Melania Trump hits the campaign trail solo for the first time this year in must-win Pennsylvania saying her husband will ‘always fight to keep Americans safe, secure, & prosperous’

  • Melania Trump will hold her first solo campaign event this year in Pennsylvania on Tuesday for President Trump 
  • ‘The people of that great state know President @realdonaldtrump will always fight to keep Americans safe, secure, & prosperous,’ she wrote on Twitter  
  • Trip comes the day after President Trump holds three rallies in Pennsylvania
  • Kellyanne Conway to moderate the event
  • Pennsylvania is a critical battleground state in 2020 election  

Melania Trump will make her first solo campaign appearance for President Donald Trump this year when she travels to Pennsylvania for a campaign stop on Tuesday.

‘Looking forward to visiting the beautiful state of Pennsylvania today. The people of that great state know President @realdonaldtrump will always fight to keep Americans safe, secure, & prosperous,’ she wrote on Twitter ahead of her visit.

Her visit comes the day after President Trump held three rallies in Pennsylvania on Monday. Trump became the first Republican in more than 20 years to win the state when he carried it by less than one point in 2016. 

Pennsylvania is a must-win state for the president. Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads Trump there by 4.5 points, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average of the state. 

Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s former adviser who managed his 2016 campaign, will moderate Tuesday’s event with the first lady.

Melania Trump will hold her first solo campaign event this year in Pennsylvania on Tuesday for President Trump

Former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway will moderate Melania Trump’s campaign event in Pennsylvania on Tuesday

Melania Trump was scheduled to accompany President Trump to a campaign rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, last week but canceled hours before she was scheduled to leave, citing a linger cough from her battle with the coronavirus.

Both campaigns are fighting hard for the state’s 20 electoral votes. Joe and Jill Biden held an event with Bon Jovi on Saturday in the state and former President Barack Obama made his first campaign appearance for Biden in Philadelphia last week. Joe Biden also made a pop-up appearance at voter center in Chesterfield on Monday.

Melania Trump made her final campaign appearance of 2016 in Pennsylvania at a solo event in Berwyn, just outside Philadelphia. 

She is scheduled to cast her ballot in person in Florida on Election Day. President Trump voted early on Saturday near their Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach.  

This cycle Melania Trump has had a limited campaign schedule. The adult children of the president – Ivanka, Don Jr and Eric – have conducted multiple campaign events. 

The first lady spoke on the second night of the Republican National Convention from the White House Rose Garden but that was her last public campaign event. And she was at President Trump’s re-election launch in Florida in June 2019. 

She was scheduled to host fundraisers for the president’s campaign in Florida and California in April but those were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

She was diagnosed with COVID-19 as the same time as the president, but recovered in the White House residence, using rest and vitamins. 

She made her first post-COVID appearance at the final presidential debate in Nashville.  

Unlike the president, Melania Trump didn’t check into the hospital after her diagnosis with COVID. She said she had minimal symptoms but admitted it hit her like a ‘roller coaster.’

She also said she treated herself with a ‘natural route’ – opting for vitamins and healthy food – indicating she did not take a heavy course of medication as the president did for his illness.

‘I was very fortunate as my diagnosis came with minimal symptoms, though they hit me all at once and it seemed to be a roller coaster of symptoms in the days after. I experienced body aches, a cough and headaches, and felt extremely tired most of the time. I chose to go a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and healthy food,’ Melania wrote in an essay published on the White House’s website.

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