First Lady Melania Trump called for Americans to “cherish one another” amid racial unrest in the country in a message of unity on the second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention.
“Like all of you, I have reflected on the racial unrest in our country,” the first lady, the keynote speaker of the night, said in a televised live address late Tuesday. “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.”
“We must remember that today we are all one community, comprised of many races, religions, and ethnicities. Our diverse and storied history is what makes our country strong, and yet we still have so much to learn from one another,” she told the nation while standing before a crowd of about 100 in the White House Rose Garden.
She called Americans to “take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives,” and to “come together in a civil manner so we can work and live up to our standard American ideals.”
“I also ask people to stop the violence and looting being done in the name of justice, and never make assumptions based on the color of a persons skin,” the first lady said. “Instead of tearing things down, lets reflect on our mistakes. Be proud of our evolution and look to our way forward. Every day, let us remember that we are one nation under God and we need to cherish one another.”
Protests have swept the country in the months since the death in May of George Floyd, a black man, in police custody in Minnesota. Protests flared anew this week after another black man, Jacob Blake, was paralyzed after he was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. On the night of Melania Trumps address, two died in gunfire amid protests in Kenosha.
“While at times we only see the worst of people and politics on the evening news, lets remember how we come together in the most difficult times,” the first lady told the nation. “And while debate rage on about issues of race, lets focus on the strides we have made and work together for a better tomorrow for everyone.”
Melania Trump acknowledged and expressed her sympathies to Americans about the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic wreaking havoc on the nation, as well as the nations drug and mental health crisis amid the pandemic.
She told the nation that her husband is “an authentic person who loves this country and its people, and wants to continue to make it better.”
“Donald wants to keep your family safe. He wants to help your family succeed. He wants nothing more than for this country to prosper and he doesnt waste time playing politics,” the first lady said.
“I dont want to use this precious time attacking the other side, because as we saw last week, that kind of talk only serves to divide the country further,” she later said, adding that she believes that President Trumps leadership can help bring the United States “once again to the greatest economy and the strongest country ever known.”
The 2020 convention was being held largely in a virtual format due to social distancing guidelines amid the CCP virus pandemic. Many of the speakers also delivered their remarks live from the empty Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, a federal government building in Washington.
During the second nights program, President Trump in pre-recorded videos issued a pardon of former prisoner Jon Ponder, a man who was arrested for robbing a bank and has since founded a nonprofit to help other former prisoners reintegrate into society.
Trump also participated in a naturalization ceremony at the White House for five new U.S. citizens, who hailed from BoliviRead More From Source