CLEVELAND, Ohio — Melania Trump declared that her husband, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, is ready to serve as President of the United States and called for the Republican Party to come together after a “fierce” GOP primary ahead of the general election during her speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday night.
“Let’s all come together in a national campaign like no other,” she proclaimed. “There will be good times and hard times and unexpected turns. It will not be a Trump contest without excitement and drama.”
“If you want someone to fight for you and your country, I can assure you he’s the guy,” Melania stated of Trump. “He will never, ever give up and most importantly, he will never ever let you down.”
“Donald is and always has been an amazing leader; now he will go to work for you,” she added. “There is a great deal of love in the Trump family. That is our bond and that is our strength.”
Trump introduced his wife after walking out to Queen’s anthem song “We are the Champions.” It was the billionaire’s first appearance at the convention.
“It is my great honor to present the next first lady of the United States, my wife — an amazing mother, an incredible woman, Melania Trump,” the presumptive nominee stated.
The former super model touted Trump’s patriotism, saying, “Like me, he loves this country very much.”
Melania referenced being born in a communist country and immigrating to the United States legally.
“From my young age, my parents impressed [on me] the values that you work hard for what you want in life,” she explained. “Your word is your bond.”
“They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life,” Melania added, saying that when she became a citizen of the United States in 2006, it was “the greatest privilege on planet earth.”