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 - including his predecessor - 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. "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/pEyUDzjTaAâ€” World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) September 20, 2017
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."
"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."
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/JsXkiGyPkZâ€” 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. "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 President 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."â€” Steve Marmel (@Marmel) September 20, 2017
- Melania anti-bullying speech, basically. https://t.co/jDA4TaXRBI
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"â€” Kelly Fox (@Bortlandia) September 20, 2017
-Melania Trump pic.twitter.com/33S8jeodGP
"Melania Trump to condemn bullying?!?"â€” Steve Marmel (@Marmel) September 20, 2017
Will this air on Comedy Central? https://t.co/jDA4TaXRBI
Melania Trump condemns bullying. Donny threatens to kill 25M people, of whom 24,900,000 or so are innocent. Cute couple. #UnitedNationsâ€” FictionFan (@FictionFan2) September 20, 2017
Melania ,I found a Cyber Bullie pic.twitter.com/ENPSwtzTupâ€” Karen (@kyungkarenmend1) September 20, 2017
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