Melania Trump raises eyebrows on Twitter after anti-bullying speech at middle school

Aris Folley, AOL.com

Melania Trump on Monday chatted with students at a Michigan middle school about social isolation and inclusion as part of her anti-bullying agenda, which she has previously said will be a focus of hers as the first lady.

"I always believe that you need to treat each other with respect and kindness and compassion, but also stay true to yourself. Just listen to your heart, but be yourself," Trump reportedly told students in the classroom.

The first lady also urged students to find new friends to eat lunch with, while speaking separately in the cafeteria.

"Ask them what they like, what their hobbies are, so nobody becomes sad or stressed and everybody feels included," Trump said. "I think it's important that we choose kindness and compassion."

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But some on Twitter have pointed out the irony in the first lady's anti-bullying campaign, given President Trump's penchant for name-calling on Twitter.

"Melania Trump on TV advising school kids about bullying?! Her husband, USA's #1 bully has emboldened hate in schools! First family disgrace," one user tweeted, while another wrote: "Melania on surprise trip today to Michigan to address bullying, said step 1 is to escape your bully when he returns from a golf weekend!"



The president has used his Twitter account to dub Hillary Clinton "crooked" and "very dumb" on several occasions, while also using his platform to rip other politicians, organizations and journalists as "terrible," "stupid," "dopey," and "worthless."

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