Is Melania Trump's cyberbullying campaign genuine? | The Tylt
Is Melania Trump's cyberbullying campaign genuine?
The first lady spoke during a luncheon at the United Nations in which she condemned bullying and highlighted the importance of teaching children "the values of empathy and communication."
"Together, we must acknowledge that all too often it is the weakest, most innocent and vulnerable among us—our children—who ultimately suffer the most from the challenges that plague our societies."
"Whether it is drug addiction, bullying, poverty, disease, trafficking, illiteracy, or hunger, it is the children who are hit first and hardest in any country. And as we all know, the future of every nation rests with the promise of their young people.”
Beyond influencing the president, many people have called the first lady's campaign ironic or downright hypocritical given her husband's long history of personally attacking people on Twitter.
The remarks her husband continues to make, combined with the platform's elusiveness and sluggish pace, have led many to cast doubt on what exactly will be done to help the children she purports to stand for.
When asked about the lack of progress, the first lady's Press Secretary told USA Today "Mrs. Trump is being very thoughtful when it comes to building out her initiatives," and claimed Trump valued "quality over quantity."
But others are tired of seeing the first lady attacked. After Twitter mocked Melania for her outfit and her hypocritical message about cyberbullying, "she became a victim of the very behavior she is trying to end." Washington Examiner's Anna Giaritelli believes cyberbullying the first lady in response to her speech is unfair.