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November 5, 2019 at 8:51 am

Washington Post Quotes Jellison on Melania Trump and Karen Pence Visit

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Washington Post writer Jada Yuan quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor & Chair of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “United we stand: Melania Trump and Karen Pence make a statement with South Carolina trip.”

“They certainly come from different walks of life – international model versus Indiana homebody,” says Katherine Jellison, a professor of history at Ohio University.

A joint appearance of first and second lady – especially when the administration is under siege – creates, says Jellison, “an image of unity at a time when people may be wondering if – or for how long – the vice president is willing to stick with President Trump. Presenting their wives as a team reinforces the idea that the president and vice president remain a team themselves.”

Read more in the Seattle Post Intelligencer.

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