The First Lady Melania Trump made her return to the campaign trail for her husband on Tuesday, and she held nothing back as she directly attacked Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by name, branding him as a “socialist.”
“Joe Biden’s policies and socialist agenda will only serve to destroy America and all that has been built in the past four years,” Melania said, according to Daily Mail. “We must keep Donald in the White House so he can finish what he’s started and our country can continue to flourish.”
First Lady Melania Trump: Joe Biden’s socialist agenda will only serve to destroy America pic.twitter.com/NCOBa50dx9
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She also went after Biden for initially criticizing her husband President Donald Trump’s decision to close travel from China at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Joe Biden attacked President Trump’s decision to put the American people first and closing travel from China,” she said. “He called it ‘Xenophobic hysteria.’ Now he suggests that he could have done a better job. Well, the American people can look at Joe Biden’s 36 years in congress and eight years in the Vice Presidency and determine whether they think he’ll finally be able to get something done for the American people.”
At another point in her speech, Melania slammed the media for their attacks on her husband, saying that there has been way too much “gossip.”
“When he decided to run for president as a Republican, the media created a different picture of my husband— one I didn’t recognize— and treated all his supporters with equal disdain,” she said. “The media has chosen to focus on stories of idle gossip and palace intrigue by editorializing real events and policies with their own bias and agendas.”
“What drives the news are the handpicked, angry, and often baseless claims from anonymous sources or angry ex-employees who are only trying to distract from the important work happening inside the White House,” Melania said. “For instance, my initiative, BE BEST, has one main goal – helping children. Yet the media have chosen to take the attention away from children and focus on only the negative.”
Melania also addressed female voters, urging them to support her husband.
“As a mother, I am grateful for a President who believes in strong families,” the First Lady said. “As an independent woman, I am grateful for a President who has championed not only women, but working mothers, by promoting and supporting their roles in the workforce. As an American, I am proud that we have a President who puts our country first.”
Melania concluded her speech by telling people to vote, saying, “If you haven’t already voted, please be sure to get out and vote on November 3 – and encourage everyone you know to do the same.”