First Lady Urges World Leaders to ‘Live by and Honor the Golden Rule’
Exactly 24 hours after her husband mocked Kim Jong-un as “Rocket Man,” threatening to “totally destroy” every man, woman, and child in North Korea, and denounced several other world leaders â€“Â including his predecessor â€“Â Melania Trump delivered a speech at a United Nations luncheon denouncing bullying.
“We must remember that they are watching and listening,” the First Lady, speaking of children, told attendees, mostly the first spouses of other world leaders.Â “When we come together as parents, we claim responsibility to the next generation.”
First Lady Melania Trump speaks at the UN luncheon: “When we come together as parents–we claim responsibility to the next generation” pic.twitter.com/pEyUDzjTaA
â€” World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) September 20, 2017Â
She encouraged world leaders to teach children by example to “live by and honor the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”Â
“We must turn our focus right now to the message and content” children are “exposed to on a daily basis through social media, the bullying, the experience online, and in person, and the growing global epidemic of drug addiction and drug overdose.”Â
First Lady Melania Trump: Its our generation’s responsibility for what our children learn and their exposure to content on social media pic.twitter.com/JsXkiGyPkZ
â€” World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) September 20, 2017
“Whether it is drug addiction, bullying, poverty, disease, trafficking, illiteracy, or hunger, it is the children who are hit first and hardest in any country,” the First Lady continued.Â “Nothing could be more urgent nor worthy a cause than preparing future generations for the adulthood with true moral clarity and responsibility.”
“We must teach our children the values of empathy and communication that are at the core of kindness, mindfulness, integrity, and leadership which can only be taught be example,” she said.
Just days before the election Mrs. Trump delivered a rare speech and announced she would take up the fight against bullying, especially online bullying, as her cause. But that plan ended even before she moved into White House in June.
As recently as this past weekend PresidentÂ Donald Trump posted to Twitter a doctored GIF showing him hitting a golf ball and striking Hillary Clinton.
The amazing tone-deafness and hypocrisy of the woman married to one of the world’s foremost bullies delivering a speech attacking bullying and asking world leaders to live by the golden rule, was not lost on many:
Melania’s speech at the UN has to be a joke. HAS TO BE! She CANNOT be serious. Melanie, go home and give this speech to your HUSBAND!!!
â€” Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) September 20, 2017
Melania Trump to give anti-bullying speech at The UN, right after the anti-sexual assault speech by Camille Cosby.
â€” John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) September 20, 2017
“That thing my husband does? Don’t do it. Also, please don’t tell him I said that. He’s a bully.”
– Melania anti-bullying speech, basically. https://t.co/jDA4TaXRBI
â€” Steve Marmel (@Marmel) September 20, 2017
Melania Trump talking about cyber bullying when her husband is the absolute worst offender is just Twilight Zone worthy. Disturbing family.
â€” Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 20, 2017
Melania spoke at UN Event about raising our children to be “morally responsible adults.” In other words, teaching them to NOT be like Trump.
â€” PROUD RESISTER ðŸ‘Š (@ProudResister) September 20, 2017
“We must teach our children to be good stewards… Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
-Melania Trump pic.twitter.com/33S8jeodGP
â€” Kelly Fox (@Bortlandia) September 20, 2017
“Melania Trump to condemn bullying?!?”
Will this air on Comedy Central? https://t.co/jDA4TaXRBI
â€” Steve Marmel (@Marmel) September 20, 2017
Melania Trump condemns bullying. Donny threatens to kill 25M people, of whom 24,900,000 or so are innocent. Cute couple. #UnitedNations
â€” FictionFan (@FictionFan2) September 20, 2017
Melania ,I found a Cyber Bullie pic.twitter.com/ENPSwtzTup
â€” Karen (@kyungkarenmend1) September 20, 2017
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Highland Park Shooting Deaths Include Both Parents of Two Year Old Found at Scene of July 4th Massacre
On Twitter Sunday afternoon in the aftermath of the July 4th Highland Park mass shooting a photo of a young boy appeared in several tweets. He was described as lost, good samaritans assumed he had become separated from his parents in the mayhem of the massacre, and people were trying to reunite him with his family.
CBS Chicago reporter Marissa Parra now reveals the boy’s name is Aiden, but he won’t be reunited with his parents: both were shot dead by the Highland Park gunman.
Remember this little boy found wandering alone after #HighlandPark parade? We’ve just found out why… both his parents were killed💔
A fundraiser has been started for Irina and Kevin McCarthy’s 2-yo son Aiden as he grows up without them
— Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) July 5, 2022
“Kevin McCarthy, 37, and Irina McCarthy, 35, were among the seven people [who] were killed during the mass shooting,” CBS Chicago reports.
“We took him to safety under tragic circumstances, came together to locate his grandparents, and prayed for the safety of his family,” reads the story on a GoFundMe page hoping to raise money for Aiden.
“Sadly, I need to share his name…Aiden McCarthy. And he needs more of our help,” it adds. “At two years old, Aiden is left in the unthinkable position; to grow up without his parents,” it adds. “Aiden will be cared for by his loving grandparents, Misha and Nina Levberg, and he will have a long road ahead to heal, find stability, and ultimately navigate life as an orphan. He is surrounded by a community of friends and extended family that will embrace him with love, and any means available to ensure he has everything he needs as he grows.”
About $475,000 has quickly been raised with more than 7600 people contributing. The top donation is $5000.
‘Invasion’: Texas Lt. Gov. Likens Border Crossings to Attack on Pearl Harbor – ‘These People Are a Danger to America’
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, a far-right Republican, is comparing migrants crossing the border into Texas to Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 2335 people. He is calling it an “invasion” and says that gives the state the right to “put hands on people.”
Patrick, who because of Texas’ unique structure is more powerful than the governor, told Fox News on Tuesday, “we are being invaded, and if we’re being invaded under the constitution I think that gives us the power to put hands on people and send them back. Put hands on people and send them back,” he said repeatedly.
“These people are a danger to America,” Patrick said in a rant. It was unclear if he was referring to migrants or President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The Lt. Governor, who has hawked the racist “great replacement theory” repeatedly, and used the term “invasion” repeatedly, told Fox News that Texas is now spending $4 billion annually on the border, while Texas National Guardsmen and Texas Rangers complain of being called up to serve, having to abandon their regular jobs, for no apparent reason.
“This is the biggest danger we have, to your family,” Patrick says of the fentanyl crossing the border. “It’s all on Biden,” he claimed.
Last week Texas Governor Greg Abbott drew extensive criticism for using the deaths of more than 50 migrants packed into an 18-wheel tractor-trailer as a political opportunity to attack President Biden. Even some conservatives attacked Abbott for his inhumane remarks..
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick repeatedly says the state’s declaration of an “invasion” of migrants means they can “put hands on people and send them back.”
He then says “we’re being attacked just like we were on Pearl Harbor.” pic.twitter.com/kmcPakR43Z
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 5, 2022
7th Victim of July 4th Mass Shooting Dies
Seven people have now died as a result of a gunman opening fire from a rooftop into an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois.
The latest victim succumbed to their injuries Tuesday afternoon, NBC 5 Chicago reported. Authorities have not identified all the victims, but have said five of those who died were adults. Another 46 people were wounded.
Police on Tuesday announced that the shooter fired at least 70 rounds into the crowd, using a “high-powered rifle” that is “similar” to a AR-15. They also revealed the suspected gunman planned the attack for weeks, purchased his weapons legally, disguised himself by wearing women’s attire to “conceal his facial tattoos and his identity,” and to “help him during the escape.” He then walked to his mother’s house after the shooting.
Law enforcement Monday evening arrested Robert Crimo, who they say is a “person of interest,” but he has not been charged.
“There are no words for the kind of monster who lies in wait and fires into a crowd of families with children celebrating a holiday with their community,” Illinois Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker said in a statement. “There are no words for the kind of evil that robs our neighbors of their hopes, their dreams, their futures. There are no words I can offer to lift the pain of those they leave behind. Please know that our state grieves with you, that MK and I grieve with you.”
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