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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Watch: Seth Meyers Does Epic Super-Cut of Trump’s Sniffling, Stuttering Mess of a Speech
“Late Night” comedian Seth Meyers came back from the holiday break to a country on the brink of war. In his Wednesday night show, Meyers reviewed the “sniffling” and “stuttering” mess of President Donald Trump’s address to the nation.
The problems began when Trump entered the hallway on the second floor of the White House from the double doors of the Blue Room. Behind him was a flood of light that Meyers said looked remarkably similar to nuclear Mr. Burns glowing with radiation poisoning.
“And like Mr. Burns, Trump claimed to want peace, but the whole thing was incoherent and bizarre,” Meyers continued. “For example, after he descended from his blue tractor beam, he launched into the speech before he addressed the audience.”
Instead of opening his press conference by saying, “good morning,” Trump proclaimed Iran would never get nuclear weapons. Then told the press, “good morning.”
“And good morning to you?” Meyers asked. “It would be fun if Trump started every conversation like that. ‘As long as I’m president, Iran will never have a nuclear weapon. I’ll have a Filet-of-fish and six Big Macs.’ And if you were thrown off balance by Trump’s wild swings, from starting a conflict to claiming he stopped one, you’re not alone. Because Trump himself seemed off-kilter and had trouble reading the TelePrompter.”
Meyers played the clip of Trump struggling to say the word “tolerated,” instead pronouncing it “tolor-adeded.”
“Yes, tolaraddd,” Meyers said. “I love when he gets in trouble halfway through a word and then rather than just stop and reboot, reaches in his mind for what the rest of the word is. ‘Toleraded. Talleradded, Toblerone?’ Trump must have been blinded by that blue light. And it probably only got worse when the speech ended, and Trump had to go back through the doors and into the light again.”
Meyers described the speech as swinging “wildly” from “bluster to threats,” then flat-out lies. Since last week Fox News and the right-wing have tried to say that former President Barack Obama is to blame for the Iran attacks, saying he delivered cash to Iran for signing the treaty. In fact, the money was Irans, to begin with, and was held up in sanctions so the country couldn’t access it. The United States never gave Iran any money, that would require Congressional authorization.
Obama has been out of office for three years and pursued a peace treaty with Iran, something Trump has also criticized. So, it seems the right can’t decide whether Obama’s action or inaction was to blame.
“But it doesn’t matter to these guys,” Meyers said of the GOP members and Fox News hosts. “They’re obsessed with Obama.”
Meyers said that next, they’d blame Obama for telling Trump to breathe in through his nose like he’s about to go underwater.
Watch the hilarious video below:
Trump Mocked for ‘Reluctantly Agreeing Not to Commit War Crimes’ After Saying ‘I Like to Obey the Law’
“He certainly doesn’t”
President Donald Trump is appearing to back away from his repeated threats of destroying Iranian cultural and religious sites should that country retaliate for his assassinating one of their top generals. In a short Oval Office presser the president, asked if he would carry out his war crimes threat, said,”I like to obey the law.”
“We are, according to various laws, supposed to be very careful with their cultural heritage,” Trump told the press pool. “And you know what, if that’s what the law is, I like to obey the law.”
Trump laments that the U.S. has to be “gentle” with Iran’s cultural sites but adds, “if that’s what the law is, I like to obey the law.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 7, 2020
Many on social media were quick to point out he in fact has a long history of not obeying the law.
Trump reluctantly agrees not to commit war crimes: “We are, according to various laws, supposed to be very careful with their cultural heritage. And you know what, if that’s what the law is, I like to obey the law.”
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) January 7, 2020
Except when I offer hush payments to a pórn staff I had sex with while my wife was giving birth to our son.
But you know… I love the law. Now please, Lay your hands on me and pray, I am your saviour.
— Ash (@beach_hermit) January 7, 2020
Trump backs off bombing cultural sites: “If that’s what the law is – I like to obey the law.”
Not sure what the current tally is of Trump’s lies and misleading statements, but add another one to it. Because he certainly doesn’t like obeying the law. https://t.co/A3JTcmhVaF
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) January 7, 2020
“I like to obey the law” – The president who, just since taking office, has paid more than $27 million in legal settlements for business fraud and charity abuse https://t.co/THCto7QaSU
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) January 7, 2020
TRUMP: “If that is what the law is, I like to obey the law.”
SINCE WHEN!!?? pic.twitter.com/WSA2KQBAWk
— Rusty Jones III (@RustyJonesIII) January 7, 2020
Sorry, Daniel, we’re gonna need a fact check on the “I like to obey the law” part.
This won’t take long. https://t.co/HSCCm6IEsC
— Martin Neiman (@Tackspayer) January 7, 2020
“I like to obey the law” might be the biggest lie President Trump has ever told. https://t.co/VQA4DWgzde
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) January 7, 2020
“I like to obey the law” says man who recently was fined $2 million for stealing from his own charity.
— Mark Zohar (@markzohar) January 7, 2020
Laura Ingraham Warns Trump on Fox News to Never Listen to People Like Herself
Fox News personality Laura Ingraham counseled President Donald Trump on Monday to ignore advice from those who advocated for the Iraq War.
“It’s important for the president to listen to his gut here, that he doesn’t listen to the same people who got us sucked into Iraq in the first place,” Ingraham said.
“The ‘Bush Doctrine’ is dead,” she declared. “And Trump helped bury it. Thank God.”
Among those who she should be ignored is apparently Ingraham herself, according to an expert in monitoring right-wing media.
“Ingraham was one of the most prominent Iraq war advocates and champion of the ‘Bush Doctrine,’” wrote Angelo Carusone, the president of Media Matters for America.
Ingraham’s shift in stance has also been criticized from the right.
“Laura Ingraham has changed her mind on the Iraq War: The popular conservative radio host used to be for it, now she thinks the 2003 invasion was a terrible foreign-policy blunder,” wrote the National Review in 2016.
“Laura Ingraham no longer supports the Iraq War. She thinks it was a mistake. That’s fine. Reasonable people can take that position — and reasonable people can take the position that the Bush and Obama administrations fatefully bungled our efforts at great cost. But she should lighten up on her charge that ‘Bushism’ and the Iraq War were at root a globalist plot to weaken the United States of America. She, after all, had a hand in all that, too,” the National Review concluded.
Ingraham warns Trump not to listen to people that got us into Iraq.
Ingraham was one of the most prominent Iraq war advocates and champion of the “Bush Doctrine.” pic.twitter.com/TFrbVOqo75
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) January 7, 2020
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