DEAR AMERICA: Would You Prefer Melania or Hillary in the White House?

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 6.29.11 PMNot sure about you but Melania brings the class and Hillary… well, lez-be-honest has none.

Melania Trump steps onto center stage Monday for the highest-profile speech of her life.

Her prime-time speech at the Quicken Loans Arena, as the keynote speaker on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, places her squarely in a role that she has shied away from for most of the campaign: that of a podium wife.

Melania has been working with a speechwriter for the last five to six weeks, honing her speech. She will be sticking close to script delivering her remarks off a telepompter, according to a Trump adviser.

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Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort said that while Melania doesn’t love the campaign trail, she was eager to deliver this speech.

When Trump’s campaign first asked her if she wanted to do it, they thought she’d say no, according to campaign chairman Paul Manafort. But she quickly agreed and indicated she wants to be involved in showing the personal side of Trump and helping voters get to know her husband better.

Donald Trump, breaking with tradition to appear before he accepts the nomination on Thursday, will be by her side and introduce his wife.

“I bet she gives a great speech,” Trump told Fox News. ” She’s worked hard on it.”

There will be an emphasis on the personal, a window into the personality of the presumptive Republican nominee.

Trump advisers say Melania is planning to tell the audience about the Donald Trump she knows in private, the adviser said, as the campaign aims to soften Trump’s edges but also appeal to female voters.

“She’s a very, very confident person,” the adviser said. And “she appeals to a different demographic.”

Melania Trump has been visible from the beginning of the Trump campaign, riding down the escalator of Trump Tower in a pristine white dress ahead of her husband’s announcement.

But she is often seen more than she is heard. She is something of a reluctant campaign spouse — preferring to stand by her man, but only making rare, brief cameras at the podium herself.

Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, often steps into fill that role. When Trump declared his candidacy last June, it was Ivanka who introduced her father, not Melania.


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