First Lady Melania Trump on Wednesday celebrated the first anniversary of her “Be Best” child advocacy program to raise awareness of cyberbullying and opioid abuse. Just as when she launched the program, the reception was not positive.
“I ask you again to join me in my commitment to promoting values such as encouragement, kindness, compassion, healthy living, online safety, and respect in our children,” the First Lady told supporters in the Rose Garden of the White House.
“I ask you again to join me in my commitment to promoting values such as encouragement, kindness, compassion, healthy living, online safety and respect in our children,” first lady Melania Trump says while speaking at her “Be Best” anniversary celebration https://t.co/AavOd95ws5 pic.twitter.com/nqgYTfd2nN
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 7, 2019
“As a mother and First Lady it concerns me that today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world can make children less prepared to manage their emotions, causing them to turn to forms of destructive actions, such as bullying, unhealthy habits, risky online behavior, drug abuse, and addiction, or even suicide,” she warned.
Many on social media decried her obvious hypocrisy, while others focused on the actions of her husband, a notorious and unabashed cyber bully. And some noted that the First Lady is not innocent of some of the behaviors her husband has demonstrated.
She’s trolling us. No one is actually this stupid. She knows what she’s doing and she’s doing it on purpose. https://t.co/ruF5LajYjD
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) May 8, 2019
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) May 8, 2019
‘healthy living’ pic.twitter.com/2TWvwsaB0Z
— 🅒🅞🅛🅞🅢🅢🅤🅢 #MR_MARVEL (@truecolossus) May 7, 2019
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) May 8, 2019
This is performance art, right? https://t.co/Rg6osD5x5P
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 7, 2019
Your husband refuses to return the kids he kidnapped https://t.co/AvSGafI0tg
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) May 7, 2019
‘encouragement, kindness, compassion’ pic.twitter.com/U65bd5Z8yN
— 🅒🅞🅛🅞🅢🅢🅤🅢 #MR_MARVEL (@truecolossus) May 7, 2019
Who wants to tell her? https://t.co/rtnCruifPK
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) May 8, 2019
Once again, that she can even stand up there and utter this bulls**t while her husband is who he is, his policies are what they are, the people he hires are who they are, is a reminder of how well Orwell predicted our times
— Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) May 7, 2019
As much as any of Trump’s tweets, this is trolling. https://t.co/yd0L10VQWS
— Steve M. (@nomoremister) May 7, 2019
I’d be happy to join this movement if it wasn’t a cynical attempt to cover for Trump’s malicious fuckery. https://t.co/GDSaI4UhjT
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) May 7, 2019
Melania Trump is the most useless First Lady in recent American history.#BeBest is not a national campaign to promote kindness. It’s a punchline.
Melania has no interest in this job and never has.
I can’t believe this press event even got coverage. pic.twitter.com/F3F8wubEBT
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) May 7, 2019
Satire is truly dead……. https://t.co/HD8hIn3VxS
— Niknam Hussain (@niknamH) May 8, 2019
Her “program” is what exactly? A few slogans? An annual anniversary speech w/a homemade sign? Is it an actual thing, like is it discussed in schools?
— nanafordems (@AnneRutt) May 8, 2019
YOU get an irony! YOU get an irony! YOU get an irony! EVERYONE GETS A FREE IRONYYYYYY! https://t.co/bW5LgGuldf
— Chris Gassen (@CJGassen) May 8, 2019
Hahaha! Oh really?!? How about you ask your husband to join you in your ‘commitment’. Clearly he does not know or understand, empathy or kindness. He is a terrible human being; you are just as terrible. BE BETTER https://t.co/kNq4uBd31V
— Jennay!🤘🏻 (@JennMayhem13) May 8, 2019
sarcasm from the White House https://t.co/q6oxki1qEG
— This Isn’t Normal (@billlm) May 7, 2019
Whispers: The bullying is coming from inside the house…
— Tarz (@TheyCallMeTarz) May 7, 2019
Whether she is simply clueless or fully aware of her hypocrisy … she is responsible and accountable for rubbing salt in the wounds created by the person she chose as a husband. #WednesdayMotivation #WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/tOACHDmbvF
— Thomas (@Rom_TAlan) May 8, 2019
Why is she speaking on the lawn when he’s back in the residence? https://t.co/adbATPcOpS
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 7, 2019
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‘We Are Not a Cult!’: GOP Senator Begs Chuck Todd Not to Call Donald Trump the Republican ‘Leader’
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) insisted that his party is “not a cult” despite a cult-like following for former President Donald Trump.
NBC host Chuck Todd pointed out in a Sunday interview that Republicans largely maintained “the same leadership” despite underperforming in the midterm elections.
“And of course, Donald Trump is sort of the leader out there,” he said. “If there’s no change there, do you think that’s a problem for Republicans going forward?”
“First, we’re not a cult,” Cassidy offered without prompting. “We’re not like, OK, there’s one person who leads our party. If we have a sitting president, she or he will be the leader of our party.”
Cassidy argued that the Republican Party has been missing a “fulsome discussion” of policies.
“Again, we are not going to have one person anointed unless she or he happens to be a sitting president,” he remarked.
Watch the video below from NBC or at the link.
Ron Johnson Tells Fox News Why He Lied About Term Limits to Run Again: ‘I’m Just One of Those Truth-Tellers’
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Sunday explained why he has decided to run for Senate again despite promising to impose term limits on himself.
Fox News host Maria Bartiromo spoke to Johnson soon after he announced he is running again.
“There are many factors,” Johnson asserted. “It wasn’t an easy decision. But I think probably the easiest way to put it is that I love America dearly. I love the American people. I love the folks in Wisconsin and I think this country is in trouble. I think Democrats in power in Washington have put us on a very dangerous path and I think I’m in a position to help improve things.”
“It really just boils down — it’s that simple,” he continued. “We need to restore confidence in so many institutions within — throughout America, whether it’s in governmental agencies, whether it’s in media, in big tech. People have lost confidence. And the only way I can see restoring confidence is we need to ask a lot of questions, we need to get some answers, we need accountability.”
Johnson added: “We need the truth and unfortunately the truth is being censored today at an alarming, very disconcerting rate. And so, I’m just one of those truth-tellers. I ask tough questions, I try and get answers. But when I tell the truth, the truths that the media elite, the governing elite don’t want to hear, I get censored, I get attacked, I get vilified but it doesn’t deter me. And I think we need people who are willing to seek the truth.”
Watch the video below from Fox News.
Hydroxychloroquine-Promoting Ex-Journalist Launches AZ Governor Bid With Unhinged Video Attacking the Press
Former Fox 10 anchor Kari Lake is running as a Republican for governor of Arizona.
Earlier this year, Lake left the Phoenix network after 22 years, in part because she was upset that her employer would not let her do segments promoting Bitcoin and hydroxychloroquine.
Bill Goodykoontz, the media critic for The Arizona Republic, explained the dynamics surrounding Lake’s departure from journalism in a March analysis.
“While Lake has done her share of responsible journalism, the past few years of her career have been notable for controversies. Lake shared disinformation about the First Amendment after Twitter and Facebook suspended Trump’s accounts for his posting of misleading information and lies after his words inspired the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol,” Goodykoontz wrote. “It wasn’t a First Amendment issue, despite conservative talking points meant to frame it as one.”
After Lake announced her gubernatorial bid, Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts reminded readers of her coronavirus misinformation.
“Lake was a longtime Fox 10 news anchor who in recent years has taken to peddling conspiracy theories and spreading outright misinformation,” Roberts wrote.
She noted “that time in April 2020 when she tweeted a debunked COVID-19 video, calling it ‘one of the most HONEST COVID-19 briefings I’ve seen to date.’ The video – featuring two California doctors who advised that staying home during a global pandemic would weaken your immune system – was condemned by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians as ‘reckless and untested musings” that are “inconsistent with current science and epidemiology regarding COVID-19.'”
“Somewhere along the line, Lake lost her way as a journalist, believing that it’s OK to pass along lies and misinformation but it’s an ‘attack’ to question a high-profile, long-time news anchor about her sudden and mysterious disappearance from the airwaves,” Roberts explained. “I will say this. She’s certainly on brand at the moment for our beloved Arizona, the birthplace of bamboo ballots and unending election audits. Lake should play well on the far-right fringe of the Republican Party.”
In an apparent effort to solidify the far-right fringe, Lake released a video where she smashes TVs with a sledgehammer to show her hatred of the media.
The TV’s in the video feature CNN reporters Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, and Brian Stelter among others.
Lockdowns, Masks, Weak Border Policies, Sketchy Elections & FAKE News Media — I’m taking a Sledgehammer to ALL of it
Elect the Conservative Outsider as Governor to drain the Arizona Swamp
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) July 22, 2021
Lake will be speaking at Donald Trump’s Saturday rally in Phoenix pushing his “Big Lie” of election fraud which resulted in the widely panned Arizona audit.
I’m excited to speak at the Rally to Save our Elections with President Donald J Trump this Saturday in downtown Phoenix.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there. #SaveOurElections #PresidentTrump #TurningPointAction #MAGA #KARIZONA pic.twitter.com/DfICOvwHmD
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) July 22, 2021
Image via Facebook
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