First Lady Melania Trump’s “Be Best” anti-cyberbullying campaign became a viral hashtag on Thursday and began trending on Twitter after President Trump launched his latest Twitter attack on 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who was named Time’s “Person of the Year.”
Trump tweeted earlier Thursday that it was “ridiculous” that Time magazine chose Thunberg as its “Person of the Year,” an honor he was on the shortlist for.
Thousands of social media users urged on Melania to respond to her husband’s remarks in light of her “Be Best” campaign, which encourages children to be kind on social media and speak “with respect and compassion.”
Many also noted that Melania criticized legal expert Pamela Karlan last week after Karlan mentioned the Trumps’ teenage son, Barron, during testimony as part of the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) December 12, 2019
Karlan later apologized for her comments, saying, “I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president’s son. It was wrong of me to do that. I wish the president would apologize, obviously, for the things that he’s done that’s wrong, but I do regret having said that.”
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), a vocal critic of the president, wrote that she agrees with the first lady that “children are off limits.”
“Tell your husband to #bebest and go enroll himself in anger management instead of attacking such a brilliant and courageous teenager fighting for climate change,” Waters wrote. “@GretaThunberg we got your back!”
Melania, we agree. Children are off limits. Tell your husband to #bebest and go enroll himself in anger management instead of attacking such a brilliant and courageous teenager fighting for climate change. @GretaThunberg we got your back!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) December 12, 2019
“What say you, anti-bullying crusader, #BeBest warrior, minor child privacy protector @FLOTUS?” wrote Andy Lassner, the executive producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
— andy lassner (@andylassner) December 12, 2019
Thank you for bringing the hypocrisy of #FLOTUS' #BeBest campaign to our attention. Her husband's bullying Ms. Thunberg, a child, seems to have gone unnoticed by her "team", and by extension, by Melania herself. https://t.co/0lvNM9tw9F
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 12, 2019
While Thunberg did not address President Trump’s recent comments, she did change her bio on Twitter to describe herself as a “teenager working on her anger management problem.”
“Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend,” her bio reads.
var zergnet = document.createElement(‘script’);
zergnet.src = (document.location.protocol == “https:” ? “https:” : “http:”) + ‘//www.zergnet.com/zerg.js?id=64753’;
var znscr = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’);
The post #BeBest Trends As Melania Remains Silent After Trump Again Attacks Teen Climate Activist appeared first on The Gaily Grind.