When First Lady Melania Trump announced the launch of her “Be Best” anti-cyberbullying initiative all the way back in May, it was understandably met with deep skepticism and even outright laughter. Some went so far as to suggest that she was trying to troll Americans.
How could she, the wife of the world’s biggest, most infamous cyberbully pretend that she actually cared about such an issue? Never once has she condemned her husband’s behavior, even after he mocked a disabled reporter or more recently a sexual assault victim. How could she pretend to care about children being bullied when she failed to speak out about President Trump separating children from their parents at the border, sometimes permanently?
In a new interview with ABC News Melania was asked why bullying on social media platforms is the main issue that she’s chosen to tackle. Absurdly, she claimed that it was in response to personal experiences.
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“I could say I’m the most bullied person on [sic] the world,” the First Lady claimed without a trace of irony.
“You think you’re the most bullied person in the world,” ABC‘s Tom Llamas responded incredulously.
“One of them. If you really see what people saying [sic] about me,” Melania said.
Llamas pointed out that she’s an adult and asked if she’d considered what bullying does to children. Melania went on to give a boilerplate pitch for her initiative.
The reality, of course, is that the obscenely rich and powerful Melania Trump is far from the most bullied person in the world. That distinction belongs to any of her husband’s countless victims, most of them people of color targeted by his cruel policies. The worst that Melania has to endure is some good-natured ribbing aimed at her sometimes strange and sometimes inconsiderate attire choices.
She is no victim, she is a woman who has been able to amass great privileges because she’s willfully chosen to ignore Donald’s evil. She deserves no sympathy.
EXCLUSIVE: First lady Melania Trump says her “Be Best” policy platform targeting online bullies is personal. “I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world,” she tells ABC. https://t.co/9jzGiHoBDz pic.twitter.com/k2vwyWaErB
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 11, 2018