Melania Trump doesn’t make as many speaking appearances as most First Ladies and when she does, things tend to go wrong. Critics noted that her speech at the Republican National Convention was very similar to one given by Michelle Obama. And during a recent engagement at a Baltimore school, she was booed by school children.
But one University is very impressed with the First Lady and her anti-bullying “Be Best” initiative. Florida’s Palm Beach Atlantic University has named Melania Trump as a Woman of Distinction.
The award was given due to her anti-bullying work and she will be celebrated at a luncheon on February 19th.
According to a press release from the University, “In her role as First Lady, Mrs. Trump focuses her time on the many issues affecting children. An unwavering characteristic of the First Lady is her aptitude for showing love and compassion in all that she does.”
The college also noted, “Mrs. Trump has traveled across the country and internationally to highlight programs and people who are dedicated to helping children overcome these modern-day concerns.”
Melania Trump, however, does not believe that all children should be immune from bullying. After her husband mocked teen activist Greta Thunberg, the First Lady released a statement which read:
“BeBest is the First Lady’s initiative, and she will continue to use it to do all she can to help children. It is no secret that the President and First Lady often communicate different – as most married couples do. Their son is not an activist who travels the globe giving speeches. He is a 13-year-old who wants and deserves privacy.”
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) December 13, 2019
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