First lady Melania Trump told Americans to “stop the violence” on the second night of the Republican National Convention. This is in reference to nationwide protests.
Concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, she expressed her “deepest sympathy” for those who have lost their loved ones.
“My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one and my prayers are with those who are ill or suffering. I know many people are anxious and some feel helpless. I want you to know you’re not alone,” she said.
According to Fox News, the first lady, who was speaking from the recently renovated White House Rose Garden, turned to the country’s racial unrest “roughly half way through her nearly half hour long address.”
“Like all of you, I have reflected on the racial unrest in our country. It is a harsh reality that we are not proud of parts of our history,” Trump said. “I encourage people to focus on our future while still learning from our past. We must remember that today that we are all one community comprised of many races, religions, and ethnicities.”
The first lady, in a different tone than that of the president. Then, she called “on the citizens of this country to take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives. I urge people to come together in a civil manner so we can work and live up to standard American ideas.”
“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 person’s skin. Instead of tearing things down, let’s reflect on our mistakes,” she added.