Melania Trump railed against the bullying of women and children Thursday in a rare campaign speech in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Trump hasn’t given a solo speech after her RNC speech that was plagiarized in parts directly from Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech.
Trump said she would tackle online bullying as one of her main focuses if she is first lady. Melania Trump said, “We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other.”
MJ lee noted one of the most ironic moments of Trump’s speech, “Melania Trump says ‘our culture has gotten too mean and too rough”; that people put down others on “looks and intelligence.”
Melania Trump says "our culture has gotten too mean and too rough"; that people put down others on "looks and intelligence." #2016
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) November 3, 2016
Emily Schultheis reported two more, “More Melania Trump in PA: ‘We must treat each other with respect and kindness, even when we disagree.'”
“Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers. We have to find a better way to talk to each other”
"Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers. We have to find a better way to talk to each other"
— Emily Schultheis (@emilyrs) November 3, 2016
Melania told a pretty story about her own immigration, without noting that her husband is campaigning on building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and has objected to providing refuge for Syrian refugees who have gone through a substantial vetting process.
“I want our children in this country, and all around the world, to live a beautiful life, to be safe and secure, to dream freely of love and a family of their own someday,” Mrs Trump said. “We need to teach our youth American values: kindness, honesty, respect, compassion, charity, understanding, cooperation. I do worry about all of our children.”
Trump is married to Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president who calls Mexicans rapists, mocked a disabled reporter, bragged about sexually assaulting women, tossed a baby out of a rally, and wants to ban Muslims from our country.
Twelve women have come forward to tell their stories about being assaulted by Donald Trump.
Donald Trump has also suggested that his opponent might be shot if she wins, and his aides have called for Hillary Clinton to be shot for treason, a crime she hasn’t even been accused of.
Donald Trump’s behavior is so abhorrent that teachers who see his behavior mimicked in children bullying other children are calling it the “Trump effect.”
It’s almost as if Melania Trump is gaslighting the country for her husband, making a case against bullying of women and children as a reason to vote for the man who has bullied women reporters and continues to do so.
Or maybe Melania Trump simply lacks the irony gene.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
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