second night of Republican National Convention.


National News

August 26, 2020 - 9:23 AM

U.S. first lady Melania Trump addresses the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Photo by (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump portrayed her husband as an authentic, uncompromising leader in a Rose Garden address as President Donald Trump turned to family, farmers and the trappings of the presidency to boost his reelection chances on the second night of the scaled-down Republican National Convention.

Mrs. Trump offered a polished portrait of Trump’s presidency Tuesday night that was often at odds with the crises, division and unforgiving actions of his administration.

But it was part of a broader effort to show a more forgiving side of a combative president who will soon face the voters. Beyond the first lady’s remarks, Trump pardoned a reformed felon and oversaw a naturalization ceremony for several immigrants in the midst of the program, though he frequently states his vigorous opposition to more immigration, legal as well as illegal.

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