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

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told MSNBC on Tuesday that "Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump faces backlash after not committing to peaceful transition of power FBI director casts doubt on concerns over mail-in voting fraud Trump: 'We could hardly hear' boos, chanting at Supreme Court 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 PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPutin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump previews SCOTUS nominee as 'totally brilliant' Pompeo accused of stumping for Trump ahead of election 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.