Back in the waning days of the election, Melania Trump vowed that as first lady she would dedicate herself to combating cyberbullying. You know, of the sort popularized by her husband. Whatever happened to that?
Three months later, Melania Trump is indeed first lady. But what of her pledge to take up cyberbullying? Mother Jones contacted a wide range of organizations and individuals who work on cyberbullying, and not a single one of them reported being contacted by Trump or anyone in the Donald Trump administration.
Wow, go figure. But wait: in fairness to Melania Trump, she also hasn't moved into the White House. Or done anything else as first lady. Or made any substantive statements about anything. Or, apparently, appeared with her husband in public since the inauguration. (No, Mar-a-Lago does not count.)
And you know what? That's to be respected, right there. No joke—there's a lot of powerful people in this country who wish they didn't have to appear with Donald Trump in public, so we should probably be giving Melania a big thumbs-up for being one of the few who has had the courage to pull it off.
In the meantime, Donald Trump continues to cyberbully American companies, individual media figures, specific American judges, and just to mix things up, an American university. Nobody else in America has been able to figure out how to get him to shut up. There's no reason for anyone to think Melania could, so let's cut her some slack on this one.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
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