Melania steals show in Orlando, gushes with pride for hubby as entire family rallies to president’s side

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Perhaps the one thing more audacious that President Donald Trump’s confidence in being reelected Tuesday evening in Orlando, Florida, was first lady Melania Trump’s bold yellow jumpsuit.

Accompanying her husband on stage, the elegant first lady was beaming as bright as the Florida sun, when it made an appearance between summer storms.

Not only did Mrs. Trump walk out with the president, she briefly addressed the crowd, displaying genuine enthusiasm about continuing in her role as the nation’s first lady.

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“It has been my honor to serve as first lady of this incredible country for the past two years. And I’m excited to do it for six more,” she told the raucous crowd.

“I’m proud of all that my husband, this administration, and our entire family have done on behalf of the American people in such a short time,” Mrs. Trump continued. “He truly loves this country and will continue to work on your behalf as long as he can — all of us will. Thank you all again for being here tonight.”

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If there was any validity to early reports that Melania Trump wanted no part of being part of the first family, that feeling has clearly subsided.

(Recall Vanity Fair citing a “longtime friend” saying: “This isn’t something she  …  She didn’t want this come hell or high water.”)

As for the media’s many efforts to drive a wedge between the first couple in pushing the allegations of an affair by porn star Stormy Daniels — which Trump consistently denies —  the display of emotion seen Tuesday night suggests their relationship is as strong as ever.

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Standing to the side as his wife spoke, giving her center stage, the president was seen beaming with pride.

Once Melania finished speaking, Trump walked up held his wife in an embrace as he planted a kiss on each cheek.

He could be seen mouthing “good job,” before looking directly into her eyes as they exchanged an intimate glance.

The smile on Mrs. Trump’s face was worth a million bucks.

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In an ultimate show of respect, the president took Melania by the hand and escorted her off stage before returning to the podium.

The intimacy and public displays of affection were not limited to the Orlando rally, where there was sure to be television cameras.

The president and first lady were seen holding hands and sharing a moment together near the White House South Lawn just before boarding Marine One for Orlando.

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Melania Trump looked fabulous in a pretty white lace sleeveless dress — given how the media fawned over her predecessor, Michelle Obama, it’s a national disgrace how a fashionable Mrs. Trump is all but ignored.

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The closeness wasn’t limited to the president and his wife. All of his adult children were on hand for the official launch of their father’s 2020 reelection campaign.

Their support being an indication of just how tight-knit the Trump family is, and how much they love their father.

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Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner were all smiles as they entered the Amway Arena.

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Donald Trump Jr. briefly addressed the crowd, drawing the media’s ire as he called them out for covering for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The president’s namesake is seen below throwing MAGA hats to the festive crowd.

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And yes, current babe Kimberley Guilfoyle accompanied Trump Jr.

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Eric Trump and wife Tara also took the stage.

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A very, very pregnant Tara Trump — the expectant mother is seen beaming here:

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The president’s youngest daughter, Tiffany, appeared to be having a great time also.

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Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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