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Melania Trump Says She'll Stop Cyberbullying as First Lady

Melania Trump Says She Wants to Stop Cyberbullying, Causes the Internet to LOL

Melania Trump hit the campaign trail on Thursday, giving her first speech since the RNC statements that earned criticism for plagiarizing First Lady Michelle Obama's past words. Karen Pence — the wife of Donald Trump's running mate, Mike Pence — introduced Melania to the crowd in a Pennsylvania suburb before Melania unveiled her plans for if she becomes first lady: fighting cyberbullying.

"Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers," Melania told the crowd. "It is never okay when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied, or attacked. It is terrible when that happens on the playground, and it is absolutely unacceptable when it's done by someone with no name hiding on the internet."

Cue a collective "huh?" from the multitude of people who have been on the receiving end of Donald Trump's own, now-famous brand of cyberbullying.

Cue even more confusion from those who've fallen victim to doxxing by the GOP candidate's supporters and racist targeting by pro-Trump members of far-right media.

The irony was not lost on Trump critics, who were quick to point out why Melania might not be the best advocate against cyberbullying.

During her speech, Melania also claimed she wants to serve as an advocate for other women, a statement many criticized considering the fact that her husband stands accused of sexually assaulting several women and one child.

If Melania is given the opportunity to act on her proposed platform as first lady, it will certainly be interesting to see whether she starts at home. Only time (and one extremely stressful election) will tell.

Image Source: Getty / Leigh Vogel
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