Trump sends mean tweets, first lady talks positivity online

WATCH: Did Melania just take a shot at Trump in her latest anti-cyberbullying speech?

Instead, she's made an independent choice to do what she can.

Without a hint of irony, Melania Trump is advocating for people to be kinder to each other on social media. She is well aware of the criticism, but that will not deter her from doing what she feels is right.

The President's well-known Twitter habit, exemplified last week by his harsh attack on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, has drawn criticism and highlights the seeming disconnect between the East Wing and the West Wing.

Asked whether she spoke up if she felt he crossed a line, the first lady said, "Yes, I tell him all the time".

Melania Trump talked up the importance of teaching children positive cyber habits Monday on the same morning that her husband sent tweets deriding current and former USA officials, including one message referring to a former Central Intelligence Agency director as a "political hack". She's really moving forward with this "Be Best" anti-cyber bullying campaign.

Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said the first lady chose Africa as the destination for her first big solo worldwide trip after she learned about some of the development programs that are underway in many of its countries.

"I encourage technology and social media companies, schools and community groups, to establish more opportunities for children", she said.




"The elephant in the room is the cyberbullying that her husband, the president, engages in on a daily basis", Harlow said.

At the summit, the first lady warned against "destructive and harmful" cyberbullying on social media, saying children must be taught to use online platforms responsibly and positively.

First Lady Melania Trump delivered a speech Monday morning at the Cyberbullying Prevention Summit in Rockville, Maryland, ironically telling participants how children are more aware of the pitfalls of social media than some adults.

"I launched my Be Best campaign in May, with a focus on the many issues facing children today - one of them being the safe and responsible use of social media", said the first lady.

Her only other solo global trip came last September, when she flew to Toronto for a day and joined Britain's Prince Harry for an Olympic-style athletic competition he established for wounded service members and veterans.

More recently, Trump's policy director, Reagan Hedlund, a former Hill staffer and National Security Council executive assistant tasked with leading the first lady's initiatives, left her job on what was already a small staff.

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