Melanie Trump tore into Joe Biden in a speech at her final solo rally in North Carolina, calling the former Vice-President a ‘career politician’ who ‘apologizes for American greatness’ and is a proponent of the radical left’s agenda.
The 50-year-old First Lady stood out in a $5,990 tan leather peplum jacket by Ralph Lauren as she addressed the crowd at the ‘Make America Great Again’ rally held at Magnolia Woods in Huntersville, a suburb of Charlotte.
‘When rioters and looters were burning our cities and wrecking small businesses that belong to hard working families and bring jobs to our communities, where were the Democrats?’ she asked the crowd.
‘Why should we trust Joe Biden when he suggests he can do a better job? All you have to do is look back on his 47 years in political life to determine whether you think he is suddenly capable of putting the American people first.’
All smiles: Melania Trump, 50, campaigned for her husband in Huntersville, North Carolina, on Monday, the day before the election
Outfit of the day: The First Lady donned a $5,990 leather jacket by Ralph Lauren for the ‘Make America Great Again’ rally at Magnolia Woods
Melania insisted that, in contrast, her husband has spent the past three and a half years fighting for the American people.
She told the crowd: ”Today, we have a President who upholds and defends our justice system. We can vote to keep that a reality or people can choose a candidate who is willing to pack the Supreme Court to protect a radical leftist agenda.
‘We can vote for a President who protects our communities and our law enforcement or a politician who will defund them. My husband is a President who takes care of our veterans, rebuilt our military, and has kept us out of new wars.’
The First Lady added that ‘healthcare for every citizen remains a priority’ for Trump.
Melania went on to accuse Democrats of attempting ‘to make COVID-19 the most politically charged, polarizing, and divisive topic of the last decade.’
‘Instead of working with our Administration to unify and protect our nation, they only sought to attack us,’ she said. ‘With very little information, they created their own narrative and stoked fear. It was not only dishonest — it was a disservice to the very people they claim to keep informed.
The look: Melania paired the trench-coat style jacket with a matching suede skirt and heels
‘President Trump is moving this country forward,’ she said. ‘Under his leadership, our nation continues developing safer procedures and practices so that children can get back in the classroom.
‘Restaurants and businesses are reopening safely and people are earning an income again. This President is focused not only on destroying the virus, but creating ways for people to safely start gathering with friends again,’ she added. ‘This is about mental health as much as it is about physical wellbeing.’
COVID-19 cases have been rising rapidly in nearly every state in the days leading up to the election as the death toll continues to climb.
There have been more than 9.33 million coronavirus cases reported since the start of the pandemic and over 231,000 deaths.
Melania accused Biden of trying to scare the American people and shut down the country again.
‘Joe Biden predicts a dark winter. His solution is to shut things down, to scare the people of our country and hurt our economy and our jobs,’ she said. ‘That is not leadership. That is trying to scare people for votes. My husband sees something different.’
Beaming: Melania had a bright smile on her face as she stepped on stage at the rally
Speech: The First Lady praised President Donald Trump for supporting the military and law enforcement as she addressed the crowd
Melania blamed the media for ‘open disdain and hostility’ towards Trump supporters, claiming it has led them to be afraid to wear Trump clothing or put up Trump signs.
‘People expressing their right to free speech, including our youth, have been harassed for wearing Trump clothing,’ she said. ‘Because of acts of intolerance and even violence, honest and hardworking Americans are sometimes afraid to put Trump signs in their yards.
‘Members of our White House staff have been thrown out of restaurants just for serving their country. Even big tech companies are now politically censoring us. All this from the supposedly tolerant left. But like my husband, we cannot and we will not give up.’
‘We’ve had three and a half years of winning. Let’s have another four,’ she said as she ended her speech.
Topics: Melania spoke about the COVID-19 pandemic, saying Democrats were using fear tactics to scare the public and plant doubt about the safety of a vaccine
Takedown: Melania slammed Joe Biden for being a ‘career politician’ and claimed the Democratic nominee wants to ‘move backwards and shut things down’
On Saturday, Melania urged Americans to ‘practice safe, responsible behaviors’ during the upcoming holiday season as she barnstormed the Midwest for her husband’s reelection campaign.
The First Lady made the remarks during a speech delivered to a crowd of supporters at Kingsheart Farm in West Bend, Wisconsin.
Almost all of FLOTUS‘ fans appeared to have heeded her advice and were seen wearing face masks as they packed close together and listened to her address.
Campaigning: Melania has implored Americans to ‘practice safe, responsible behaviors’ during the upcoming holiday season while in West Bend, Wisconsin, on Saturday
Happy to be there: FLOTUS appeared in high spirits as she delivered a speech to hundreds of supporters at Kingsheart Farm
Covered: Almost all the attendees wore masks as they crowded into a semi-open barn to listen to the speech
‘As we approach the holiday season, we must all do our part to ensure we practice responsible, safe behaviors.’
The First Lady’s comments came as America recorded its highest daily number of coronavirus infections since the pandemic began. On Friday, more than 99,000 people tested positive for the virus in just 24 hours.
Melania then turned her attention towards the Democrats, blasting left-wing politicians for questioning the safety and efficacy of a vaccine that could be released under the Trump Administration.
‘Shame on anyone who casts doubt on the potential effectiveness of a vaccine just because it would come under my husband’s leadership,’ FLOTUS fumed.
‘The success of a vaccine will save millions of lives and we should all work towards that together as one nation.’
The glamorous First Lady — who bundled up against the Midwest autumnal chill in a long, dark coat — also ripped into congressional Democrats, accusing them of ‘selfishly’ holding up financial aid for needy Americans.
Lines: During her speech, Melania blasted left-wing politicians for questioning the safety and efficacy of a vaccine that could be released under the Trump Administration
‘This Administration has worked tirelessly to support families and people struggling financially during this pandemic while Democrats in Congress refuse to sign another stimulus package,’ she raged.
‘Such selfish, politically corrupt decisions are what separate the swamp politicians from President Trump and his Administration.’
However, she saved her most pointed attacks for her husband’s presidential rival, accusing Biden of ‘hiding in his basement’ and claiming he would send the country back into lockdown.
‘Joe Biden said this will be a dark winter. That is not the statement of a leader. He wants to make us hide in fear in our basements rather than work bravely within our communities to find lasting solutions. His solution is to move backwards and to shut things down,’ the First Lady stated.
‘Joe Biden says he could do a better job leading our great nation. Apparently when you hide in a basement, you feel safe communicating your wishful thinking.’
Melania painted President Trump in contrast, saying her husband was interested in opening up the economy and looking toward the future.
Keeping warm: The First Lady bundled up against the Midwest autumnal chill in a long, dark coat with gold buttons
Back at it: Melania has only just returned to the campaign trail following her coronavirus diagnosis.
‘We now have careful safety measures in place in every city and state. These safety measures allow our children to get back in the classroom. This President is focused on not just destroying the virus, but creating ways for people to safely start gathering with friends again. This is about mental health as much as it is about the physical well-being of people.’
The First Lady has only just returned to the campaign trail following her coronavirus diagnosis.
She appeared on stage with Donald in Florida and North Carolina on Thursday, and then headed to Pennsylvania on a last-minute blitz of several must-win swing states.
Trump won both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in 2016, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate in more than 20 years to win the two states, effectively destroying the Democrats’ ‘blue wall.’
However, Melania has stepped up her push to help her husband secure four more years in the White House, with polls showing Biden ahead in both those states.
According to a RealClearPolitics , Biden leads by an average of four points in Pennsylvania and by six points in Wisconsin.