President Trump and the first lady have been the targets of heavily negative media portrayals, with very little positivity. Despite their promise to create changes that lead to good things in the world, the media continues to vilify them. Melania Trump’s latest appearance is no exception — even though it aligns with some of the issues on the Left’s platform.
Melania Trump attended a UN luncheon on Wednesday, where she delivered a speech on issues facing children around the globe, as CNN reported. She recognized children as vulnerable members of the world needing the attention of global leaders. “No child should ever feel hungry, stalked, frightened, terrorized, bullied or afraid with nowhere to turn,” she stated.
“No child should ever feel hungry, stalked, frightened, terrorized, bullied or afraid with nowhere to turn.” pic.twitter.com/Z7F6JsSvGF
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 21, 2017
The first lady hosted the luncheon, which was attended by spouses of world leaders. Although she has not officially announced her platform as first lady, she called on the group to assist her in tackling issues facing children.
“Together, we must acknowledge that all too often it is the weakest, most innocent and vulnerable among us — our children — who ultimately suffer the most from the challenges that plague our societies,” the first lady said. “Whether it is drug addiction, bullying, poverty, disease, trafficking, illiteracy, or hunger, it is the children who are hit first and hardest in any country. And as we all know, the future of every nation rests with the promise of their young people.”
Melania’s speech is consistent with the advocacy direction she discussed on the campaign trail. Nearly a year ago, she pledged to combat cyber bullying against children, calling it “unacceptable” for bullies to hide behind online anonymity to carry out bullying. Her focus is justified, given that an estimated 52 percent of youth have been victims of cyberbullying.
When asked then what kind of first lady she would be, she answered, “It will be my honor and privilege to serve this country. I will be an advocate for women and for children.” Considering her actions this year, she appears to be carrying out that promise.
Recently, she attended a youth center at Joint Base Andrews outside of Washington, where she emphasized the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. During her visit, she spent close time with children and engaged in learning activities alongside them. “You’re doing very well. This is the way to learn,” she told the children.
In April, she made a surprise visit to HomeSafe, a shelter for domestic violence victims in Lake Worth, Florida. She delivered Easter baskets and other gifts to the children during the visit. The CEO of the non-profit shelter stated, “This is a day the girls will never forget.” However, the visit was unreported by mainstream media.
At the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Awards earlier this year, Melania honored 13 women for their exceptional efforts in social activism. Then, she stated, “As leaders of our shared global economy, we must continue to work towards gender empowerment and respect for people from all backgrounds and ethnicities, remembering always that we are all ultimately members of one race, the human race. Each one of us is uniquely different.”
Melania Trump attended a UN luncheon on Wednesday and gave a speech. Is she doing a good job as First Lady?
She has also made seven visits to children’s hospitals. Her commitment to women and children is well evidenced. As usual, the media has not made this a focus of their reporting, instead criticizing her for issues as meaningless as her choice of shoes.
CNN noted that Melania Trump has formed a team to help develop her efforts that will define her legacy as first lady. An official announcement is expected soon.
At the UN luncheon, Melania also said, “We must teach each child the values of empathy, communication — a core of mindfulness, integrity and leadership, which can only be taught by example.” The lesson is one that the media, apparently, would do well to embrace.