“They must choose their words wisely and speak with respect and compassion,” the site noted.
That message was in line with the first lady’s previous comments about wanting to combat bullying online. But it also left some wondering if “Be Best” should apply to President Donald Trump, who often uses Twitter to belittle critics and rivals:
Social media is too often used in negative ways and that it is important for children to learn positive online behaviors at a young age. – Melania Trump
When will your husband learn his positive online behavior? – America
— Jen ???♀️✌?❤️?? (@ITMFA_NOW) May 7, 2018
Melaina’s new campaign to help kids not bully each other online called Be Best is going to be awesome with the help of some top advisors like Pocahontas, Nasty Woman, Pig, Lil’ Corker, Sloppy Steve, Slime Ball Comey, Crazy Maxine Waters, and Sleepy Eyes.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) May 7, 2018
I don’t want my children to be best, I want them to be good.
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) May 7, 2018
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) May 7, 2018
With all due respect, Melania might want to clean up her own house & bullying husband before she talks to the nation abt social & emotional health #BeBest
— Rabbi Jill Zimmerman (@RabbiJill) May 7, 2018
Hypocrisy = gloating about the resignation of Eric Schneiderman while continuing to support Donald Trump.
Irony = Melania Trump’s anti-cyber bullying #BeBest campaign.
— WhileYouWereOut (@PivotAndDodge) May 8, 2018
As First Lady, Melania Trump has proven to be First Enabler of the president’s lies, racism, sexism, and bullying. Her silence about Trump doesn’t just signal consent, it reveals complicity. It also sends a dangerous message to our children.#resist #trump #MelaniaTrump #BeBest
— Dr. DaShanne Stokes (@DaShanneStokes) May 7, 2018