In the wake of Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood scandal, Melania Trump contributed to the then-candidate’s damage control efforts by taking a stand against cyberbullying. She said:

“My passion is the same [as I’ve said in the past]: helping children and helping women. And also, I see now in 21st century, the social media, it’s very damaging for the children. We need to guide them and teach them about social media, because I see a lot of negativity on it, and we need to help them. It has some positive effects as well, because this is the life that we live in now. But has a lot of negativity as well. And I see more and more children being hurt by it . . . A lot of bullying.”

Then, yesterday, her husband, the man who is president in title only, engaged in some cyberbullying of his own on Twitter.


Needless to say, Melania Trump hasn’t talked much about cyberbullying since last fall. Indeed, reports have surfaced that she has effectively dropped this issue in her role as first lady.

The lack of shame, common decency, and self-awarness exhibited by these people is both disgusting and abnormal.

TGIF for the 30th of June, 2017.

(And Happy Canada Day, to my friends and family north of the border.)

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