Here’s a shocker. The biggest critic of First Lady Melania Trump’s anti-bullying campaign, Be Best, is her husband.
President Trump is a notorious online bully and troll who regularly attacks politicians, public figures, and private citizens on Twitter. The First Lady’s initiative focuses on cyber-bullying.
The New York Times has revealed that Trump’s tirades “exhaust” his wife who gets frustrated with his nonstop attacks. And when she told him that she wanted to roll out Be Best to “spotlight anti-bullying and other child wellness efforts,” Trump warned her that she’d be jeered and seen as hypocritical.
Still, Melania pressed on, arguing that she was willing to accept the criticism because it was valid.
But when the program was announced in May, charges of plagiarism dogged the campaign and the First Lady was incensed that her husband refused to support her privately or publicly. Since then, she has not participated in any Be Best events and has only mentioned the program five times.
The White House dismissed allegations that the anti-cyberbullying campaign was off to a rocky start, insisting that it was on firm ground.
“It is exactly what she wants it to be, and has been a success,”Stephanie Grisham, the First Lady’s communications director, told the Times. “We look forward to continued success in her mission of helping children.”
While Twitter and other social media sites have come under fire for allowing bullies, conspiracy theorists, and white supremacists to flourish on their sites, neither Facebook nor Twitter have booted America’s best known racist cyberbully: Donald Trump.