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Melania Trump in the convention spotlight

Republican presumptive nominee for President of The United States, and his wife Melania Trump make their way through Quicken Loans Arena during the opening day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016. (Photo: Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Melania Trump in the convention spotlight

In what was only her second time speaking on the campaign trail, Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, sought to soften her husband’s rough edges in a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday night, describing him as an inclusive and successful businessman with a “big heart” who loves his family and his country.

But the would-be first lady’s speech was first overshadowed by her husband, who took the stage in rock-star style, appearing at first in silhouette as he marched out in a bright column of light to the pulsing soundtrack of Queen’s “We Are the Champions.” Then, after the speech had ended, came the allegations that she had borrowed lines from a speech that Michelle Obama delivered at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

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