First lady Melania Trump thanked American students for adapting to the new normal of life in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and is “proud” of their “determination” in helping to keep the country safe.
“Over the past two months, I know you have had to make many changes in your life,” the first lady said in a two-minute pre-recorded remarks that aired at the end of the CNN Coronavirus Town Hall. “These changes were not easy, but you have been so strong and I am proud of the examples you have become. Your determination to get through these will define your generation for years to come.”
It was Melania’s first solo broadcast address to the nation since the onset of the pandemic. The address was pre-recorded in the White House and the segment aired at the end of CNN’s Coronavirus Town Hall. The network’s weekly town hall on the pandemic debuted in March, is hosted by “AC360” anchor Anderson Cooper and CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.