The first lady of the U.S, Melania Trump has addressed the nation in her last speech, two days before she leaves the White House for good.
With a pre-recorded a 6-minute speech, she goes over her four years in the White House, and calls for preaching love over hatred for the betterment of all people in the United States of America.
Melania Trump made sure she thanked everyone who touched her and her family’s lives in the past four years as the first family of the USA. She expressed her appreciation for the caregivers, law enforcers, and the military service members who have inspired her since she put her first step in the White House in January 2017.
Melania Trump specifically mentioned her BE BEST campaign, which focuses on children’s well-being, drug abuse, and children’s online safety, etc. She acknowledged the praise that the campaign received – both internationally and locally – and how it will become an integral part of the citizens of America in years to come.
Melania Trump exclusively mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic and applauded the efforts of healthcare workers. She was gracious enough to mention Americans working together and how love and unity will get them through this tough situation.
Surprisingly enough, she asked everyone, “to rise above from what divides us and to always choose love over hatred, peace over violence and others before yourself”.
This statement rings hollow however, as for the first time in 100 years, the first lady has not invited the president-elect’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, to visit the White House despite the fact that this has been a ritual that all of the out-going first ladies have followed.
Soon after her farewell address, Melania Trump faced a backlash from almost everyone, highlighting how her actions don’t exemplify what she is talking about.
Melania, just like her husband, has not made any personal contact with Dr. Jill Biden, forgoing a tradition of White House. Conclusively, that which divides the country still has a lot of work to be done.