RNC 2020: Melania Trump's speech interrupted by chirping crickets, Internet says 'how poetic and fitting'

Melania began speaking from the Rose Garden from the White House on August 25. Soon, people started to compare her to former first lady Michelle Obama but also thanked Crickets for hampering her speech.


                            RNC 2020: Melania Trump's speech interrupted by chirping crickets, Internet says 'how poetic and fitting'
Melania Trump (Getty Images)

In a partially virtual Republican National Convention on its night two, first lady Melania Trump's speech had an unexpected interruption in the form of buzzing crickets. As Melania began her 25-minute speech from the  White House Rose Garden on August 25, people not only compared her to former first lady Michelle Obama but also thanked the crickets for hampering her speech.

In her speech opening, Melania mentioned the Covid-19 pandemic and thanked health care personnel, frontline workers and teachers as she expressed sympathy with those who had suffered the disease, reports ABC news. "My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one and my prayers are with those who are ill or suffering. I know many people are anxious and some feel helpless. I want you to know you are not alone.” She added how the Trump administration will not stop fighting the pandemic. “My husband's administration will not stop fighting until there's an effective treatment or vaccine available to everyone. Donald will not rest until he has done all he can to take care of everyone impacted by this terrible pandemic.” A user tweeted her speech saying he found it "amazing."



 

 

Talking of “kindness and compassion” in difficult times Melania said: "It is in times like this that we will look back and tell our grandchildren that, through kindness and compassion, strength and determination, we were able to restore the promise of our future.” In her address, Melania also talked about her immigration story. "Growing up as a young child in Slovenia, which was under communist rule at the time, I always heard about an amazing place called America. A land that stood for freedom and opportunity. As I grew older it became my goal to move to the United States and follow my dream of working in the fashion industry," she said.

Highlighting the 'American dream' she continued, "I arrived in the United States when I was 26 years old. Living and working in the land of opportunity was a dream come true, but I wanted more. I wanted to be a citizen. After 10 years of paperwork and patience, I studied for the test in 2006 and became an American citizen. It is still one of the proudest moments in my life because with hard work and determination, I was able to achieve my own American dream. As an immigrant and a very independent woman, I understand what a privilege it is to live here and to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that we have. As the first lady, I have been fortunate to see the American dream come true over and over again," she said.

Previously, after Melania’s 2016 speech at the then RNC was praised, reports claimed that it was to some extent plagiarized from a speech Michelle had delivered at the 2008 Democratic convention.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump return to the White House on May 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump traveled to Florida to watch the SpaceX launch of two U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station, but the launch was canceled due to poor weather.  (Getty Images)

Since her 2020 speech was happening in an open garden at night and not inside, one could hear the crickets buzzing in the background disturbing her speech. No sooner than she spoke, viewers descended on Twitter to express how they found the whole thing amusing. A user wrote,“Melania's speech is literally being met with crickets chirping.” 



 

 

Another concurred, “There are literally crickets behind Melania. #RNCConvention2020.” 



 

 

One wrote, “My favorite part of Melania's speech is the sound of the crickets. How poetic. AND FITTING.”



 

 

Some felt the sound was overpowering her speech. “The crickets overtaking Melania’s “speech”. 



 

 

Others pointed out that there was an absence of safety protocols being followed in the wake of pandemic. “Not seeing a lot of masks or social distancing in the Rose Garden …” 



 

 

Host of YouTube talk show ‘David Pakman Show’, Pakman tweeted, “Melania's speech is a disaster. It has no message or story, and presents absolutely no justification for voting to re-elect Donald Trump.” 



 

 

Crickets aside, comparisons to Michelle's speech were also inevitable.“Smart? Michelle Obama is smart (no great fan of the Obama's). Melania has never done anything that indicates she is any kind of smart. Her choice of husband indicates quite a lot," said one.



 

 

Some, also took time to praise the First Lady for the address. “No but, She is the first person speaking at the convention that offered condolences to the victims of the pandemic. Did the producers not allow others to do it or is she the only one thoughtful enough to do so?” 



 

 

Another sympathizer wrote, “I do have to say it was nice that she said COVID-19 instead of China Virus at the beginning. Otherwise my brain is turning to mush as she talks.” 



 

 
 

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