Melania Trump’s speech at a cyberbullying summit is causing a lot of pushback in the cyber world. The first lady talked about her #bebest campaign and the “responsible use of social media.” But just as she was delivering her remarks, her husband was busy name calling on twitter. It was an irony (or hypocrisy) many were quick to point out.
Melania Trump attended a cyberbullying event this morning as her husband called Robert Mueller "disgraced and discredited" and John Brennan a "political 'hack'."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 20, 2018
Melania Trump at cyberbullying conference: Social media can be "destructive and harmful" to children
Donald Trump on Twitter: Omarosa is a "dog," John Brennan is the "worst CIA director in our country's history"https://t.co/Kz82syBday
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 20, 2018
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) August 20, 2018
Was Melania in on the joke though? You have to wonder if she was trolling her husband when she said:
“Let’s face it most children are more aware of the benefits and pitfalls of social media than some adults.”
I can''t decide if Melania's cyber-bullying campaign is just a massive troll on her husband or if she is truly unaware of all of the context here
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) August 20, 2018
The first lady’s Director of Communications has responded to some of the backlash on Twitter and it doesn’t look like she appreciates anyone bringing up what Trump says on social media. Seems like the President may be exempt from the #bebest campaign. Maybe he was grandfathered in.
Rather than dissecting her remarks, let’s focus on the countless children who struggle w bullying & online safety each day. https://t.co/5W9x8QnUcZ
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) August 20, 2018
Watch Melania Trump’s full remarks above.