August 26, 2020

Melania Trump’s not-so-secret weapon: compassion over combat

Washington (AFP) – Stung by criticism over her 2016 Republican convention appearance, US First Lady Melania Trump has been a circumspect participant in public efforts to boost her husband’s presidency.But her projection of calm and compassion in discussing Covid-19, racial tensions and opioid abuse during her Tuesday night address won widespread plaudits.While Donald Trump’s wife expressed obligatory support for his re-election bid, the 50-year-old conveyed something the president and his inner circle rarely do: a recognition of Americans suffering from a pandemic that has upended millions of …


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