Melania Trump Pushes Back Against Detractors


On Thursday, First Lady Melania Trump pushed back against detractors who have spoken out against her ‘Be Best’ initiative, reports The Hill.

An Overview of the First Lady’s Statements

Mrs. Trump attended the yearly conference for the Family Online Safety Institute. During her time at the event, she shared the following remarks:

“It is not news or surprising to me that critics in the media have chosen to ridicule me for speaking out on this issue and that’s okay. I remain committed to tackling this topic because it will provide a better world for our children.”

The first lady then noted the importance of online rhetoric and behavior:

“I hope that like I do, you will consider using their negative words as motivation to do all you can to bring awareness and understanding about responsible online behavior.”

A Backstory

Earlier this year, the first lady launched her ‘Be Best’ campaign. The initiative centers around the health and wellness of children, particularly as it pertains to social media. In late Spring, Mrs. Trump stated that ‘Be Best’ aims to “teach children the importance of all aspects of their well-being, which include emotional, social, and physical health.”