As first lady, Melania Trump would like to be an advocate for women and young people. Her first act would be to stop cyberbullying.
“It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked. It is terrible when it happens on the playground, and it is absolutely unacceptable when it is done by someone with no name hiding on the internet. We have to find a better way to talk to each other,” Trump said Thursday during a rally in suburban Philadelphia. It was her first solo speech since her disastrous Republican National Convention speech, CNN reports.
“We must find better ways to honor and support the basic goodness of our children, especially in social media,” she said. “It will be one of the main focuses of my work, if I am privileged enough to become your first lady.”
The funniest part of the speech is that she honestly believes her position and failed to note that her husband, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, not only has a history of cyberbullying people but even prides himself in doing it.
In fact, the New York Times reported 282 times that he has insulted some person, place or thing on Twitter.
In case Melania Trump has trouble remembering her husband’s most recent cyberbullying tirade, CNN notes that in September he called 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeper.” Then, during a 3 a.m. Twitter tirade, Trump called Machado “disgusting” and a “con” and added that his followers should check out a nonexistent Machado sex tape.
Instead of calling out her husband, Melania Trump continued her spaced-out re-creation of her husband, noting that he’s in touch with the working class and citing how she witnessed him “get upset” after learning that factories had closed in Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
The man that she describes sounds like a fairly compassionate man—too bad that isn’t the man she’s married to.