Melania Trump went from being in the background to the headline speaker on opening night of RNC 2016. Donald Trump introduced his wife to the convention as her speech was one of the keynote addresses on Monday night. The theme of the day was “Make America Safe Again.”
Melania emphasized her husband’s ability to “get things done” as well as his accomplishments as a father.
Part of the thought behind Melania speaking at the RNC was to allow the American people to potentially see a different side of her husband. According to CNN, she worked with a speech writer for over a month to prepare for the event. Despite her husband’s attempt to become the next president, she has kept her own political beliefs private.
“I chose not to go into politics and policy. Those policies are my husband’s job. Nobody knows and nobody will ever know [her political beliefs] because that’s between me and my husband,” Melania told GQ.
The couple have very different personalities. Donald has no qualms giving his opinion and is very outspoken about his beliefs. Melania is quiet and prefers to keep things private.
She has admitted that they do not always agree on political matters. Melania spoke with CNN about their differences.
“I don’t agree with everything that he says, but you know, that is normal. I’m my own person, I tell him what I think, I’m standing very strong on the ground on my two feet and I’m my own person, and I think that’s very important in the relationship,” Melania told CNN in an earlier interview.
Several of Donald’s children will be speaking throughout the week in a similar effort to give voters a unique view of their father.