Melania Trump Warns of Cyberbullying as President Continues Attacks on Twitter

Melania Trump Warns of Cyberbullying as President Continues Attacks on Twitter

Melania Trump Warns of Cyberbullying as President Continues Attacks on Twitter

Melania Trump speaks at the FPBP Summit on cyberbullying in Maryland on August 20, 2018.

"In today's global society, social media is ... part of our children's daily lives", Trump noted on Monday. "It can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly. That is why Be Best chooses to focus on the importance of teaching our next generation how to conduct themselves safely and in a positive manner in an online setting", the first lady said after being introduced by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

Melania Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, spelled out the willful refusal by many to take the first lady's message as honest and needed, whatever the president's actions may be, calling Mrs. Trump "independent".

Her remarks came less than a week after Mr. Trump engaged in a bitter online feud with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a "dog" and "crazed lowlife" on Twitter after she published a tell-all book about her tenure in the White House and accused him of racism.

The first lady's spokeswoman sought to downplay any disconnect between the East Wing and the West Wing, calling the first lady "independent".

"I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic", she said at the time.

"The First Lady's presence at events such as today's cyberbullying summit elevates an issue that is important to children and families across this country", she said.

Earlier in the day, the president attacked special counsel Robert Mueller's team, which is investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

"She is aware of the criticism but it will not deter her from doing what she feels is right".

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"I encourage technology and social media companies, schools and community groups, to establish more opportunities for children such as Microsoft's Council for Digital Good", the first lady said.

The first lady first told The Associated Press in a written statement Monday that she's looking forward to learning about the issues that children living on the continent face, as well as appreciating Africa's history and culture.

The "cyberbullying summit" took place in Rockville, Maryland, where the first lady pointed out that children can be more aware of the dangers of social media than the adults responsible for their safety.

'Rather than dissecting her remarks, let's focus on the countless children who struggle w bullying & online safety each day, ' Grisham wrote.

Without a hint of irony, Melania Trump is advocating for people to be kinder to each other on social media.

'I can " t decide if Melania's cyber-bullying campaign is just a massive troll on her husband or if she is truly unaware of all of the context here, ' CNN's Chris Cillizza tweeted. He's an adult. He knows the consequences.

Trump said last week that he was close to revoking Ohr's security clearance, too.

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