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Melania Trump Touts Life Story, Fighting Online Bullying in Rare Campaign Speech Near Philadelphia

"Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers," she said

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    Melania Trump campaigned for her husband Donald Trump Thursday in Pennsylvania, telling supporters that earning her citizenship was "the greatest privilege in the world." (Nov. 3, 2016) (Published Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016)

    Donald Trump's wife, Melania, made a rare public appearance Thursday, delivering a get-out-the vote speech in the Philadelphia suburbs. The speech focused on her husband's vision for American women, children and families.

    She also said that if her husband was elected, she would use her role to combat online bullying.

    "Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers," she said.

    She said that it's "absolutely unacceptable" when children are mocked, bullied and attacked online anonymously.

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    Mrs. Trump's goals may seem at odds with her husband, who has a long history of using Twitter to insult people.

    Growing up in her native Slovenia, Mrs. Trump said, "America was the world for freedom and opportunity."

    She described her decision to move to the United States and eventually earn citizenship "as the greatest privilege in the world."

    She was introduced by her husband's running mate's wife, Karen Pence, who praised Mrs. Trump as "amazing" and "strong"

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    She said: "I know that America will fall in love with her, just as much as she loves the American people."