President Donald Trump has praised his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, for her speech to the Republican National Convention, and defended her from cruel criticism over her English pronunciation, noting it is not her first language.
'They like her, they love her style, her class, her grace,' Donald Trump said when asked by Fox News host Laura Ingraham about Melania's appeal to female voters in an interview that aired on Tuesday.
'I thought she gave an incredible speech,' Trump added. 'And you have to understand, it's not her first language,' he continued, referencing critics including Bette Midler who mocked the first lady over her accent.
'How many people could come over and make a speech to the world, think of it, no think of it, she did an incredible job,' Trump said.
The First Lady spoke about her migrant background in her RNC speech, telling the audience that 'I was able to achieve my own American dream'
The president added that his wife will be participating actively in his re-election campaign, saying 'she'll be very much involved, she wants to see this be a victory.'
Melania won praise from some for her compassionate RNC speech last week, in which she told families affected by the coronavirus pandemic 'you’re not alone.'
However, others unleashed shocking criticism of the first lady, a native of Slovenia, over her accented English and ethnic background.
Actress Bette Midler apologized after tweeting that Melania 'can't speak English' and calling the first lady an 'illegal alien.'
Midler admitted she was 'wrong' to mock