Quantcast
Connect with us

Melania’s ‘shameful’ complicity in Trump’s agenda slammed by women activists from her home country

Published

on

Melania Trump has been known for very little in her own right. Aside from her widely-panned “Be Best” anti-cyberbullying initiative, she is mostly notable only as a staunch defender of Trump’s agenda and behavior, backing him up on everything from Birtherism to abuse of migrant children.

It’s a major disappointment to women’s activists in her native country of Slovenia, reports The Daily Beast. Several of them were hoping that Melania would be a strong voice on the world stage in her own right, and are frustrated that she has acted as nothing more than a mouthpiece for the president.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Frankly, I have not heard a single strong statement by Melania in years, which is kind of embarrassing, if not shameful,” said Darinka Pavlic Kamien, a communications consultant.

There is also disappointment that Melania has not bothered to even visit her homeland, which she has not seen in 15 years. The only contact she has had with the nation as of late is threats to sue reporters there who publish unseemly details of her former life.

Femmes Sans Frontières (Women Without Borders), a group of Slovenian women businesswomen, lawyers, activists, authors, artists, and public officials, extended an invitation to her in the capital city of Ljubljana.

“She had more courage in her youth,” said foreign investment adviser Cresnar Pregar, who added, “I would inspire her to speak out for equality,” as opposed to her husband who is “spreading hatred in every Twitter post … We would also want her to be more engaged on freeing immigrants’ children from prisons, on global climate change issues. Otherwise she’ll be remembered for her ‘Don’t Care’ jacket.”

For now, at least, it seems that this outreach has gone unanswered.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

John Bolton had concerns about Donald Trump’s favors to autocrats: report

Published

on

Former national security advisor John Bolton privately told the US attorney general last year about concerns that President Donald Trump was essentially granting favors to autocrats, The New York Times reported Monday.

It said the revelations, concerning the leaders of China and Turkey, come in an unpublished book manuscript by Bolton.

The same manuscript says Trump told Bolton that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security aid to Ukraine until officials there helped to investigate his political rivals, the Times previously reported.

Those allegations have roiled Trump's impeachment trial that is ongoing in the US Senate.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Fox News host scolds Mike Pompeo for scuffle with reporter: ‘Don’t be such a baby!’

Published

on

Fox News host Steve Hilton scolded Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for being a "baby," a "bully" and an "embarrassment" after NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly reported that he berated and cursed at her for asking questions about the Ukraine scandal.

"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got into an ugly dustup with an NPR reporter this week, and I've got something I want to get off my chest," Fox's Steve Hilton told his viewers on Sunday.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

White House grants press access to Christian site whose founder called impeachment a ‘Jew coup’

Published

on

The White House granted press credentials to a Christian news site whose founder claimed that President Donald Trump's impeachment was a "Jew coup" organized by a "Jewish cabal" in anti-Semitic remarks.

Five employees of the Florida-based conservative Christian news outlet TruNews received press credentials from the White House to cover Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, founder Rick Wiles told The New York Times from a ski lodge reserved for press members by the Trump administration. The outlet was not granted special access to Trump, though TruNews' Edward Szall asked Ivanka Trump a question during a news conference, according to the report.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image