As The President Tweets Attacks, Melania Trump Speaks Out Against Cyberbullying

Brenda Watkins
August 21, 2018

As stated above, Melania's obvious opposing opinions to Donald's approach to proper social media use came after his recent attacks on Omarosa on Twitter.

CNN's Poppy Harlow, shortly after listening to the first lady's remarks, immediately wondered whether the "some adults" remark was aimed at her own husband, who frequently uses social media to bully his political foes. Meanwhile, another pointed out the obvious, writing: "U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Monday decried cyberbullying as "destructive and harmful", even as her husband, President Donald Trump, continues his nearly daily Twitter..."

Many social media users slammed her as a 'hypocrite'.

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Grisham also tweeted, "Rather than dissecting her remarks, let's focus on the countless children who struggle w bullying & online safety each day".

The trip to Africa will be the farthest Mrs. Trump has traveled alone since becoming first lady in January 2017.

First Lady Melania Trump spoke at the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention summit today, and Twitter wasted no time in slamming her message.

Grisham said in a statement that the first lady is "aware of the criticism" but 'it will not deter her'.

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Grisham told AP the first lady learned about development programs, including US investments in child health and education on the continent, and chose to make Africa her first major global trip without husband President Donald Trump.

'The First Lady's presence at events such as today's cyberbullying summit elevates an issue that is important to children and families across this country.

Representatives from Twitter, Facebook and Google were among the forum participants.

"We have strong rules against abusive behavior, and we've leveraged technology to help us enforce those rules", Culbertson said during the panel.

"I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic", she said at the time.

While her remarks focused on children, many journalists couldn't help but bring up the irony of the moment.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpArizona GOP Senate candidate defends bus tour with far-right activist Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in "Handmaid's Tale" costume Bomb in deadly Yemen school bus attack was manufactured by USA firm: report MORE reportedly discouraged Melania from focusing on social media in her anti-bullying initiative, according to the New York Times.

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