First lady Melania Trump was blasted online for refusing to stand up to her husband’s attacks on teenager Greta Thunberg, who has become a climate activist demanding a cleaner future for her generation.
The first lady’s campaign “Be Best,” is supposed to fight bullying, but when it comes to the bullying by her husband, Mrs. Trump has a blind spot. She explained in a tweet Friday that since Thunberg is an activist she deserves whatever she gets. By contrast, no one can mention her son with the president.
Mrs. Trump and the president’s children lashed out at a constitutional law professor for using Barron Trump’s name as an example of the president’s power. “He can name his son Barron he cannot make him a baron.” The first lady called it “an attack on a minor child.” The professor later apologized for daring to say the president’s son’s name in public.
It drew attention to the fact that the president is considered by some to be a horrible father.
But when Trump raged at Thunberg for beating him for TIME’s Person of the Year, it wasn’t considered bullying, something the internet called absurd. #BeBest began trending nationally as the first lady was ripped for refusing to follow her own example.
You can see the tweets below:
— Noah Bierman (@Noahbierman) December 13, 2019
DESPICABLE: Melania #BeBest Trump defends her husband's vile attack on 16 year old Greta Thunberg. Melania-like Donald- deserves to be booed wherever they go! #SendMelaniaBack #BeWorst https://t.co/wMPwBSDNzw
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) December 13, 2019
Melania Trump is the worst First Lady in modern history, probably ever. https://t.co/gwxteheZCi
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) December 13, 2019
Ah I see. If the teenager has agency or expresses opinions, she’s fair game. As long as kids keep their mouths shut they merit respect. Great take, First Lady of the United States of America https://t.co/Do5mdg21Ed
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) December 13, 2019
A very courageous stand the First Lady is taking against bullying here https://t.co/a32jcqkNye
— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) December 13, 2019
— A Holy Troublemaker (@WilGafney) December 13, 2019
The First Lady's response as to whether she was ok with her husband mocking Greta Thunberg after expressing outrage that someone referenced her son's name as a pun is that Thunberg deserved it and her son doesn't. https://t.co/6WIZ1tAiCZ
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) December 13, 2019
Here is the piece of shit press secretary explaining why the piece of shit First Lady doesn’t care that her piece of shit husband made fun of a 16-year-old. https://t.co/mIRWXZSWGy
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) December 13, 2019
So @FLOTUS’ message is:
If you are a child and decide to do something important with your life that you are outspoken about but her husband does not agree with, you deserve to be berated & publicly humiliated.
— Liddle’ Savage (@littledeekay) December 13, 2019
So basically “she was asking for it”.
Awesome take Melanie.#BeBest
— NHDem4Ever (@NHDem4Ever) December 13, 2019
— James Michael Sama (@JamesMSama) December 13, 2019
It's been a busy few years, but let's not lose sight of the fact that the First Lady is a clueless idiot who does harm to the nation and deserves our ridicule and scorn. https://t.co/vqmPPnclqO
— Krister Johnson (@KristerJohnson) December 13, 2019
— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) December 13, 2019
So, in spite of her #BeBest campaign, Melania is fine with hubby’s jealousy and trashing of a 16 yr old girl from the Office of the Presidency because the girl was chosen to be Time’s Person of the Year and not him. Is that the point?!
— Mystery Fuzzer (@MysteryFuzzer) December 13, 2019
— Jean Podrasky ☕️ (@JeanPodrasky) December 13, 2019
— Maggie Drake (@magananda) December 13, 2019
— Jaleesa Johnson (@tweetjaleesa) December 13, 2019
People are saying Melanie's #BeBest campaign is a Total Disaster the likes of which the world has never seen! SAD!
— Trumpy Trumpy (parody) (@outofcontroljb) December 13, 2019
Today's syndicate cartoon. Thanks for sharing. #GretaThunbergOutdidTrump #GretaThurnberg #GretaOwnsTrump #greta #giantorangebaby #BeBest #bebestmyass #BeBestBullshit @AprilDRyan @co_rapunzel4 @MaggieJordanACN @laloalcaraz @ElayneBoosler pic.twitter.com/JDXMfgarpy
— Ed Hall (@halltoons) December 13, 2019
No excuse he's supposed to be the adult. Hello #BeBest
— JustMe (@JustMe94253502) December 13, 2019