The first lady of the United States, Melania Trump , surprised this Tuesday with a speech in which she recognized the pain caused by the coronavirus pandemic and offered comfort to the victims in the United States, in contrast to the belligerent dominant speech in the Republican convention.
” My deepest sympathy goes out to all those who have lost a loved one , and my prayers go out to those who are sick and suffering,” he said.
“Since March, our lives have changed drastically – he stressed -. The invisible enemy, Covid-19, flooded our beautiful country and impacted us all.”
The first lady closed the second night of the convention with an intervention from the White House with her husband among the public , in which she referred to the great crises that the country has experienced in recent months, specifically the coronavirus pandemic that has left more than 175,000 deceased.
He also commented on the racial unrest in the country, with waves of protests over repeated cases of police brutality against African-American citizens.
“It is a harsh reality. We are not proud of parts of our history. I encourage people to focus on our future, while still learning from our past,” he stressed.
Donald and Melania Trump kiss during the Republican Party ConventionMICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA / EFE
Socialism threatens America
Melania Trump’s words were a stark contrast to the tone of the previous speakers, both this Tuesday and Monday with continuous warnings about the end of the American dream and the arrival of oppressive socialism if the candidate, Joe Biden , wins the elections. November elections.
In this line, the co-president of Latinos for Trump, Jeanette Núñez, asked for the vote for the current president on Tuesday because “the United States will never be a socialist country”, when defending her resolution to “confront the tyrants” in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.
Similarly, Larry Kudlow, the main economic adviser to the White House, pointed out that the country is experiencing “a boom” by referring to the pandemic as if it were something that has already happened, despite the fact that the country has the highest number of infections in the world. by Covid, with more than 5.6 million.
Kudlow drew a stark dichotomy: They want a healthy, prosperous and optimistic economy. Or go back to the dark days of stagnation and recession? “
“Stay with President Trump,” he replied.
Partisan acts from the White House
As in the first day, the president took advantage of his pulpit for eminently partisan acts that have provoked criticism from the Democratic opposition for being inappropriate and of doubtful legality.
One of the most striking was his participation in the American nationality swearing of five immigrants, of whom he highlighted that they “followed the rules” and “obeyed the laws”, in an unusual ceremony that was broadcast during the Republican National Convention.
The migrants were two men from Bolivia and Ghana and three women from Lebanon, India and Sudan.
The president, who has tried to drastically reduce irregular and legal migration, congratulated the new citizens and addressed them one by one, telling their story and their merits.
Previously, Trump had granted a presidential pardon to John Ponder, a former prisoner for theft and who has launched a partnership to facilitate reintegration.
“Ponder’s life is a beautiful testimony to the power of redemption,” the president said.
Another of the most controversial moments was the intervention of Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, who is in Israel on a work trip and spoke from Jerusalem, a city that President Trump recognized as the Israeli capital in 2017.
Pompeo also broke the tradition that left the secretary of state of the moment outside the conventions, in deference to the obligations that the leadership of American diplomacy entails.
” The president moved the US embassy to this very city of God, Jerusalem , the legitimate capital of the Jewish homeland. And the president negotiated a historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which our grandchildren will read about in their history books, “he stressed.
This Wednesday it will be the turn of the Vice President, Mike Pence, who will lead the third night of the convention from Fort McHenry in Baltimore (Maryland), known for being the site of a battle that in 1812 inspired the composition of the United States national anthem.
And the grand final speech, that of formal acceptance of the candidacy to be reelected, will be delivered by Trump himself live on Thursday 27 from the White House.