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Twitter Shreds Melania Trump's 'Be Best' Anti-Cyberbullying Speech 

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As part of her unironic “Be Best” antibullying campaign that includes encouraging social media users to be kind and respectful to one another, Melania Trump — whose husband, Donald Trump, recently called a woman of color a “lowlife” and a “dog” on Twitter — delivered a speech about cyberbullying at a summit Monday in Rockville, Md. 

"In today's global society, social media is an inevitable part of our children's daily lives," Melania Trump said, according to CNN. "It can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly. This is why 'Be Best' chooses to focus on the importance of teaching our next generation how to conduct themselves safely and in a positive manner in an online setting."

For her first major initiative as first lady, Trump launched the “Be Best”campaign in May despite her husband’s near-daily invective on social media, a disconnect that she has previously addressed, according to her communications director, Stephanie Grisham. 

"She's addressed this before. She is well aware of the criticism, but that will not deter her from doing what she feels is right. I would hope most people in this country are proud that they have a strong and independent first lady who only has the best interests of children at heart — I know I am," Grisham told CNN. 

Even as Trump was prepping her speech, her husband was ruthlessly tweeting this weekend about former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance Donald Trump ripped away last week as payback for speaking out against him. Trump tweeted that Brennan is a “hack” and "the worst CIA Director in our country's history." 

Then in her speech, Melania Trump said, "Let's face it. Most children are more aware of the benefits and pitfalls of social media than some adults, but we still need to do all we can to provide them with information and tools for successful and safe online habits."

Of course, Twitter users were predictably vicious and hilarious in their response to her hypocrisy. 

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