Navarro: 'Melania Trump is the Jackie Kennedy of her time'

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told MSNBC on Tuesday that "Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMissouri pastor faces backlash after suggesting wives should lose weight, strive to look like Melania Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - FBI director testifies on Jan. 6 Capitol attack Overnight Health Care: Senate to vote on .9 trillion relief bill this week | J&J vaccine rollout begins | CDC warns against lifting restrictions MORE is the Jackie Kennedy of her time," ahead of her speech and introduction of the new Rose Garden for the Republican National Convention.

"I think she'll deliver a powerful message to the American people," Navarro said of the first lady, who is set to speak on Tuesday night.

He likened her to the late Jackie Kennedy for her "beauty, the elegance, the soft-spokenness."


The White House on Saturday revealed new images of the recently renovated Rose Garden

Navarro said the first lady's message to the American people Tuesday will be accompanied by other speakers such as Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoIt will be Vice (or) President Harris against Gov. DeSantis in 2024 — bet on it DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Pompeo not ruling out 2024 White House bid MORE, who is slated to speak "very strongly" about the problems the administration faces with China.

He also said a lobsterman from Maine, Jason Joyce, would make an appearance Tuesday to talk about aid offered by the administration through the Department of Agriculture to help with the industry's struggles with China's escalating trade tariffs.