Melania Trump Says She Helps Donald With His Twitter Account
Melania Trump, third wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald, said she helps the nominee with his infamous Twitter account.
Trump's Twitter has arguably been one of the leading characters throughout this nightmare of a presidential election.
With 12.7 million followers, Trump has turned his Twitter account into a veritable force and a massive platform.
The Trumps discussed the Twitter account with George Stephanopoulos in a "Good Morning America" segment that aired on Thursday morning.
In it, Stephanopoulos asked Melania if she had given Donald advice about his use of social media. She said with a smile that she does "all the time."
That question came up after Melania was asked what she would want to do as First Lady. She said she would want to help children with the cyberbullying that happens on social media. She said,
In the 21st century, what's going on, it's very hurtful to children -- to some adults as well -- but we need to take care of children. We need to teach them how to use it. What is right to say, what is not right to say, because it is very bad out there and children get hurt.
Stephanopoulos asked what's hurting children. Melania said,
By social media, by what's going on and by negativity.
Stephanopoulos saw the irony in Melania's statements. @RealDonaldTrump has spent years insulting people on its massive platform.
.@Cher attacked @MittRomney. She is an average talent who is out of touch with reality. Like @Rosie O'Donnell, a total loser! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2012
This is exactly what many would call cyberbullying.
During the second debate, Twitter came up. Trump said,
It's a very effective way of communication. So you can put it down, but it is a very effective form of communication. I'm not un-proud of it, to be honest with you.
Cyberbullying is what Melania says she wants to protect children from. But in the same breath, she proudly says she helps run Trump's bullying Twitter account.
Stephanopoulos brought up the fact that Trump's Twitter account has actually insulted a giant number of people, as shown by the New York Times this week.
Donald had a simple explanation for all the insults: All of those people "deserved it."
Anyway, we're sure Melania would make a great anti-cyberbullying First Lady.
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