REPORTS: Melania Trump Will Play a Bigger Role In Trump 2020 Campaign

REPORTS: Melania Trump Will Play a Bigger Role In Trump 2020 Campaign


Would you like to see more of Melania Trump?

It looks like you might just get your wish.

Our wonderful First Lady does not often seek the spotlight — even though she could.

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She would dazzle in it.

She often let’s the speeches, rallies and public appearances go to Donald alone.

But that might be changing for the re-election campaign according to some new reports just out this week.

Take a look:

Here's a portion of what CNN reported:

For a first lady who generally begs off rallies, fundraising shindigs and campaign events, Melania Trump appears poised to be a larger campaign presence for President Donald Trump's reelection.

The first lady is scheduled to headline at least two fundraisers this spring, both supporting the Trump Victory Fund, a joint PAC between the Trump 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee. The fundraisers, first reported by Politico, are set to take place in March, with one in the Los Angeles area and one at Mar-a-Lago, Trump's private West Palm Beach club. 

The first lady's office did not respond to CNN requests for comment and the Trump campaign would not confirm the fundraisers.

"First lady Melania Trump is a sought-after voice from the first family, who has the overwhelming approval and admiration of the American people," Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary for the Trump campaign, told CNN.

A first lady of the United States using her position to raise funds during a presidential campaign is hardly news, unless that first lady is Melania Trump, who the country ostensibly didn't get to know on the trail during Trump's first run for the White House four years ago. 

Citing the need to be home in New York City with her young son, who was 10 years old at the time, Trump shied away from the often grueling work of stumping for the campaign. So often did Trump turn down requests for appearances during the Trump 2016 campaign, one former aide tells CNN campaign advisers eventually stopped asking. 

Instead, other Trump family surrogates, especially Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, became a female surrogate, humanizing Trump and speaking as one who knew the candidate best. 

"First ladies can humanize their husbands, that's what Laura Bush and Michelle Obama did well," says Kate Andersen Brower, CNN contributor and author of "First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies." "They can poke fun at their husbands and bring them down to earth, both behind closed doors and for voters."

Yes we do!

Here's more from Breitbart:

During the first three years of President Donald Trump’s White House tenure, Melania Trump has largely eschewed the high-energy rallies and social media furor on which her husband thrives. And while she has taken time to reach out to Americans through her #BeBest initiative and other more intimate community efforts, most news focuses on moreof what is said about her, than what she has said for herself.

But all that may be about to change.

The office of the first lady has not publicly confirmed the scheduling, but Melania Trump is headlining invitations to a March 18 fundraiser in Beverly Hills and a March 25 event at the president’s Mar-a-Lago club. Both are fundraisers benefiting “Trump Victory,” a joint account between the official Trump 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee.

“First lady Melania Trump is a sought-after voice from the first family, who has the overwhelming approval and admiration of the American people,” Trump Campaign National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told CNN.

“First ladies can humanize their husbands, that’s what Laura Bush and Michelle Obama did well,” added CNN contributor Kate Andersen Brower. “They can poke fun at their husbands and bring them down to earth, both behind closed doors and for voters.”

“Trump fans already like her and will respond positively,” said Katherine Jellison, professor of history at Ohio University, though she remains skeptical of Melania Trump’s broader appeal. She continued:

She will probably be most effective in talking to voters who already also like her husband, and not those who are on the fence, or are skeptical about him as a candidate for reelection. I don’t think she has crossover appeal for people who aren’t already in the Trump camp.

Still, Jellison — dubbed an “expert on first ladies” by the CNN report — thinks the FLOTUS may have a little more fight in her than people give her credit for. “In 2016, it was a long-shot campaign, and expectations were low,” she said. “But now they are playing for history. We know Donald Trump doesn’t like to lose, and I think the same may apply to Melania.”



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