During an interview with ABC, First Lady Melania Trump opened up about the frequent attacks and criticism she has endured since her husband became President.
Mrs. Trump said this week during her trip to Africa that she wants to fight back against cyberbullying in part because she’s one of the many people who are being targeted by people online.
“I could say I’m the most bullied person in the world,” Trump told ABC when asked why she decided to tackle cyberbullying. “One of them, if you really see what people are saying about me.”
.@FLOTUS tells @TomLlamasABC in exclusive interview that she believes she is "one of the most bullied people in the world" – and it motivated her to take on cyberbullying. https://t.co/ThbxXWAhEk pic.twitter.com/lJ0wlxxTqe
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 11, 2018
The First Lady launched her Be Best campaign in May to focus on the social and emotional well-being of children, especially when it comes to social media, cyberbullying and online behavior.
“We need to educate the children of social and emotional behavior so when they grow up they know how to deal with those issues,” Trump said.
Melania told Tom Llamas, the interviewer, that she is constantly harassed online, even when she’s trying to do charitable acts.
When asked if she is looking forward to possibly facing six more years as first lady, Trump said she is enjoying her time in Washington, D.C., and living in the White House.
Being Melania – The First Lady will air this Friday at 10pm on ABC, and the network claims that no question was off the table.