As First Lady Melania Trump continues her campaign against cyberbullying, Hillary Clinton has some advice for her: “I think she should look closer to home.”
The failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee recently weighed in on Trump’s Be Best initiative, which is a children’s wellness campaign Mrs. Trump started in 2018. Clinton made her comments during an interview on Bravo on Thursday.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 6, 2020
Clinton Made Her Comments While Promoting Her New Documentary
Appearing on “Watch What Happens Live” with host Andy Cohen, Clinton was promoting the release of her Hulu documentary “Hillary,” which comes out Friday.
Combatting cyberbullying is central to Mrs. Trump’s Be Best initiative. Some critics have mocked the First Lady’s focus on online incivility, citing President Trump’s behavior on Twitter, which often includes insulting and attacking his political opponents.
Andy Cohen asked the 2016 Democratic candidate what she really thought of the first lady's "Be Best" initiative. https://t.co/hwwbeBsznt
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) March 6, 2020
Melania Keeps It Classy
“It is not news or surprising to me that critics in the media have chosen to ridicule me for speaking out on this issue and that’s OK,” Melania Trump said in 2018. “I remain committed to tackling this topic because it will provide a better world for our children.”
When a viewer of “Watch What Happens Live” asked a question of Clinton about Melania’s body language and the president, Hillary dodged.
— JustJared.com (@JustJared) March 6, 2020
Hillary: ‘I am the last person to comment on anybody’s relationship’
“What do you make of Melania always swatting Trump’s hand away when he tries to hold her hand?” the viewer asked, acknowledging that social media users have obsessed on past clips that appear to show Trump brushing her husband’s hand away at different times.
Clinton replied, smiling, “I am the last person to comment on anybody’s relationship.”
The initiative is still a good one and, with all due respect, Ms. C isn't one to give lessons on looking closer to home-anxiety or no anxiety.https://t.co/KmzGUdVcOW
— Alejandro Aguirre (@alejaguirrec) March 6, 2020
Clinton Should Keep Any Comments About the First Lady to Herself
Kudos to Mrs. Clinton for honesty. She really is the last person to comment on anyone else’s personal life.
But it’s dishonest for Hillary to compare Melania’s efforts to stop people from bullying children online to President Trump going after his critics on Twitter. Apples and oranges.
Kids being ganged up on through social media is something that should be fought against, and God bless Melania Trump for taking up this fight.
In the meantime, if she has an ounce of humility, Hillary Clinton should keep any comments she might have about our First Lady to herself.