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The Republic National Convention Day One: Why Melania Trump failed

The Republic National Convention Day One: Why Melania Trump failed

Melania Trump had a thankless job.

She appeared at the podium of the RNC convention on Monday night clearly tasked with showing the kinder, gentler side of her husband. No mean feat.

She followed on the heels of former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani who had already whipped the crowd into a rabid frenzy over “Islamic extremist terrorists.”

She managed to sound both over-rehearsed—wooden—and under-rehearsed—neglecting to vary her tempo, volume, enthusiasm.

But mostly, she failed because she or her speech writers—and we can assume the latter based on her stumbling read of a text that obviously ran counter to her natural...

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