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Melania Trump says Donald ‘sees potential in everyone, no matter their sexual orientation’

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By Jamie Tabberer

Melania Trump has insisted her husband Donald Trump “sees potential in everyone” regardless of sexuality or gender.

The First Lady made the comments while delivering a speech at the Republican National Convention in Pennsylvania this week.

Walking on stage to Tom Jones’ She’s a Lady, Melania said of Donald, 74: “Before my husband decided to run for president, the media loved him because they saw the man that I see every day – someone tough, successful, and fair.

“A man who sees potential in everyone he meets, no matter their gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.”

The 50-year-old went on to call her husband “a man who has a very big heart and great sense of humour. Donald loves helping people, and he loves seeing those around him and his country succeed.

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In the same speech, Melania said: “The Democrats, with help from the media, have worked tirelessly to all but destroy our traditional values.”

Melania’s speech follows a widely-mocked public appearance by Trump’s daughter Tiffany at a LGBT rally earlier this month.

Republican leader Trump goes head-to-head with Democrat Joe Biden in the US election on 3 November.

For an overview on Trump’s record on LGBTQ+ issues, visit this dedicated page from the Human Rights Campaign.

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