When promoting Be Best, First Lady Melania Trump revealed that her inspiration for her anti-bullying campaign is herself. “I could say I’m the most bullied person in the world,” she declared in a Good Morning America interview.
EXCLUSIVE: First lady Melania Trump says her “Be Best” policy platform targeting online bullies is personal. “I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world,” she tells ABC. https://t.co/iiEv5Z3ijv pic.twitter.com/CWZ7g9by27— ABC News (@ABC) October 11, 2018
Uh huh. Twitter users had some thoughts about Mrs. Trump’s bold claim.
Melania claims that "I may be the most bullied person in the world" - really? Worse than a gay kid in Pence's conversion therapy? Worse than the women your husband assaulted? Melania shares her husband's greed, arrogance and self-pity, and she supported birtherism and Roy Moore— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) October 11, 2018
Christine Blasey Ford is still getting death threats and can’t return home but sure, Melania is the most bullied person in the world.— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) October 11, 2018
Melania Trump spoke out today about the 'unimaginable evil of abducting children and keeping them in cages'. Haha, kidding, kidding! She said 'I'm the most bullied person in the world'.— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) October 11, 2018
Victimhood complex: you’ll never #BeBest— cassandracarolina (@cassandra17lina) October 11, 2018
If you whine that your life is worse than the rest
Of women who struggle simply to survive
Starvations, floods, violence, staying alive
You married a bully, too bad and boo hoo #Melania, NOBODY cares about YOU! pic.twitter.com/4YmZk5k6Mk
They like playing victim but only if they get to be the biggest or most. No run of the mill bully for Melania- no no the MOST. Wonder if she ever saw what was heaped on Michelle O? No of course not- she lived in her golden tower.— MCW (@5Waldos) October 11, 2018
Real talk, it must be tough to be Melania Trump. She’s been slut-shamed for her work as a model, which sometimes included nude photo shoots. She’s derided as a “gold digger” for marrying Donald Trump. She’s been judged for what she wears, which is normally something we feminists at Pajiba would call out as sexist and ridiculous. But, Melania, you got called out for wearing a coat that said, “I don’t really care do u?” when you were visiting migrant children who had been separated from their parents by your husband’s blatantly racist policies. You recently asked that people judge you by your actions and not your clothes. Which, again, is an argument we’d, in theory, agree with. Except that your clothes ARE a part of your actions when they openly mock the people you’re supposed to be engaging with!
Melania Trump, some of us don’t bully you (I’m super against bullying), but we just really wonder, ex. “i dont care jacket” at kids prision, “colonial hat” in africa, high heels in hurricane, Obama speech plagiarism ðŸ˜•— Cali Robles (@calirobles) October 11, 2018
As the first lady of US & we truly wish u lot of success. â˜ºï¸ pic.twitter.com/GHKezrQtnC
And as a flood of tweets have pointed out over and over, it is either wildly ignorant or blatantly hypocritical for you to head an anti-bullying campaign while your husband mocks sexual assault survivors at rallies, slanders Mexican migrants on the regular, targets reporters on Twitter, and proudly offers mocking nicknames for his political opponents. I don’t doubt that you feel you’re being bullied. But this self-pitying comment shows you have little perspective of the suffering that’s going on outside your ivory Trump Tower, or the bullying your husband is trumpeting out of the White House. Either that, or you really don’t care, do you? I mean, if the jacket fits.