Trump Just Went After Greta Thunberg for Winning Time's Person of the Year, and Now Melania's 'Be Best' Is Trending for All the Wrong Reasons
Sixteen year old environmental rights activist Greta Thunberg was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year after taking the world by storm in 2019.
While congratulations for Thunberg inundated the internet, not everyone was pleased. One of the harshest—and most powerful—of Thunberg's critics was sitting in the White House.
Since her arrival on the world stage, 16 year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has faced derision. Mocking criticism has been aimed at Thunberg's appearance, mannerisms, facial expressions, speech patterns, intelligence, mental health and her self-disclosed Asperger's Syndrome diagnosis with the majority coming from conservative men.
On Monday, in a late-night tweet, President Donald Trump decided to similarly weigh in on Thunberg. In an example of the cyber bullying First Lady Melania Trump's Be Best campaign is supposed to address, the 73 year-old President of the United States shared video of an impassioned speech Thunberg delivered at the U.N. calling out world leaders' inaction on the climate with the caption:
Melania's Latest 'Be Best' Announcement Is Getting Dragged for Its Blatant Hypocrisy, and Everyone's Making the Same Point
A recent announcement from First Lady Melania Trump—part of her Be Best online bullying initiative—drew more outrage and backlash than praise. The official White House website issued a statement for the press and public which Trump shared on Twitter.
In her tweet, Flotus Melania Trump stated:
In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Melania Trump—third wife of President Donald Trump—revealed why she began her "Be Best" campaign to address cyber bullying. ABC News filmed the interview in Africa during her first solo international trip as First Lady.
Contrary to the assumptions of many, the FLOTUS' pet project did not arise from problems she saw with children being bullied on social media. Social media bullying contributes to the suicides of children throughout the United States.
Tomi Lahren Went on Fox News and Claimed She's Never Seen a First Lady Criticized as Much as Melania, So Twitter Refreshed Her Memory
Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren said she has "never seen a first lady be attacked like" First Lady Melania Trump in a Fox News interview on Wednesday, and was swiftly reminded on social media of numerous instances in which Michelle Obama was belittled by right-wing pundits.
Watch Lahren's questionable comments below:
Melania Trump Just Unveiled Her New White House Initiative, and She's Being Accused of Stealing From Michelle Obama Again
First Lady Melania Trump released her official White House platform on Monday, sixteen months after assuming her role. The initiative is called "Be Best," and its focus is on wellbeing, fighting opioid abuse, and promoting positivity on social media to combat cyberbullying.