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Make The First Lady Great Again: Melania Is Still Trying To Be Like Michelle And We Have Several Questions

Her 'Be Best' initiative implies that she basically wants kids to be better than her husband

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After 16 months, First Lady Melania Trump has revealed her new initiative “Be Best,” which appears to be a petty rip-off of former First Lady Michelle Obama's slogan "Be Better" for her ''Let's Move" campaign...but, ok, sis.

According to TIME, the campaign targets three areas — well-being and combating opioid addiction as well as cyberbullying by promoting positivity across social media platforms -- Mrs. Trump said at Monday’s Rose Garden event.

During her speech, the Tweeter-In-Chief's wife mentioned, "As we all know, social media can both positively and negatively affect our children. But too often, it is used in negative ways."


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

"It is our responsibility as adults to educate and remind (children) that when they are using their voices -- whether verbally or online -- they must choose their words wisely and speak with respect and compassion," said Trump.

At the end of the event, Trump did not take questions, and her spokeswoman indicated the first lady will not be doing any interviews, CNN reported.

Of course, concerning both the title of this program, as well as the pillars it will strive to uphold, we're left with some pressing questions.

1. Be best... at what?

This particular slogan is as vague as her husband's racist MAGA slogan. ''Be best,'' ''Make America Great Again'' -- what do these phrases mean? Be more specific. Say it with yo' chest. 

2. Is practice what you preach still a thing or nah?

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama did their best to follow their words with actions. Before Mrs. Obama launched "Let's Move" Mr. Obama told NBC he was concerned with his daughters' health, and wanted to make sure they were on the right track in terms of their body fat. "I knew that I had to do something. I had to lead our family to a different way," said Obama.

A year prior, according to Bustle, Michelle launched her White House vegetable garden (where Melania Trump has worked at some point, harvesting vegetables with local students.) President Obama put in work too. He set out to educate the public about healthy eating, and to promote accessibility to nutrient-dense foods.Must

Meanwhile, Trump bullies nearly everyone, on a daily basis.

4. Has her husband shown he cares about the "well being" of others, yet?

The program targets three areas. The first is well-being. When has this administration shown themselves to care about the well-being of anyone? When they wanted to build a wall? When 45 publicly denounced the Central Park 5? When he imitated a special needs reporter? When he refused to reach out to the families of the Waffle House victims? When?

5. Does her husband 'listen to kids' at all?

Melania mentioned in her speech that adults "should listen to our kids more."

Ok, but does your husband even listen?

Ask the Parkland students.

6. Does being social media positive go for her husband as well?

Let's see the "positive example" Trump has set for children on social media...


7. Should her husband learn to manage his emotions, too? Or just kids?

Toddler-In-Chief is known for throwing tantrums via Twitter. One of his most recent tweets involves him spazzing out at one of the outlets he religiously refers to as "fake news". 


Let's not forget when Trump was big mad at Steph Curry last year for declining his invitation to the White House.

When does he ever show signs of controlling his emotions? We'll wait....

8. Shouldn't Melania know kids are aware of "the issues they're facing" considering Donald Trump is still president?

Melanie stated in her speech the purpose of this initiative is to educate children on the issues they're facing.

Will the program make them aware of her husband's presidency, and his administration who refuses to denounce him and his danger to the country. The Parkland students. who spoke out against current gun laws and the NRA, are ahead of that curve.

These children know what's wrong with this country, Melania.

The question is, do you?

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Maya is a News & Politics writer with Blavity, and alumna of Hampton University, who just wants justice for black folks. She's currently navigating the nonprofit world and attempting to make diversity happen, and also a writing fellow with Center for Community Change. Follow her on Twitter & IG @MJBoddie.