Melania Trump is using her Be Best anti bullying platform to criticize the media now


Melania Trump is using her Be Best anti bullying platform to criticize the media now Those who live in White Houses should not throw stones. First Lady Melania Trump criticized the media for spending time covering idle gossip and trivial stories rather than focusing on the opioid crisis while wrapping up her Be Best tour. I challenge the press to devote as much time to the lives lost and the potential lives that could be saved by dedicating the same amount of coverage that you do to idle gossip or trivial stories, Trump said. Trump made the comments at an opioid town hall in Las Vegas Tuesday at the end of her three stop tour that included Oklahoma and Washington state while promoting the three pillars of her campaign which include the well being of children, online safety and bringing awareness to opioid abuse. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, said Trump wasnt focused on just the media, as she called for the government, communities and organizations to join the fight, too. She didnt criticize the media , Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, told the Daily News via email. She challenged them to commit to equal coverage of the opioid crisis in order to help save lives. Before sharing statistics about the opioid crisis, Trump said she wanted to challenge the media to cover this very real issue as often as possible and that it should be on every media, on the front pages of the newspaper. “I wish the media would talk about more and educate more children, also adults, parents, about the opioid crisis that we have in the United States,” Trump told former Fox News host Eric Bolling, who lost his son to an overdose in 2017, during a Q A session later in the event. “They do it already, but I think not enough.” News outlets around the country have covered the opioid crisis extensively, including . Meanwhile, Trumps administration has been criticized for to combat the opioid epidemic. The first lady has previously faced criticism for touting her anti bullying campaign while her husband, President Trump, is well known for his name calling of political adversaries and attacks on the America media, often calling themfake news and the enemy of the people. When asked how Melanias platform lines up with the presidents rhetoric, Grisham told the Daily News that Mrs. Trumps initiative is not political – it is about helping children, which is something I think we can all agree on.