First Lady Melania Trump Tells Parents to Help Kids Stop Cyberbullying

First lady Melania Trump spoke out against cyberbullying Monday as part of her Be Best campaign, warning against "destructive and harmful" uses of social media and once again highlighting a messaging rift between the East Wing and the West Wing.

The first lady's broader Be Best initiative has been slow to take shape. Instead, she's made an independent choice to do what she can.

Interested in Melania Trump? He tried to persuade her not to speak out on it because he knew it would be an open door to criticism, according to the editors.

Last week, the president referred to his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the only African-American woman among the senior White House staff, as a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog".

"Girlfriend's lack of self-awareness & any sense of shame for her husband's use of the Presidency to bully others, is hard to ignore", tweeted political strategist and CNN commentator Ana Navarro.

Trump's focus on cyberbullying as part of Be Best has always been the source of criticism and mockery, given her husband's regular stream of Twitter attacks.

The first lady said she has been particularly impressed by Microsoft's Council for Digital Good, which is aimed at encouraging children to share ideas about positive online habits. "The president is proud of her commitment to children and encourages her in all that she does".


Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, issued a statement after the event, saying the first lady's presence at the summit "elevates an issue that is important to children and families across this country".

"Bullying is an impediment that must be addressed and stopped, and it has no place in our communities", she said.

As the FLOTUS gave a speech decrying the "destructive and harmful" effects certain types of social media interaction can have, Donald Trump was busy viciously attacking the credibility of anyone who disagrees with him.

"Most children are more aware of the pitfalls and benefits of social media than adults", said the first lady, saying that adults should be more willing to talk openly with children in order to "help them navigate this often hard topic".

But she conceded that at the end of the day, he does what he wants.

Brennan says he's considering legal action against Trump's move, stating the obvious on Meet The Press about POTUS having yanked his clearance to intimidate current and former government officials.


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