Melania Trump tells coronavirus victims ‘you are not alone’ in convention speech preaching unity

Melania Trump told coronavirus victims “you are not alone” and spoke of the challenge of tackling racial inequality in a Republican convention speech whose message of sympathy and unity contrasted sharply with other speakers.

Speaking from the Rose Garden in her most high profile public address in four years, the US first lady urged Americans to “reflect on our mistakes” and try seeing issues through other people’s eyes to bridge divides.

Mrs Trump did not mention her husband’s political opponent Joe Biden by name or voice dire warnings about his agenda, saying: “I don’t want to use this precious time attacking the other side.”

On Covid-19, Mrs Trump offered her “deepest sympathy” to those who lost loved ones in the pandemic, delivering the type of heartfelt message to a grieving country that critics have long urged the US president to express more often.

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