Dana Bash Notes ‘Irony’ of Melania’s Bullying Speech After Trump’s Hillary-Golf Retweet


CNN’s Dana Bash thought there was a “more than a little bit of irony” that Melania Trump would give a speech about the importance of setting a positive example for children, given her husband’s behavior.

The First Lady spoke at a United Nations luncheon today about the importance of protecting children and teaching them to be decent ethical stewards of society. A good portion of Mrs. Trump’s speech focused on the abuse children face from cyberbullying.

CNN’s Inside Politics round-table reacted to the address afterwards, and John King noted how Mrs. Trump has spoken about online meanness before while leaving out all the slings and arrows President Trump dishes out. Bash has criticized the First Lady on this front before, and she said that even though today’s message was commendable, there are quite a few people who would not be happy if their kids followed the president’s example on Twitter.

“Listening to her talk about – remember our kids are watching and listening, remember that they need to follow our own examples – those of house have kids and can’t show them some of the retweets by the President of the United States because we don’t think it’s appropriate to condone hitting a golf ball at a former competitor and knocking them over, see that there’s more than a little bit of irony here. She should be commended, but come on.”

Bash went on to wonder if FLOTUS was trying to reach out to her husband through the television and remind him that they have a young son they need to set an example for.

Watch above, via CNN.

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