Prior to taking on the role of the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump made it known that she will be doing her utmost to raise awareness about bullying and its negative effects on children, especially on the internet.
Staying true to her promise, Melania gave her first major speech as first lady on Wednesday at the U.S Mission to the United Nations luncheon. She called on spouses of the world’s biggest leaders to join heads and combat bullying.
Melania urged parents to lead by example because adults “are not merely responsible. We are accountable.”
“We must teach children to be good stewards of the world they will inherit,” adding that this will “ensure that our children’s future is bright.”
As a mom whose child has been subjected to online bullying, Melania is speaking from experience when she told the room that “no child should ever feel hungry, stalked, frightened, terrorized, bullied, isolated or afraid, with nowhere to turn.”
She continued, “We must teach each child the values of empathy . . . kindness, mindfulness, integrity and leadership which can only be taught by example.”
However, despite having an important message to deliver, the point seemed to have gone over the heads of people on the internet.
As soon as the speech surfaced online, social media users ironically began to mock her outfit and for speaking up about bullying when her husband, President Donald Trump, has been accused of being one.