Melania Trump BE BEST initiative releases anti-cyberbullying guide

Saul Bowman
May 8, 2018

One reporter noted that the first lady is said to spend nights at her mother's home instead of the White House.

Monday's announcement followed a period of high visibility for a first lady who once had a scant public presence around the White House. Twenty-seven percent of people interviewed had an unfavorable opinion of her.

As first lady, Melania Trump has spoken about bullying and other issues affecting children since her husband, President Donald Trump, assumed office over a year ago.

The poll also found the first lady has gained favorable feelings from Democrats, up 15 points since January. "Something unique though: She has not narrowed her platform down to just one topic as has been done in the past".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed Monday an "outrageous and ridiculous" rumor that first lady Melania Trump does not live in the White House with the president.

CNN and SSRS also reported Monday President Trump's approval rate is lower than his wife's at 41 percent approve and 53 percent disapprove.

Trump joins her predecessors in championing specific causes while serving as First Lady, from Michelle Obama's efforts to get kids eating healthy and staying active to Laura Bush's focus on libraries and education launch of the National Book Festival and Nancy Reagan's interest in fighting drug abuse.


She has also spoken to children about dealing with negativity and self-esteem when she visited schools like a middle school in MI last October.

"This is something that is extremely important to the first lady", Sanders replies.

"I'm aware we're skeptical about me talking that topic", said Trump.

"Let us teach our children the difference between right and wrong, and encourage them to be best in their individual paths in life", she said.

The initiative calls for parents, teachers, and adults to help promote values such as healthy living, kindness, encouragement, and kindness so that children are prepared to avoid both the opioid crisis and negative social media interactions. A study by the Clinical Psychological Science shows that after 2010, children who spent more time on new media were more likely to report mental health issues than those who spent time on non-screen activities.

As recently as the past month, the first lady hosted a more compact group of 1-2 kids in the WhiteHouse for an hearing session regarding the emotional issues they face in their own lives, either in home and in faculty.

The program will help highlight the importance of using social media in a positive way and support the families and children impacted by the opioid epidemic.

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