Trump sends mean tweets, first lady talks positivity online

Danny Woods
August 21, 2018

"Let's face it, most children are more aware of the benefits and pitfalls of social media than some adults", Melania Trump said during her remarks, which were delivered as part of a Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention session held at the Health Resources and Services Administration.

"I launched my Be Best campaign in May, with a focus on the many issues facing children today - one of them being the safe and responsible use of social media", said the first lady.

Yet as she was issuing the warning on the outskirts of Washington DC, Donald Trump was in another part of the city sending barbed tweets about his political foes.

One frequent critic tweeted that the first lady must be brain-damaged.

She later described Trump's advocacy against cyberbullying as "a honest campaign meant to help 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.

During a conference, First Lady Melania Trump talked about cyberbullying, bringing awareness to it but people are not impressed.

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Many social media users slammed her as a 'hypocrite'.

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

"[Social media] can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly", Trump said.

As the first lady participated in the summit, President Trump spent part of his Monday morning firing off a series of tweets in which he blasted special counsel Robert Mueller as "disgraced and discredited" and also labeled former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance he revoked last week, as "the worst CIA Director in our country's history".

Her remarks came less than a week after Mr. Trump engaged in a bitter online feud with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a "dog" and "crazed lowlife" on Twitter after she published a tell-all book about her tenure in the White House and accused him of racism. Be Best focuses on the importance of teaching the next generation how to conduct themselves safely and in a positive manner in the online setting, ' Melania partially said. Her Be Best campaign has emphasized the responsibility of adults in ensuring children's well-being.

"I am going to do whatever I can to try and prevent these abuses occurring in the future and if that means going to court I will do that", added Brennan, who served under Presidents Obama and George W. Bush. She said bullying of Asian Americans is often compounded by cultural differences, and that cyberbullying is "still pervasive".

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