The wife of America’s biggest cyberbully encouraged children on Monday to develop positive social media habits. It’s one of those moments where you’re not sure if Melania Trump is trolling her husband or if she’s just ridiculously unaware of what’s going on around her. The First Lady praised the Parkland students who survived the school shooting last week. Mrs. Trump was speaking to the spouses of the nation’s governors and said, “I have been heartened to see children across this country using their voices to speak out and try to create change. They are our future and they deserve a voice.”
Many of the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and students around the country have been critical of Donald Trump’s response to the massacre.
14-year-old Parkland shooting survivor Lauren Hogg tweeted Melania Trump after Donald Trump Jr. promoted a conspiracy theory about the survivors by liking a tweet that claimed Hogg’s older brother had been coached by his father — a retired FBI agent — to speak out against Donald Trump.
“Hey @FLOTUS you say that your mission as First Lady is to stop cyber bullying. Well then, don’t you think it would have been smart to have a convo with your step-son @DonaldJTrumpJr before he liked a post about a false conspiracy theory which in turn put a target on my back,” Hogg tweeted.
Hey @FLOTUS you say that your mission as First Lady is to stop cyber bullying, well then, don’t you think it would have been smart to have a convo with your step-son @DonaldJTrumpJr before he liked a post about a false conspiracy theory which in turn put a target on my back
— Lauren Hogg (@lauren_hoggs) February 23, 2018
Melania did vow to launch an anti-cyberbullying initiative while her husband was on the campaign trail.
“It is important that as adults, we take the lead and the responsibility in helping our children manage the many issues they are facing today,” she said without one bit of irony. “This means encouraging positive habits with social media and technology, even limiting time online and understanding the content they are exposed to on a daily basis.”
“I am asking you all to join me today and commit to promoting values such as encouragement, kindness, compassion, and respect in our children,” she said, adding, “With those values as a solid foundation, our kids will be better equipped to deal with many of the evils in our world today, such as drug abuse and addiction and negative social media interactions.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 26, 2018
She needs to start at home with her whiny-baby husband before criticizing others. While social media can be a problem, her husband is a big part of that problem.
Image via screen capture.