First Lady Melania Trump released her official platform on Monday, sixteen months after assuming her role. The initiative is called "Be Best," and its focus is on well-being, fighting opioid abuse, and promoting positivity on social media to combat cyberbullying.
WATCH: First Lady Melania Trump unveils "Be Best" campaign for children, says it will focus on addressing well-bein… https://t.co/sc0txkox3W— NBC News (@NBC News)1525721421.0
As a mother and as First Lady, it concerns me that in today's fast-paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express or manage their emotions and oftentimes turn to forms of destructive or addictive behavior such as bullying, drug addiction or even suicide.
I feel strongly that as adults we can and should be best at educating our children about the importance of a healthy and balanced life.
And while few would question the good intentions of the initiative, many have noticed that the name bears a striking resemblance to former First Lady Michelle Obama's own exhortation for men to "Be Better."
Melania Trump just launched "Be Best". In 2016, Michelle Obama encouraged men to "Be Better" https://t.co/RtSz1tmETO— Michael Cappetta (@Michael Cappetta)1525720229.0
You can watch the video below:
You'll recall that Melania Trump faced blowback after a speech at the Republican National Convention, which had identical lines to a speech Obama had previously given.
So Twitter was quick to jump on Melania's latest...homage to the former First Lady.
So Melania plagiarized from Michelle Obama. Again. https://t.co/lFs17UkMJG— John Aravosis (@John Aravosis)1525722275.0
@MCappetta @MarlowNYC Sincerest form of flattery.. umm what’s the word 🤔.. (imitation )— Miss Mach (@Miss Mach)1525720566.0
@MCappetta @fashionfunfemme How original😐— Carol Milanowski (@Carol Milanowski)1525720880.0
@MCappetta THEY 👏 HAVE 👏 NO 👏 NEW 👏 IDEAS 👏— Neurotica Provocatrix (@Neurotica Provocatrix)1525721311.0
@MCappetta @Marion_aruaL I guess BE BEST is better than BE BETTER?— Laffmotron (@Laffmotron)1525722166.0
Why does the press allow Melania Trump to keep punking us? Donald is the biggest cyber bully on @Twitter. Also, did… https://t.co/vTj2TSTpgW— Vote or Die (@Vote or Die)1525721989.0