Oooh, the irony of Melania Trump’s latest Twitter kerfuffle.
On Friday, January 15, the first lady tweeted a message about the “legacy” of Be Best, her White House initiative focusing on issues facing children in America—including, wait for it, social media and cyberbullying.
“As the legacy of #BeBest comes to a close at the @WhiteHouse, we must continue to give a voice to our Nation’s children & the issues that impact their lives,” Trump tweeted. “It’s the values & spirit of the American people that inspired Be Best & it’s those values that will carry on its mission.”
Honestly, you can’t make this stuff up. Melania Trump—the wife of arguably the world’s biggest bully who, don’t forget, was kicked off Twitter—is tweeting about the “legacy” of an anti-bullying initiative. The U.S. House of Representatives literally ruled days before FLOTUS posted this that President Donald Trump’s combative, blatantly false tweets in large part caused January 6’s Capitol riot. His bullying tweets helped incite literal insurrection! Meanwhile, Melania Trump wants to talk about Be Best’s “legacy”! The mind boggles!
Of course, folks on Twitter are thinking the same thing. “The legacy of #BeBest is that your husband is banned from social media,” Vox journalist Aaron Rupar tweeted.
“Thank you, First Lady. Your Be Best initiative cleared social media of its biggest cyber bully. Thank you for your effort and all you’ve done,” someone else wrote.
A third added, “Your husband is the biggest online bully the world’s ever seen. Your mission failed miserably.”
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This tweet just about sums it up: “What legacy? Your husband demonstrated to children all over America that bullying wasn’t just okay, it was something the President of the United States does. He modeled childish temper tantrums and insults for four years. That’s your legacy, lady.”