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First lady hitting campaign trail for President Trump

The first lady has not appeared at one of the president’s campaign events since June 2019, when the president formally announced his re-election bid.

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump is set to make her first solo campaign-trail appearance of 2020 for President Donald Trump.

Trump’s reelection campaign says the first lady will appear at an event Tuesday in Atglen, Pennsylvania, that will be moderated by former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

The campaign says she will share the president’s agenda with Pennsylvanians.

The first lady has not appeared at one of the president’s campaign events since June 2019 in Orlando, Florida, where the president formally announced his bid for a second term.

She had been scheduled to headline campaign fundraisers back in March, but those events were canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Mrs. Trump recently recovered from a bout with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

She was scheduled to accompany the president to a campaign rally last Tuesday, but decided to cancel those plans out of an abundance of caution because she had a lingering cough. The first lady traveled to Nashville last Thursday and joined the president on stage at the end of the last presidential debate. 

Credit: AP
President Donald Trump stands with first lady Melania Trump as Jill Biden walks onto stage after the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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