Barry Soper: How Melania and Donald Trump will bring love and kindness to America

Melania Trump went on to explain Donald Trump is tough, but also kind, and caring, and that's why she fell in love with him at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Photo / AP
Melania Trump went on to explain Donald Trump is tough, but also kind, and caring, and that's why she fell in love with him at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Photo / AP

Donald Trump came on stage through the mist, but the silhouette of his figure and that hair was unmistakable.

To the strains of Queen's We Are The Champions of The World, he gave the briefest of introductions, the sort thing that his running mate Mike Pence could only dream about.

"We're going to win so big," he told the thousands of cheering Republicans packed into the cavernous auditorium in Cleveland, before introducing his former fashion model wife Melania as the next First Lady of the United States.

With her clipped Slovenian accent she told the sea of Stetsons and peaked Trump caps that they had always been "so kind to Donald, me and our son."

She's been with her beloved husband for the past 18 years and he's a patriot, she said. If they wanted someone to fight for you and our country then he's your guy, she continued.

And she credited them with turning this unlikely campaign into a movement which had them roaring.

Then, like something straight out of a Hollywood script, Melania, who became an American citizen just seven years ago, told them Donald is tough. But he's also kind, and caring, and that's why she fell in love with him.

The Trump family love is their bond, she intoned. Just to show just how tolerant he is, she read the autocue which told her that her husband has worked with people from many faiths.

Sounding as though she'd just accepted a beauty pageant crown, Melania said she, as First lady, would try to help women and children. She said the Trumps will bring kindness, love and compassion to the White House.

At least it was more mellow than her warm up speaker, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He served warning to Islamic extremists that they're coming to get them and, above the deafening chants, asked the most poignant question of the night: "Are we crazy?"

Following Melania, the crowd had clearly become charged with adrenalin. When they heard retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn inviting the crooked Hillary Clinton to leave this race, they roared in unison "lock her up."

Donald left the convention, no doubt thankful that he wasn't still married to Ivana who a few months ago talked about the value of immigrants and how American needed them.

"Who's going to vacuum our living rooms and clean up after us? Americans don't like to do that," she observed.

The cleanup after this week's convention will certainly be a big job.

- Newstalk ZB

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