BREAKING NEWS: Melania Trump will FINALLY hit the campaign trail for her husband by speaking tomorrow in must-win Pennsylvania with Kellyanne Conway
- Melania Trump will campaign in Pennsylvania on Tuesday for President Trump
- It is her first solo campaign event for her husband
- Trip comes the day after President Trump holds three rallies in Pennyslvania
- Kellyanne Conway will accompany the first lady
- Pennsylvania is a critical battleground state in 2020 election
The first lady will be in Atglen, Pennsylvania, for her first solo campaign event of the year.
She 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.
Her visit comes as President Trump holds 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.
Melania Trump will make her first campaign appearance for President Donald Trump in months on Tuesday, when she goes to the battleground state of Pennsylvania; the first couple are seen together Sunday night at the White House for a Halloween celebration
Former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway will accompany Melania Trump to Pennsylvania
For Tuesday’s trip, Melania Trump will be accompanied by former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, who also managed the 2016 campaign.
‘Melania Trump’s solo visit to Pennsylvania in the final days of the 2016 campaign was pivotal to winning the state—and winning the election,’ Conway told Fox News. ‘Now she returns as first lady, to highlight how her platform has helped Pennsylvanians and to make the case for four more years of freedom, opportunity, prosperity and security.’
Pennsylvania is a must-win state for the president. Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads Trump there by 5 points, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average of the state.
Both campaigns are fighting hard for its 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.
Melania Trump made her final campaign appearance of 2016 in Pennsylvania at a solo event in Berwyn, just outside Philadelphia.
This cycle she 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 also 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.’
Melania Trump made her final campaign appearance of 2016 in Pennsylvania at a solo event in Berwyn, just outside Philadelphia
First lady Melania Trump attended Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination ceremony with President Trump, which became a coronavirus super spreader event
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.