“Our culture has gotten too mean and too violent,” the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a crowd here in the suburbs of Philadelphia. “It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked. It is terrible when that happens on the playground and it is unacceptable when it’s done by someone with no name hiding on the internet.”
Melania Trump has kept a low profile since it was revealed that parts of her 2016 Republican National Convention. Since that time, Trump, who was regularly by her husband’s side during the Republican primary, has been largely absent. But now Melaria is getting back out for causes she cares about.
The focus of her address is to make instigators become infamous for bullying ― both online and in person ― of virtually anyone who is guilty. In fact, the National Education Association recently began a campaign to raise awareness of a “Trump’s Cause,” in which children feel endangered by behavior to engage in bullying.
“We’ve seen this already,” Melania Trump said Thursday. “As adults, many of us are able to handle mean words, even lies.” Trump also bemoaned that children are often picked on for their “looks or intelligence”.