First Lady Melania Trump on Wednesday celebrated the first anniversary of her "Be Best" child advocacy program to raise awareness of cyberbullying and opioid abuse. Just as when she launched the program, the reception was not positive.
"I ask you again to join me in my commitment to promoting values such as encouragement, kindness, compassion, healthy living, online safety, and respect in our children," the First Lady told supporters in the Rose Garden of the White House.
"I ask you again to join me in my commitment to promoting values such as encouragement, kindness, compassion, healt… https://t.co/GUGzWRS40n— ABC News Politics (@ABC News Politics)1557244420.0
"As a mother and First Lady it concerns me that today's fast-paced and ever-connected world can make children less prepared to manage their emotions, causing them to turn to forms of destructive actions, such as bullying, unhealthy habits, risky online behavior, drug abuse, and addiction, or even suicide," she warned.
Many on social media decried her obvious hypocrisy, while others focused on the actions of her husband, a notorious and unabashed cyber bully. And some noted that the First Lady is not innocent of some of the behaviors her husband has demonstrated.
Reminder: @FLOTUS is a birther. https://t.co/DNY7TPoaHE— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien)1557329249.0
@ABCPolitics 'healthy living' https://t.co/2TWvwsaB0Z— My rap playlist is RUINED (@My rap playlist is RUINED)1557245685.0
.@FLOTUS--your husband puts kids in cages and separates them from their parents. What kind of respect for children… https://t.co/HuBuSGhAPb— Victoria Brownworth🎄🕎☮ (@Victoria Brownworth🎄🕎☮)1557303480.0
This is performance art, right? https://t.co/Rg6osD5x5P— David Corn (@David Corn)1557245527.0
Your husband refuses to return the kids he kidnapped https://t.co/AvSGafI0tg— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP)1557249308.0
@ABCPolitics 'encouragement, kindness, compassion' https://t.co/U65bd5Z8yN— My rap playlist is RUINED (@My rap playlist is RUINED)1557245777.0
As much as any of Trump's tweets, this is trolling. https://t.co/yd0L10VQWS— Steve M. (@Steve M.)1557254858.0
I'd be happy to join this movement if it wasn't a cynical attempt to cover for Trump's malicious fuckery. https://t.co/GDSaI4UhjT— Bob Cesca (@Bob Cesca)1557268811.0
@ABCPolitics Melania Trump is the most useless First Lady in recent American history. #BeBest is not a national ca… https://t.co/8Xomsgd8tV— Russell Drew (@Russell Drew)1557257110.0
Satire is truly dead....... https://t.co/HD8hIn3VxS— Niknam Hussain (@Niknam Hussain)1557282255.0
@VABVOX @ABCPolitics @FLOTUS Her "program" is what exactly? A few slogans? An annual anniversary speech w/a homemad… https://t.co/oj9zNFeWfG— nanafordems (@nanafordems)1557304159.0
YOU get an irony! YOU get an irony! YOU get an irony! EVERYONE GETS A FREE IRONYYYYYY! https://t.co/bW5LgGuldf— Soulless Heathen Grad Student (@Soulless Heathen Grad Student)1557339609.0
Hahaha! Oh really?!? How about you ask your husband to join you in your 'commitment'. Clearly he does not know or u… https://t.co/hRGMQRCxWd— Jenn 💙🏴☠️🌊 #BLM ❤ (@Jenn 💙🏴☠️🌊 #BLM ❤)1557337626.0
sarcasm from the White House https://t.co/q6oxki1qEG— trump lost (@trump lost)1557257962.0
@ABCPolitics Whispers: The bullying is coming from inside the house...— Tarz ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@Tarz ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)1557245505.0
Whether she is simply clueless or fully aware of her hypocrisy ... she is responsible and accountable for rubbing s… https://t.co/bH405RIVFD— Thomas (@Thomas)1557334309.0
Why is she speaking on the lawn when he's back in the residence? https://t.co/adbATPcOpS— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1557245375.0