When Melania Trump became First Lady, her primary initiative was to combat cyber-bullying, physical health, and opioid addiction. She spent the last year learning about the aforementioned problems that these children are facing. With that, the FLOTUS is looking to drive negative behaviors that children face every day from their peers on the playground, in the classroom, and on social media into more positive behaviors.
The program FLOTUS is proposing is called #BeBest.
I welcome Melania’s BE BEST program with open arms. We need to be gentler, kinder, and show more compassion to all people. You never know what they’re going through on a daily basis. It all starts with us. As adults, we should be the example of what gentle, kind, and compassionate behavior look like to children. We need to be the beacon of positivity to kids.
It’s an amazing program put together by an amazing woman. I feel so bad for her because it, along with she, is unfortunately tied to a bullying narcissist in the White House. If it weren’t for her husband’s incidents here, here, and here, people would LATCH on to this program the same way I would.
I mean, how bad is it that he has his own Wikipedia list of nicknames he has used on people? Of course, knowing Trump, he’d gladly gloat about that as well. I’ll get back to all in a later article if/when I find a similar page on Wikipedia listing insults Obama has used on people.
And that’s not even getting into the Tweet-sprees he has gone on; I’ve already touched on that in this space back in November of last year.
However, Melania could use some of the negative things her husband has done, and turn it into a positive thing. She could use it to teach to kids that what my husband does is not okay. This is not what a positive role-model looks like to anybody. Ignore this man. Be better than him. Be best.
Even though there are allegations that she plagiarized most of Michelle Obama’s “Be Better” from the White House Summit on the United States of Women in 2016, I still believe in this program she is implementing. Don’t get me wrong: plagiarism is wrong in all facets of life, and I love both of them. That’s not what this is about, nor should it be.
Both Michelle Obama and Melania Trump want what we all want for every person in this world, for them to be better people, and to be best person that they could be. Let’s not turn this into a petty squabble over who did what first.
Both Michelle and Barack Obama were in lockstep about that ideal. Melania’s the woman I feel most sad for; she’s had to learn on the fly, and done a respectable job given her husband’s antisocial behavior.