The first lady made headlines last week for her poor choice in clothing when she made an unannounced trip to the nation's southern border to meet with children who had been separated as a result of her husband, President Donald Trump’s policies.
The $39 statement Zara jacket, with the slogan “I really don't care, do u,” broke the internet with people asserting the big, bold letters on Melania Trump’s clothes were indicative of her true sentiments for the immigrant children.
While Trump’s tone-deaf fashion statement was still rounding the social media, she made another public appearance where she preached to students how “kindness, compassion and positivity are important traits in life.”
"You have the power to be the positive force in so many people’s lives," said Trump said during a surprise visit to the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) conference.
SADD, an organization which was founded in 1981, aims to prevent students from taking potentially destructive decisions— an agenda which apparently resonates with FLOTUS’s “Be Best” campaign, that’s about adult assisting children to be their best selves.
“Show respect to each other. Treat your community like your family, and look out for one another. “That is why I am here today. I believe in SADD's mission of empowering you to confront the risks and pressures you are challenged with every day,” said Trump while addressing an audience of 450 students and adults.
“Kindness, compassion and positivity are very important traits in life,” she continued. “It is far easier to say nothing than it is to speak words of kindness. It is easier to judge quickly than to take time to understand. It is often easier to see a glass half empty rather than half full.”
Trump’s life lessons earned her a standing ovation from the crowd which also reportedly chanted “USA! USA!”
The FLOTUS might repeatedly express concerns for the emotional, physical and social health of kids but the fact remains her husband is the one who is in a dire need of lessons on “compassion” and “kindness.” Considering the ongoing crisis of detainment of immigrant kids, the POTUS seems to be devoid of any sensitivity for kids who don’t belong on this side of the border.
Social media users also took to Twitter to point out how Trump’s words sound empty when her husband is callously ripping families apart at the border.
“Kindness, compassion, and positivity are very important traits in life." You and your husband need to practice what you preach then. Kids need adult role models to follow before they can teach each other and the Trumps are advocating intolerance and greed https://t.co/F6fEAucQep— Mike burns (@GreatBooksMike) June 25, 2018
@FLOTUS your husband has no kindness or compassion. He judges people very quickly and he couldn't understand that taking kids away from there parents was scaring them for life. Talk to him before you preach your BS to us. #ImpeachTrump #Resist— Democrat from the south (@Richard92762) June 25, 2018
@FLOTUS should just stay at home and keep quiet. How can she preach 'kindness, compassion and positivity' when she has a husband who doesn't possess those 'very important traits' in HIS life. Shut your piehole, Melania. Be best!!— Laurie Jason (@LJason25) June 25, 2018
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