Thursday morning Donald Trump and his family appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” where they were interviewed by George Stephanopoulos. Donald Trump children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric, and Tiffany were also a part of a separate segment of the interview.
With just 12 days until Election Day, it’s telling that Trump is sitting down to talk to a network other than Fox News. He obviously knows he needs to reach out to voters who don’t watch Fox News.
Stephanopoulos began by asking Melania if she’s still confident in her husband winning the race to the White House, and she said, “I see the connection with the American people and my husband, and he created a movement. The crowd and the people that are behind him are unbelievable to see.” (What else is she going to say?)
When Stephanopoulos questioned whether she’d physically get out there on the campaign trail and stump for Trump, she wasn’t as confident, saying, “We will see. My priority is my son Barron and I support [my husband] 100% and I’m there for him every time he needs me.”
THat’s when Trump dropped the bomb, saying that Melania would give two or three speeches soon, something that seemed to really surprise Melania. Trump explained that her speeches would be “big” and “important”, sating, “She’s amazing when she speaks. She is an amazing public speaker. She’s agreed to do two or three speeches, and I think it’s going to be big speeches, important speeches.”
I don’t know about “amazing public speaker”. She’s robotic with canned lines, there is no PASSION. Also, it’s understandable if Melania isn’t eager to give speeches on the campaign trail, given what happened at the Republican National Convention in July, when she was publicly ripped apart after if was discovered that she plagiarized portions of Michelle Obama’s speech from 2008.
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