Melania Trump on rare fundraising foray into 2020 campaign

Melania Trump is set to make a rare fundraising foray into the 2020 campaign

WASHINGTON -- Melania Trump is set to make a rare fundraising foray into the 2020 campaign.

Mrs. Trump largely avoided campaigning and fundraising during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Barron turns 14 later this month.

Since Trump took office in 2017, the first lady has appeared with him at a few of his campaign rallies, where she is popular with his core supporters. Trump loyalists who pack his campaign venues by the thousands routinely burst into applause when the president mentions his wife's name.

A Fox News poll of registered voters in January found more were positive than negative toward Melania Trump, 47% to 40%. An additional 13% of those surveyed didn’t give an opinion.

A spokeswoman for Trump's campaign said the first lady is in demand.

“First lady Melania Trump is a sought-after voice from the First Family, who has the overwhelming approval and admiration of the American people," spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said in an emailed statement. "She is an incredible mother, wife, leader, and first lady for our nation.”

The campaign does not release fundraising details, McEnany said.

The White House did not respond to requests for comment.


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