Just two days ago, I commented on the bullying tactics of so-called President Trump. He has become masterful in using social media to taunt and berate friends and foes alike. Here is what I wrote: “Over the weekend, the president of the United States retweeted to his 38 million Twitter followers a video clip doctored to show him driving a golf ball off the tee and between the shoulder blades of Hillary Clinton – ‘Crooked Hillary’ in the tweet – knocking the former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee to the ground. Eighty-four thousand people ‘liked’ this violent takedown of Trump’s former opponent (Milbank, Washington Post, 9/20/17).”
Now the so-called President’s First Lady has launched a crusade against bullying, and in particular, cyber bullying. The first lady’s speech made no mention of her husband as she urged the world to “ensure that our children’s future is bright.” So please help me figure this all out. If you are a man and the so-called President, you can bully and/or cyber bully anyone you want, any time, but now Melania is telling all young boys and girls (around the world?) that they should not follow her husband’s example. She plans to follow up with social media leaders and educators on this topic.
Maybe it’s time for the Trumps to coordinate their “messaging.” But I doubt if that is ever going to happen. After all, he is the “Bully-in-Chief.”