First lady Melania Trump was promoting her Be Best initiatives, which take on online bullying, in the interview segment that aired Thursday on “Good Morning America.” As she inched closer to the conclusion, she made an unexpected remark during a television interview when she said that she could be “the most bullied person” in the world. She made the statement by judging “what people are saying" about her.
Lately, critics have been pointed out that her husband, President Donald Trump, routinely mocks people for their looks and for what he says 'is a lack of talent or intelligence'. However, Mrs. Trump said that she has experienced her fair share of bullying firsthand.
“I could say I’m the most bullied person in the world. One of them. If you could see what people really say about me", she said while focusing on social media and online behavior.
“We need to educate the children of social-emotional behavior so when they grow up ... they know how to deal with those issues,” she added.
The first lady also said there are people in the White House whom she and the president can’t trust. She didn’t name anyone, however, said that she let her husband know about them.
“Well,” she said, “some people, they don’t work there anymore.”
Asked if some untrustworthy people still work in the White House, she said, “Yes.”
The Trump administration has been dealting with an anonymous senior official’s newspaper op-ed column critical of the Republican president and with numerous staff departures. This week, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced she’s leaving at the end of the year. The president, in an interview Thursday with “Fox & Friends,” was asked about why people he and his wife don’t trust are still in his administration.
“I didn’t know people in Washington, and now I know everybody,” he said. “I know some that I wish I didn’t know. Are there some that I’m not in love with? Yes,” Trump said. “And we’ll weed them out slowly but surely.”
(With inputs from AP)