Melania Trump gave her first speech since the Republican National Convention Thursday afternoon, sharing her plan to minimize cyber bullying against children and teens if she becomes first lady.
The Slovenia-born wife of GOP nominee Donald Trump spoke during an appearance in the swing state of Pennsylvania.
“I will be an advocate for women and for children,” she said, adding that while her husband stays busy on the campaign trail, she is a “full-time mother” to their son, Barron.
“I have the same conversations with my son that you have with your sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and godchildren,” she said. “I do worry about children.”
Mrs. Trump pointed to the “bad side” of social media, adding that “children and teenagers can be fragile” and especially vulnerable to pain when made fun of online, where things have become “too mean and too rough.”
The model-turned-entrepreneur said she would also “work hard to improve everyday life for women,” referencing women in America who live in poverty or without health insurance.
Some Twitter users immediately criticized Mrs. Trump for criticizing bullying in light of her husband’s many inflammatory comments, including his attack of a Gold Star family and lewd remarks about women.
— Jeremy Jones (@JeremyJones1121) November 3, 2016
— Craig Sculli (@CraigSculli) November 3, 2016
How can anyone praise "Melania Trump", who condemns anonymous bullying, but stands by one of the most hateful & abusive trolls in the world?
— Ron Brynaert (@ronbryn) November 3, 2016
Amid the online criticism of Mrs. Trump was also praise.
— Deplorable Okie🐸 (@spradlinok) November 3, 2016
It will be so awesome to have a president & a first lady who love America!
Melania Trump is a great role model for other legal immigrants! pic.twitter.com/Ohf2Y1ozgM
— General Halley 🐸 (@HalleyBorderCol) November 3, 2016
Mrs. Trump said that after “hard work as a fashion model” overseas, she wanted to come to America, where “freedom and opportunity were in abundance.” She became a U.S. citizen in 2006, 10 years after moving to America.
“Love for this country is something we immediately shared when I met Donald,” she said. (For more from the author of “In First Speech Since RNC, Melania Trump Says She Would Tackle Cyber Bullying as FLOTUS” please click HERE)