Melania Trump to speak during the 2nd night of RNC

The first lady is expected to speak from the Rose Garden during the second night of the Republican National Convention.
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And tonight brings new two of the Republican national con vejs now getting under way. Tonight, four members of the trump family will speak, that includes president trump. But it will be first lady Melania trump who, from the first time ever during a convention will address the country from the rose garden. And secretary of state Mike Pompeo is drawing criticism for his unprecedented apeerpts tonight. Here's our chief white house correspondent Jonathan Karl. Reporter: Tonight, the normally low-key first lady steps into the political spotlight, speaking from the rose garden she helped redesign. Her advisers say the speech will be positive and forward-looking. A stark contrast from what we heard on night one. The tone was set early on by the St. Louis couple who brandished weapons at protesters marching by their home in June. No matter where you live, your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats America. Reporter: It was an ominous message echoed loudly by Kimberly Guilfoyle, former fox News host and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. And the ex-wife of the current democratic governor of California. Don't let them destroy your families, your lives and your future. Don't let them kill future generations because they told you and brainwash you and fed you lies that you aren't good enough. Reporter: A little later, the theme was picked up by Donald Trump Jr. It's almost like this election is shaping up to be church, work and school versus rioting, looting and vandalism. Reporter: But wasn't all doom and gloom. Two of the most high profile speakers of the night were Republicans with dramatically different styles than the president. Both of them people of color. Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina who served under president trump as U.S. Ambassador to the united nations, highlighted her story as the daughter of immigrants from India. In much of the democratic party, it's now fashionable to say that America is racist. That is a lie. America is not a racist country. Reporter: And senator Tim Scott, also from South Carolina, gave a hopeful speech about the opportunity he has found in America. Our family went from cotton to congress in one lifetime, and that's why I believe the next American century can be better than the last. So, that was day one. Now night two of the convex. Jon Karl live at the white house and Jon, secretary of state Mike Pompeo addressing the convention tonight. He'll do so from Jerusalem and this is unprecedented for America's top diplomat to appear during a convention? Reporter: It's beyond unprecedented, David. Secretaries of state, both Democrat and Republican, have long believed that it is simply inappropriate for America's top diplomat to take part in overt political events. In fact, the last six secretaries of state didn't even attend their party's convention because they didn't want to have even the appearance of being political. And then you have the added element that this was taped in Jerusalem, where Mike Pompeo has been traveling in his official capacity as secretary of state. All right, Jon Karl. Jon, we'll see you shortly for the convention. I hope you'll join the entire political team tonight for coverage of night two of the Republican national convention. 7:00 P.M. Eastern, ABC news live and then 10:00 P.M. Eastern, right here on the network.

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