Melania Trump highlights day one of RNC

It was a rare campaign appearance for Melania Trump — and she told her life story to the crowd at the Republican National Committee.

She's a former model who moved to the United States from Slovenia. She recounted how she became a U.S. citizen and she cited "the love in the Trump family."

Melania Trump is the first of several of Donald Trump's family members who are on the list of speakers at the Cleveland convention this week. Their appearances are an attempt to humanize the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

She thanked the crowd for "the warm welcome" and said her husband was "moved by this great honor."

Melania Trump says she and her husband "love America very much" and that she, more than anyone, knows what she's calling the "the simple goodness" of her husband's heart.

She introduced by Donald Trump.  He drew cheers as he took the stage to introducer her remarks to the delegates.

The candidate made only brief comments, telling the crowd in Cleveland: "We're going to win, we're going to win so big."

Trump was expected to return to Manhattan late Monday and then travel back to Cleveland Wednesday afternoon. He's set to deliver his acceptance speech Thursday night to close out the convention.

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