Melania Trump gave a speech on her husband’s behalf in Pennsylvania today, where she said that she would like to tackle online meanness and cyberbullying if she becomes First Lady. Given this topic, however, there were quite a few people on Twitter who wondered if she might want to start with her household first.
Throughout his public life, Donald Trump has used his Twitter account to personally tear apart his critics, his fellow conservatives, and many people in between. These actions drew particular notice throughout his last year and a half running for president.
This being the case, numerous Twitter people couldn’t help but point out that Mrs. Trump’s speech showed an obvious contradiction to the behavior of her husband:
Melania Trump is decrying how mean and petty society has become – has she met her husband?
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) November 3, 2016
Concern about cyberbullying. Concern about the welfare of women. Is Melania really punking us and campaigning for Hillary? #askingforafriend
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) November 3, 2016
Presumably this anti-bullying riff is another one of those where you ruin the bit if you mention it
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) November 3, 2016
Melania talks about speaking to and about others with respect. No doubt DT got this talk recently?
— martha maccallum (@marthamaccallum) November 3, 2016
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 3, 2016
gonna spend some time now re-tweeting some of Donald J Trump's twitter bullying, just so @MELANIATRUMP is aware
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) November 3, 2016
Melania Trump lamenting bullying, especially “when it’s done by someone with no name on the Internet”
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) November 3, 2016
Melania's speech on bullying and the coarsening of public speech is terrific. But, her husband's campaign seems to contradict it.
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) November 3, 2016
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) November 3, 2016
What about bullying by named people? pic.twitter.com/yC5S1seMyn
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) November 3, 2016
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 3, 2016
— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) November 3, 2016
She can start at home! https://t.co/GVv524IoVu
— Eliana Johnson (@elianayjohnson) November 3, 2016
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