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October 25, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Georgia Newsday Quotes Jellison on Why Melania Trump Isn’t on Campaign Trail

Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor & Chair of History at Ohio University, was quoted in a Georgia Newsday story headlined “Melania Trump won’t hit campaign trail despite president’s blitz.”

Melania Trump’s speech at the 2016 Republican convention was criticized for sounding like one Michelle Obama gave eight years before.

That speech is “still an incident that looms large in her story with the American public,” said professor Katherine Jellison, an expert on first ladies at Ohio University.

She added that the first lady’s style isn’t a good mesh with the president’s “preferred style of campaigning.”

It “seems to be apathetical to her introverted personality,” she noted.

“These are very boisterous events and this does not seem her style,” Jellison added.

Read more in Georgia Newsday.

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