Melania Trump delivered a sobering speech at the RNC that drew the praise of CNN even though she sent a strong message to the media.
“I know I speak for my husband and the entire family when I say we have not forgotten the incredible people who were willing to take a chance on a businessman who had never worked in politics,” Melania began.
Much of her speech, however, was somber as she dwelled on the impact the coronavirus has had on the country. Since March, she said, “our lives have changed drastically.”
Having just been the victim of another round of media hazing thanks to her renovation of the Rose Garden, which hadn’t been updated since the Kennedy administration, Melania spent a few more moments warning Americans not to believe everything they hear or read.
“No matter the amount of negative or false media headlines or attacks from the other side, Donald Trump has not and will not lose focus on you.”
.@FLOTUS Melania Trump: “Like all of you, I have reflected on the racial unrest in our country. It is a harsh reality that we are not proud of parts of our history. I encourage people to focus on our future while still learning from our past.” #RNC2020 pic.twitter.com/CXw68zfcce
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 26, 2020
First Lady Melania Trump at #RNC2020: "No matter the amount of negative or false media headlines or attacks from the other side, Donald Trump has not and will not lose focus on you." #RepublicanConvention pic.twitter.com/OngHBX9sS7
— The Hill (@thehill) August 26, 2020
CNN, a strong and vocal critic of the Trump administration and first family heaped praise on the First Lady.
According to The Daily Beast:
Immediately after Melania Trump’s largely humanizing and empathetic speech at Tuesday night’s Republican National Convention, the analysts and hosts at CNN were effusive with their praise for it, applauding the first lady for expressing sympathy for victims of the coronavirus pandemic and addressing racial unrest.
“The first lady doing something that I don’t think that any other speaker has done in the two days of the Republican National Convention have done, addressing pointedly and movingly the No. 1 crisis issue facing the United States right now: the coronavirus pandemic,” anchor Wolf Blitzer said at the conclusion of Trump’s address. “As she expressed her deepest, deepest sympathies to all those who have suffered, the families who have lost loved ones, she promised that her husband would work for treatments, and a vaccine to take care of everyone.”
Blitzer went on to say that was an “important statement” on her behalf, calling it a “moving speech” and that it was “important” that the first lady said she didn’t want to “attack the other side” like everyone else at the convention.
Anchor Jake Tapper agreed with Blitzer, asserting that her address was a “stark contrast” to her husband and the other convention speakers since she expressed “strong sympathy for individual suffering through the two major crises” in America: the coronavirus and racial strife.
Even CNN couldn’t deny the brilliance of the First Lady.