Donald Trump’s wife Melania Trump seldom graced the 2016 campaign trail, especially after she delivered a plagiarized speech at the Republican National Convention that lifted whole paragraphs from First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech.
Thursday, Melania is poised to resurface at a rally in Berwyn, Pennsylvania to discuss her vision of the role of First Lady and how her husband’s policies will impact women and families. And the Pennsylvania Democratic Party took the opportunity to remind voters about Melania’s RNC flub.
In an email, PADems sent “advance excerpts” of the wannabe First Lady’s speech, linking to remarks made by Michelle Obama at a New Hampshire University campaign event for Hillary.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 3, 2016
Following the RNC flub, Melania accompanied Donald Trump to various campaign events—most notably the debates—but largely steered clear of making public statements, save for an interview she gave last month where she dismissed her husband’s boast about committing sexual assault as “boy talk.”
At a recent charity event in New York City, Donald Trump tried to make light of his wife’s plagiarism. “Michelle Obama gives a speech and everyone loves it, it’s fantastic,” Donald Trump said. “They think she’s absolutely great. My wife Melania gives the exact same speech and people get on her case, and I don’t get it.”
In a joint interview last week, news of an impending speech seemed to come as a surprise for the former model.
“I might join him. We will see,” Melania told ABC News.
“She’s actually going to make two or three speeches,” Trump interjected.
“Oh?” Melania asked, looking shocked.