What People Are Saying About Melania Trump's Platform

First lady's initiative focuses on children
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2018 5:05 PM CDT
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First lady Melania Trump, smiles as President Donald Trump, left, takes the stage for her "Be Best" initiative during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – First Lady Melania Trump on Monday unveiled the platform she'll work on while her husband holds office: "Be Best." It focuses on children and has three main objectives, CNN reports: well-being, fighting opioid abuse, and positivity on social media. As the New York Times notes, Melania had promised to fight cyberbullying as first lady but had initially backtracked on that due to criticism of President Trump's own online behavior; ultimately, however, she did decide to include social media as one part of a broader campaign. "There are too many critical issues facing children today for her to choose just one," her spokesperson says. "She wants to use her platform as first lady to help as many children as she can." More coverage surrounding the launch:

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