Melania Trump said she sometimes doesn’t agree with the way her husband Donald says things.
The First Lady made the remarks at a campaign event in Pennsylvania - her first major appearance of the 2020 election.
Aside from being in the audience at the two TV debates, the last major event Mrs Trump was involved in was the Republican National Convention in August.
She was introduced to the crowd of around 300 people at Atglen, Pennsylvania, by Kellyanne Conway, a former senior advisor to the President.
Referring to the President’s erratic tweets, the First Lady said it was important for the public to hear from their leader directly through social media.
She said: “For the first time in history, the citizens of this country get to hear directly and instantly from their President every single day through social media.
“I don’t always agree the way he says things, but it is important to him that he speaks directly to the people he serves.”
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The remark raised laughter from the audience.
And when she described her husband as “tough, successful and fair”, a woman in the crowd shouted out “and handsome”.
The First Lady also remarked on her family’s brush with Covid-19 - with herself, her husband and son Barron all testing positive for the disease.
She said: “We are all feeling so much better now thanks to healthy living and some of the amazing therapeutic options available in our country - thank you again for your well wishes.”
She described her husband as “A man who has a very big heart and a great sense of humor.”
She said: “Donald loves helping people, and he loves seeing those around him, and his country, succeed.
“But when he decided to run for president as a Republican, the media created a different picture of my husband— one I didn’t recognize— and treated all his supporters with equal disdain.
“The media has chosen to focus on stories of idle gossip and palace intrigue by editorializing real events and policies with their own bias and agendas.”
She later attended a volunteer envelope stuffing event, where she told supporters she had bought them all pizza.