First Lady Melania Trump made a rare appearance at a rally on Monday night in Miami.
The audience loved it.
She introduced POTUS Trump and let all the Venezuelan-Americans in the crowd know that she, too, understands how it feels to live without freedom.
Melania – 1, Socialism – 0!
From Red Journalists:
“The President and I are honored to stand with all of you as we together support the people, great people, of Venezuela,” Melania said.
“Many of you in the room know what it feels like to be blessed with freedom after living under the oppression of socialism and communism,” the first lady told the Miami audience in a rare public appearance.
Melania Trump was born in Slovenia in 1970. 20 years later, Slovenia dropped the “socialist” part of its name but did not became an independent republic until 1991.
She became a permanent resident of the United States in 2001 and obtained citizenship 5 years later.
More from the rally, via AP News:
President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela’s military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro’s government.
“You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose everything,” Trump said in a speech at Florida International University in Miami before large American and Venezuelan flags.
Trump added: “We seek a peaceful transition of power, but all options are open.”
The Venezuelan military could play a decisive role in the stalemate but has largely remained loyal to Maduro.
In remarks broadcast on state television, Maduro accused the U.S. president of speaking in an “almost Nazi style” and lashed out at Trump for thinking he can deliver orders to Venezuela’s military.
“Who is the commander of the armed forces, Donald Trump from Miami?” Maduro said. “They think they’re the owners of the country.”
Trump said “a new day is coming in Latin America,” as he sought to rally support among the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for Guaido. The U.S. recognizes him as the country’s rightful president and condemns Maduro’s government and its socialist policies.
As the monthslong political crisis stretched on, the military has blocked the U.S. from moving tons of humanitarian aid airlifted in recent days to the Colombian border with Venezuela. The aid shipments have been meant in part to dramatize the hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine that are gripping Venezuela. Trump said of Maduro, “He would rather see his people starve than give them aid.”
While visiting the troops in Iraq, liberals mocked Melania over her choice of boots.
For the visit, which was unscheduled, Melania broke first lady precedent by traveling to an active combat zone. To take selfies with soldiers and speak military members, FLOTUS wore a suede mustard belted blouse with dark green pants.
Is Melania rocking combat boots or Timbs in Iraq?
— Doyle Rader (@DoyleRader) December 26, 2018
Did melania kill timbs or did the ceo of timberlands when he said he wasn’t wit (black)people wearing them casually #hmm
— Jaqen H’rcar (@thegadblast4me) December 26, 2018
Swaths of shiny green bomber jacket and the mustard color of a blouse clearly chosen to match spotless Timberland boots.
All set against a backdrop of American flags.
This is my Twitter feed right now.
Well done, journalists. Way to provide context and practice skepticism.
— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) December 26, 2018
They ragged on poor Melania so bad about her choice in shoes as the first lady she is now rocking timbs lol construction ones at that! Lol https://t.co/uCyVmN9XhN
— Nuclear Fusion (@CHARACTER1974) December 26, 2018
CNN writer Kate Andersen Brower argues Melania “doesn’t understand what it means to be first lady.”
CNN’s Kate Andersen Brower criticized First Lady Melania Trump on Thursday over her complaints against the media.
“In a rare interview Wednesday night Melania Trump proved that she doesn’t understand what it means to be first lady,” Brower wrote in her opening salvo. She derided Melania Trump’s emphasis on “comedians to journalists to performers, book writers” as her greatest challenge, despite noting similar complaints from former first ladies — most notably, Michelle Obama.
“There are prisonlike elements, but it’s a really nice prison,” Obama said of the White House at a 2013 summit in Africa. “You can’t complain.” Obama explained that “people are sorting through our shoes and our hair … whether we cut it or not.”