Melania Trump is the victim if you hear her tell it
Melania Trump is already married to a dude who’s well known for being a massive bully. But that wasn’t the inspiration for her #BeBest anti-bullying campaign. Nope, in a new interview with ABC, she said she was inspired to start the campaign because she is the “most bullied person in the world.”
We only wish this were a joke.
Yes, this from the same woman who wore a coat reading, “I really don’t care” to meet with kids who were forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S. border. This from the same woman who just said that women who report sexual assault need to have proof if they want to be believed.
The woman who spouts that kind of vile nonsense says she is anti-bullying, which in itself is laughably ironic. But she also says she’s the most bullied person in the world. OK then, Melania.
And before anyone cries that this is taken out of context to paint the First Lady in a negative light, here’s exactly how this conversation went down.
ABC News correspondent Tom Llamas asks Melania what made her want to focus her efforts on curbing online bullying.
Melania: “I could say I’m the most bullied person on the world.”
To his credit, Llamas tried to call her out on how utterly ridiculous that is. But when pressed, Melania only replied, “One of them … if you really see what people are saying about me… That is why my Be Best initiative is focusing on social media and online behavior.”
If Melania really wants to tackle online bullying — and have us take her seriously for it — she should probably start with her own husband and his awful sons. The POTUS is well known for attacking his “haters” on Twitter and Don Jr. took to Instagram recently to mock Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. It was absolutely unheard of before this administration for the President of the United States and his close family members to go online to personal attack his own constituents. And yet, today, in 2018, it happens daily.
If that’s not the kind of bullying Melania should be trying to stop, I just don’t know what is.
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