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Politics Despite ‘Be Best’ Campaign, Melania Trump Stays Mum as Husband Mocks Greta Thunberg

07:15  14 december  2019
07:15  14 december  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

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WASHINGTON — Melania Trump , who last year promoted anti-cyberbullying tips as part of her child-focused kindness campaign called “ Be Best ,” sidestepped any comment Friday on President Trump ’s recent decision to mock Greta Thunberg , a 16-year-old climate activist, on Twitter. “

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WASHINGTON — Melania Trump, who last year promoted anti-cyberbullying tips as part of her child-focused kindness campaign called “Be Best,” sidestepped any comment Friday on President Trump’s recent decision to mock Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist, on Twitter.

a close up of a person: Greta Thunberg in Madrid on Tuesday. The president mocked her on Twitter after Time announced her as person of the year.© Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images Greta Thunberg in Madrid on Tuesday. The president mocked her on Twitter after Time announced her as person of the year.

“‘Be Best’ is the first lady’s initiative, and she will continue to use it to do all she can to help children,” Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, said in a statement first reported by CNN. “It is no secret that the president and first lady often communicate differently — as most married couples do."

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Greta Thunberg next to a placard reading “ Greta must work on her anger management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with “Maybe he’ll listen to you,” she added, using the trending hashtag “BeBest,” a nod to Ms. Trump ’s child-focused platform dedicated to kindness and well being .

Melania Trump 's anti-bullying initiative began trending on Twitter after President Donald Trump tweeted to mock 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg . Cyber-bullying Greta Thunberg sure seems antithetical to FLOTUS's " Be Best " campaign .

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A day earlier, Mr. Trump targeted Ms. Thunberg after Time magazine named her its person of the year. “So ridiculous,” Mr. Trump said on Twitter. “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”

The Trump campaign also distributed a doctored image of a Time cover with the president’s head superimposed on Ms. Thunberg’s body.

Ms. Thunberg, who has criticized the president for not responding to climate change, was quick to hit back, and received supportive messages from people like Michelle Obama, the former first lady, who, in a tweet, encouraged her to “ignore the doubters.”

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First lady Melania Trump has yet to speak out in the wake of President Donald Trump 's mocking tweet directed at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg

As the first lady campaigns against bullying, her husband targets a 16-year-old. We have contacted the Be Best team for comment about Trump ’s treatment of Thunberg . Of course, Thunberg has no problem handling Trump herself. In September, Trump mocked her after she gave an impassioned

The White House at first declined to issue a statement on behalf of Mrs. Trump, whose “Be Best” effort focuses on child well-being and internet kindness. The material the first lady has distributed to followers of the initiative has tips for protecting children against online harassment.

The East Wing distributed a pamphlet last year called “Talking With Kids About Being Online” that advises adults to talk to children about online manners. Among the tips: “Remind them that real people with real feelings are behind profiles, screen names and avatars.” The pamphlet was also the subject of plagiarism accusations against the first lady, claims the East Wing denied.

Mrs. Trump is fiercely protective of her own son, Barron, who is three years younger than Ms. Thunberg, and reacted sharply when his name was invoked last week during a congressional hearing.

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Melania Trump issued a statement after people called on her Be Best initiative following Donald Trump 's tweet about Greta Thunberg . Melania Trump has spoken out (through her press secretary) after being called upon to act following her husband 's tweets about climate activist Greta Thunberg .

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Pamela S. Karlan, a Stanford law professor testifying in support of Mr. Trump’s impeachment, was trying to make a distinction between kings and presidents when she mentioned Mrs. Trump’s son.

“The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility,” she said. “While the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron.”

Ms. Grisham flagged the comment for the first lady, who criticized Ms. Karlan for it on Twitter.

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“A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics,” Mrs. Trump said. “Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.”

Ms. Karlan later apologized.

Ms. Grisham said on Friday that there was a distinction between someone mentioning the name of the youngest Trump child at a congressional hearing, and the president mocking Ms. Thunberg, who has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism.

Michelle Obama encourages Greta Thunberg after Trump slams activist

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First lady Melania Trump , it appears, subscribes to that defense of the indefensible as well . It also asked us to pretend we didn’t see the obvious hypocrisy in the president’s attack on climate activist Greta Thunberg only a week after the first lady expressed outrage at a law school professor who had

The name of the “ Be Best ” campaign against cyber-bullying, promoted by the US First Lady Melania Trump , has recently witnessed an upsurge of popularity on social media as many people used it to slam US President Donald Trump over his unflattering remarks about teenage climate activist Greta

“Their son is not an activist who travels the globe giving speeches,” Ms. Grisham wrote. “He is a 13-year-old who wants and deserves privacy.”

Greta Thunberg apologizes for 'against the wall' comment .
“That's what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologise if anyone misunderstood this,” Thunberg wrote on Twitter on Saturday. Thunberg told the crowd in Turin that world leaders were running away from their responsibilities to fight climate change.“We have to make sure that they cannot do that," she said. "We will make sure they, that we put them against the wall, and that they will have to do their job and to protect our futures.

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