The first lady told world leaders’ spouses that their focus must shift to what children are exposed to “on a daily basis through social media, the bullying, the experience online and in person.” But her well-intentioned address came just three days after her husband, renowned cyberbully President Donald Trump, had retweeted a meme that showed him hitting a golf ball which ended up striking Hillary Clinton:
Some tweeters suggested that Melania Trump might want to bring up the issue of online bullying with her husband while others asked if there was a presidential exemption.
Here’s a sampling of responses:
The irony would be funny if it wasn’t so damn infuriating.
— Erin (@ErinKat1147) September 20, 2017
Melania Trump talking about cyber bullying when her husband is the absolute worst offender is just Twilight Zone worthy. Disturbing family.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 20, 2017
Melania Trump gave an anti-bullying speech at the UN. After Donald Trump’s bullying-on-steroids speech at the UN.
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) September 20, 2017
Melania’s speech at the UN has to be a joke. HAS TO BE! She CANNOT be serious. Melanie, go home and give this speech to your HUSBAND!!!
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) September 20, 2017
I’m old enough to remember when Melania’s husband retweeted a gif of himself whacking a golf ball into Hillary Clinton’s back (3 days ago). https://t.co/ZqliDZxIOr
— David Glasgow (@dvglasgow) September 20, 2017
Melania Trump is the MOST qualified person to give a speech on bullying. She’s married to the biggest fucking bully on earth.
— Miss Marmo (@MissMarmo) September 20, 2017
Melania Trump condemned bullying at the U.N. today. She then looked at her husband, laughed, and said “I’m just kidding.”
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) September 20, 2017
Please reread your speech to your husband. There is a bounty of information for him in those words.
— KMBHOL (@Kboyk) September 20, 2017
Wow really? Gonna go with the online bullying a few days after hubby retweets meme of HRC getting hit with golfballs?
— MrFeedback (@noiserawker) September 20, 2017
LOL. I wonder if she saw the golf ball hitting sec Clinton meme? Is that leading by example for kids?
— Kathleen Lerma (@kathleen_lerma) September 20, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.