In her speech, she praised her husband as a someone who "makes no secrets about how he feels about things".
"Total honesty is what we as citizens deserve from our president. Whether you like it or not you always know what he's thinking."
While her Tuesday night speech was fairly even-keeled, Melania has said some eccentric things in the past. Here are some of the most memorable...
1. When she insisted she does it "herself"
I don’t have a nanny. I have a chef, and I have my assistant, and that’s it. I do it myself.
Speaking with Harper’s Bazaar in 2016, Melania talked about parenting her then 10-year-old son Barron, making clear that she doesn’t need a nanny. (Although sounds like she might have a bit more help compared to the average mother).
2. When she thought staying in a normal hotel was a novelty.
It was kind of a fun experience. We stayed in a hotel. It was clean. It was, I think, a Holiday Inn… It’s funny when we go and travel. They don’t have five-star hotels there, but you go with it.
In a DuJour interview the now First Lady discussed her travels to Iowa with her husband on the campaign trail, and she seemed to forget the vast majority of the electorate does not regularly stay in five-star hotels.
Likely Melania was more used to the “30,000-square-foot triplex at the top of Trump tower on Fifth Avenue” where they lived at the time, as the article points out.
3. When she said her husband "supports women".
He supports everybody. He supports women. He encourages them to go to the highest level, to achieve the dreams. He employs many, many women.
Speaking in an interview with Anderson Cooper in October 2016, it does make sense Melania would feel compelled to support the man she is married to. But considering even just his record of how he speaks to and about women, the sexual harassment claims made against him and where he “grabs them”, this is a hilarious claim.
Melania Trump on Donald's lewd comments about women: "It's kind of uh, two teenage boys"
Anderson Cooper: "He was… https://t.co/YBkcPfIrQO
4. When she tried to deflect blame from Trump's "grab em by the pussy" moment.
You can see from the tape, the cameras were not on—it was only a mic. And I wonder if they even knew that the mic was on. Because they were kind of, ah, boy talk. And he was led on. Like egg on from the host to say, uh, dirty and bad stuff.
Related to the quote above about women, Melania discusses Trump’s infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ “grab ‘em by the pussy” line, brushing it off that her husband was merely being “egged on” and had no responsibility for what he was saying.
5. Her strange views on languages.
My opinion is that more languages you speak, better it is, but when you come to America, you speak English.