The First Lady of the United States Melania Trump does not often make huge, potentially history-altering speeches. Tonight, however, the former-model and Slovenian-born FLOTUS Melania backed her husband in his 2020 campaign to be reelected as president.
Judi said: “As the crowd got noisier so she seemed to be able to show flashes of a more confident performer that clearly lies behind the more formal one.
“Many speakers will get thrown off-balance by shouts and heckles, even supportive ones, but each time they occurred tonight Melania got stronger and more confident, making well-timed pauses to respond or to allow the crowds to take over with their cheers and applause.”
Melania sprinkled her speech with gushing sentiments about her husband, to whom she has been married since 2005.
“There were some attempts at a more personal touch, with lines like ‘The media loved him because they saw the same man that I saw every day..’ and her claim of being an ‘independent woman who is grateful for a president who has championed women’ or that ‘Donald Trump cherishes family values’, but one of Melania’s USPs is that her less confident moments make her look honest and when she got her lines right the way she breathed in through her teeth before beaming a wide, cheek-rounding smile of pleasure, the cheers got even louder for the woman who stands as the perfect counter-point to her ego-rich husband,” Judi said.
Melania Trump: Five facts about the USA’s First Lady
Mum-of-one Melania can speak more languages than any other First Lady before her: English, French, German, Italian, Serbian and of course her mother tongue, Slovenian.
This also makes her the only First Lady whose first language is not English.
After Jacqueline Kennedy, Melania is the second First Lady who is a practising Catholic.
She met Pope Francis as part of a foreign tour with her husband and stepdaughter Ivanka last year.
Melania was a successful model, posing for Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ.
Her skills aren’t confined to print, and she appeared in a commercial for Aflac, an American insurance company, in 2005.
Melania’s parents are Amalija Knavs and Viktor Knavs, and the couple live together in Washington.
She has one sister, Ines, who is reported to live in New York and work as an artist.
On May 7 2018, Melania launched her flagship campaign as First Lady, BE BEST, which The White House describes as “an awareness campaign focused entirely around the well-being of children”.
There are three main strands to the initiative: well-being, social media, and opioid abuse.