Melania Trump laments cyber bullying

Ruben Ruiz
August 21, 2018

Let's face it, it's probably safe to say he's the biggest cyber bully who ever lived.

"By listening to children's ideas and concerns, I believe adults will be better able to help them navigate these often hard topics", Trump said, while also saying: "But we still need to do all we can to provide them with information and tools for successful and safe online habits".

'It can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly.

Her message was part of a broader initiative, Be Best, that her office launched in May on improving children's well-being, including "the safe and responsible use of social media", as she characterized it in Monday's remarks.

She encouraged technology and social media companies as well as schools and community groups "to establish more opportunities for children such as Microsoft's Council for Digital Good".

Speaking about her husband's social media habits in an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" just after the 2016 election, Melania Trump said that sometimes it got him in trouble, "but it helped a lot, as well".

Trump was introduced at the summit by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who referred to her as a "leader for America's children". 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.

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Ms. Grisham was responding to a reporter's question about why the first lady continues to engage in cyberbullying prevention efforts while Mr. Trump hurls insults at people on Twitter.

ROCKVILLE, MD - AUGUST 20: US first lady Melania Trump delivers remarks during a Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention summit.

Melania Trump pictured at Monday's anti-cyberbullying summit in Rockville, MD.

"The elephant in the room is the cyberbullying that her husband, the president, engages in on a daily basis", Harlow said.

The president also ridiculed special counsel Robert Mueller as "disgraced and discredited", and called for the firing of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr.

"She is well aware of the criticism, but that will not deter her from doing what she feels is right", communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

Representatives from "social media companies, federal agencies, educational organizations, youth programs, and law enforcement" participated in the event, the first lady acknowledged. He said one in five children experience bullying, and that 16 per cent of children now are victims of cyberbullying.

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