Melania Trump to Announce Initiatives on Children's Well-Being

Adjust Comment Print

First lady Melania Trump is making her press conference debut from the White House's Rose Garden on Monday, the setting for official announcements and statements.

Sanders said that the first lady continued to live in the White House and that White House staff regularly saw her in the building.

The first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, says the focus will be on the overall well-being of children, which Mrs. Trump has spoken about since becoming first lady. Her focus on social media extends from her previous work during the 2016 campaign when she championed combatting cyber bullying as one of her first platforms as first lady.

"When children learn positive online behaviors early on, social media can be used in productive ways and can affect positive change", she said.

The role of a First Lady, in terms of having a formal, branded platform, is somewhat undefined.

She has also spoken to children about dealing with negativity and self-esteem when she visited schools like a middle school in MI last October.

President Donald Trump is notorious for his use of Twitter, where he frequently attacks his political opponents and often picks insulting nicknames for them in the process. "I feel strongly as adults we should be best about education our children about a healthy and balanced life".

Sir Alex Ferguson is hospitalized with brain hemorrhage
Be strong, Boss!" Eric Cantona sent a message that read: "All my thoughts, my energy, my minutes and my seconds to you boss. Hired from Aberdeen in 1986, Ferguson held onto his United job despite taking until 1993 to end the club's title drought.

As recently as last month, the first lady hosted a smaller group of 12 kids at the White House for a listening session about the emotional issues they face in their lives, both at home and in school.

The gender gap in impressions of the first lady has also narrowed, Trump's numbers are up 7 percentage points among men, but have risen 13 percentage points among women.

Mrs. Trump took a little more time to pull her initiative together.

Former first lady Michelle Obama was a corporate attorney, a public service advocate and a senator's spouse before Barack Obama was elected president. Her choice was ridiculed nearly immediately, given her husband's longtime habit of calling people names on Twitter, but Mrs. Trump said the criticism wouldn't discourage her from doing what she thinks is right. The initiative appears to focus primarily on helping kids build a strong foundation for the future, harnessing tools that can help them develop emotionally and socially so they can use be nice to themselves and others and make a positive use of social media.

"But it will not stop me for doing what I know is right", she reportedly added.

"I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic", the first lady reportedly said at the time.