In perhaps one of the most ironic moments of the 2016 election season, Melania Trump has given a speech in Pennsylvania encouraging voters to support her husband, by discussing the way social media has led to too much online bullying-something her husband has been known for.
In the speech, the potential next FLOTUS said that social media has changed things, but sometimes it is done in a wrong way, and she called on everyone to start treating one another with more kind words and thoughts.
"...As we know now social media is a centerpiece of our lives...technology has changed our universe, but like anything that is powerful it can have a bad side...as adults many of us are able to handle bad words...children and even teenagers can be fragile...they can be made to feel less in looks and intelligence...our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers...We must treat each other with respect and kindness, even when we disagree," she said.
Of course, the irony of her words aren't really lost on those who criticize her husband, who has made a case for himself when it comes to the very kinds of attacks on social media which his wife was speaking out against.
Melania Trump: "We need to teach our youth values: kindness, honesty, respect, compassion, charity. Our culture has gotten too mean & rough" pic.twitter.com/L0ZRZNdBLe
— Scott Wooledge (@Clarknt67) November 3, 2016
How can anyone praise "Melania Trump", who condemns anonymous bullying, but stands by one of the most hateful & abusive trolls in the world? — Ron Brynaert (@ronbryn) November 3, 2016
Melania Trump giving an anti-bullying speech is like a KKK member's wife speaking up against racism.
— Nasty Woman (@xplora) November 3, 2016
See 10 of Trump's biggest insults on Twitter below:
.@secupp, who can't believe that her candidate has bombed so badly, is one of the dumber pundits on T.V. Hard to watch, zero talent! @CNN — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2015
Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2016
Word is that crying @GlennBeck left the GOP and doesn't have the right to vote in the Republican primary. Dumb as a rock. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2016
I hear that dopey political pundit, Lawrence O'Donnell, one of the dumber people on television, is about to lose his show-no ratings?Too bad
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2015
.@RichLowry is truly one of the dumbest of the talking heads - he doesn't have a clue! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2015
Just watched the very incompetent Mitt Romney Campaign Strategist, Stuart Stevens. Now I know why Mitt lost so badly. Stevens is a clown!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2016
.@GovernorPerry failed on the border. He should be forced to take an IQ test before being allowed to enter the GOP debate. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2015
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2015
.@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2012
Truly weird Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky reminds me of a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain. He was terrible at DEBATE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2015