And unlike at many of Trump’s campaign rallies -- and even the announcement of his own vice president -- Trump kept his comments short as planned ahead of Melania’s speech.
“We are going to win so big, thank you very much,” Trump said during his remarks, which only lasted about a minute.
Melania then took the stage and used the speech to both introduce herself to voters and sing her husband’s praises.
“After living and working in Milan and Paris, I arrived in New York City 20 years ago, and I saw both the joys and the hardships of daily life,” the former model said.
She joined the crowd in applauding her declaration that becoming an American citizen was “the greatest privileged on planet Earth.”
Melania speaks five languages, and reportedly spent the weekend practicing her speech in New Jersey.
She used the latter half of her speech to help touch on topics that have been sometimes controversial for her husband.
“The primary season, and its toughness, is behind us…. The race will be hard-fought, all the way to November,” she said.
“It would not be a Trump contest without excitement and drama,” she added.