She had pledged that if she became First Lady of the United States she would focus on tackling issues like cyber-bullying, and now that she will be the First Lady come January, Melania Trump has had to answer for her calls to deal with the issue when her own husband, President-elect Donald Trump, has been known for his own harassing messages online.
In the family's first sit-down interview with 60 Minutes following Trump winning the Nov. 8 election over Hillary Clinton, Melania was asked about her position on cyber-bullying again, and she admitted that she wants to make it a focus because of how younger people in the country were getting hurt due to the way things played out online.
"We need to teach them how to talk to each other, how to treat each other and to, to be able to connect with each other on the right way," she told Leslie Stahl.
However, when Stahl brought up her husband's own Twitter attacks (he famously made a false claim that former Miss Universe Alicia Machado had a sex tape during the campaign), Melania admitted that does lecture her husband when it comes to some of his tweets, but that the President-Elect couldn't be expected to always listen to what she has to say and consider her opinion.
"You never say to him, 'Come on'?" Stahl asked.
"I did," she replied. "You know, of course, I did many times from the beginning of the campaign. Sometimes he listens, sometimes he doesn't...I think he...he hears me. But he will do what he wants to do in the end. He's an adult. He knows the consequences. And I give him my opinion. And he could do whatever he likes with it."
Trump also weighed in on the issue, saying that he doesn't tweet often, but when he does, it is with a purpose of getting a message across.
"I'm not a big tweeter. I mean, I don't do too many, but they hit home. And they have to get a point across," he said.
Trump's twitter was often a hot-button issue throughout his campaign with the tweets he sent out. It was revealed days before the election that his campaign team had supposedly suspended his privileges to access the account before the election.