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Offbeat W.H. slams media over Melania reusing Obama-era report in leaflet

20:06  08 may  2018
20:06  08 may  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

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The White House chastised the media Tuesday for pointing out that First Lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign recycled a pamphlet first issued under the Obama administration. The booklet, published online Monday following the First Lady's launch of her anti-bullying initiative, was posted as

W . H . slams media over Melania reusing Obama - era report in leaflet . "If I speak out more, he'll just say it's rigged," Obama said, noting Trump was already claiming the election was stacked against him. President Obama greets President-elect Trump as he arrives on the platform at the U.S. Capitol on Jan.

The White House blasted the media for calling out that First Lady Melania Trump recycled an Obama-era pamphlet in her leaflet for the “Be Best” campaign. © Susan Walsh/AP The White House blasted the media for calling out that First Lady Melania Trump recycled an Obama-era pamphlet in her leaflet for the “Be Best” campaign.

The White House chastised the media Tuesday for pointing out that First Lady Melania Trump’s “Be Best” campaign recycled a pamphlet first issued under the Obama administration.

The booklet, published online Monday following the First Lady’s launch of her anti-bullying initiative, was posted as if it were written by Trump and the Federal Trade Commission.

The phrasing on the website was changed after the initial reports about the repurposed pamphlet, noting that the document is being “promoted” by the First Lady and was written by the FTC.

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BuzzFeed offered up the headline " Melania Trump Reused An Obama - Era Pamphlet For Her New Stephanie Grisham, the communications director for the first lady, on Tuesday ripped into the "opposition media " for their "focus" on the booklet over the substance of Trump's campaign.

“Mrs. Trump agreed to add 'Be Best' branding and distribute the booklet in an effort to use her platform to amplify the positive message within,” the First Lady's communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

Trump launched her official platform as First Lady on Monday. The “Be Best” campaign will focus on “well-being,” social media use and opioid abuse.

The White House noted that in spite of a “strong speech that was met with a standing ovation and positive feedback,” the roll-out was marred by the seeming plagiarism.

“Parents, click here to read Talking with Kids about Being Online, a booklet by First Lady Melania Trump and the Federal Trade Commission,” the website initially read.

The updated site now reads: “Parents, click here to read ‘Talking with Kids about Being Online,’ a Federal Trade Commission booklet, promoted by First Lady Melania Trump.”

The kerfuffle wasn’t the first time that Trump has faced scrutiny for cribbing from her predecessor.

In 2016, Trump was accused of plagiarizing parts of a speech from an address given eight years earlier by former first lady Michelle Obama.

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