Melania Trump lectures U.N. on cyberbullying days after president shared violent Clinton meme

US First Lady Melania Trump addresses other spouses of world leaders at a United Nations luncheon on September 20, 2017, in the United States Mission in New York. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Just days after President Trump retweeted a doctored video of himself ‘hitting’ Hillary Clinton with a golf ball, Melania Trump spoke at the United Nations and warned a gathering of spouses about the dangers of cyberbullying.

“By our own example we must teach children to be good stewards of the world that they will in inherit,” Melania said. “We must remember that they are watching and listening, so we must never miss an opportunity to teach life’s many ethical lessons along the way … We must teach each child the values of empathy and communication that are at the core of the kindness, mindfulness, integrity and leadership — which can only be taught by example.”

Despite her distaste for online bullying, Melania has possibly turned a blind eye to the example her husband has set for children across the country by verbally abusing people, and women in particular, through Twitter. In Trump’s most recent Twitter attack, not only did the president again appear to stoop to endorsing violence against Clinton, but in so doing he also amplified the voice of an Twitter user who’s been accused of being an anti-Semitic bully.

Much like the man who leads them, Trump supporters too have shown a disturbing penchant for violent images targeting Clinton, and for heaping a torrent of online abuse on anyone that Trump singles out for attack. Asked about Trump’s infamous Twitter rant against MSNBC Mika Brzezinski in June, a statement from Melania’s office said only that “when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.”

Some analysts have speculated that maybe the first lady’s speech was directed at an audience of one more so than at the gathering of world leaders’ spouses at the luncheon. The only problem is that Melania’s spouse was likely not paying attention.

Below, watch the first lady’s complete speech.

Read the full story at The Daily Mail.


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