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3/20/2018

Melania Trump Holds Event on Cyberbullying

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:30 am

No, it’s not a “how to” you big silly. She’s opposing it.

Melania Trump today holds her first event on her signature issue: cyberbullying. Fox News reports:

Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety, more than a year after saying that would be her issue as first lady.

The meeting Tuesday marks her first public event on the topic, a choice some observers have questioned given that her husband often berates people on Twitter.

Amazon, Snap, Facebook, Google and Twitter are among the companies that are expected to attend the meeting.

The event is reportedly part of a symposium including numerous speakers on topics that touch our lives. O.J. Simpson will speak about anger management, Martin Shkreli will offer thoughts about public service, and (in something of a diplomatic coup) Kim Jong-un will address the conference about ways to best deliver food to the poor.

There is this one lunatic on Twitter with a huge following who tweets a lot of nasty personal insults. If only Melania Trump had some influence over that guy.

But I suspect she’s not spending a lot of personal time with that particular Twitter user these days, for whatever reason.

Anyway, good luck to Mrs. Trump in her noble crusade against cyberbullying. Maybe once she conquers that, she can take up the cause of reading, or promote the importance of wedding vows, or the need to be modest, or crusade on behalf of women who have been belittled because of their looks.

That would be a powerful message coming from a physically attractive First Lady, no?

There’s truly no limit to the causes she can take up once she finishes conquering cyberbullying today. Three cheers to you, Melania!

[Cross-posted at RedState and The Jury Talks Back.]

96 Responses to “Melania Trump Holds Event on Cyberbullying”

  1. In other news, prosecutors send killers to death row. Ironic, no?

    the Bas (3bcea0)

  2. In closing, Dracula’s Brides will crusade against vampirism.

    nk (dbc370)

  3. Seriously though, Trump is a beast. Everybody else just says nothing but nice things about him every day, and he lashes out for no reason at all! I mean geez, the guy needs to learn to take a compliment, am I right?

    Too bad Trump can’t be suspended like this guy.

    the Bas (3bcea0)

  4. Like the new worker cover or the Julius Caesar performance last sprin

    narciso (d1f714)

  5. Conservatives love that “turn the other cheek” guy, but that bully what whipped the money changers outta be crucified.

    the Bas (3bcea0)

  6. Or tom suozzi on long island.

    narciso (d1f714)

  7. Ted Cruz was losing badly

    and thought he could get some political mileage out of that tweet showing how ugly his wife is relative to someone who looks really good like Melania Trump (President Trump’s wife)

    so he jumped on Mr. Trump’s retweet of this pic and did this big show of being super-umbraged or whatever

    but in retrospect it just threw him off message and not only did he look like a drama queen who couldn’t shrug off a silly tweet (see also lil baby roob roob)

    he ended up doing streisand effect all over a… let’s say less than flattering pic of his wife, Heidi Cruz

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  8. also aren’t you the guy that gets online and calls melania a prostitute?

    how is that not doing cyberbully all up in it question mark question mark

    i definitely feel it’s important to treat people with respect especially women, who face many obstacles because patriarchy and cause of how they’re so often judged by their appearance, not by how much they contribute to the whirl

    for example take Jennifer Lawrence

    she’s not very pretty, at least not in the I’m-so-damn-hot way she seems to think she is, and she’s also obnoxious and people judge her on the basis of that as if she were just a foul and annoying piece of hollywood trash and they don’t go to her movies anymore

    well I say time’s up for that sort of prejudice and discriminate

    women’s rights are human rights

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  9. Melania does herself no favors when she tries to be anything more than Trump’s arm-candy (or beard) in public. Only Trumpkins will think that there’s a there there. She’s still basically a mannequin* with a sugar-daddy.

    *man·ne·quin
    ˈmanəkən/
    noun
    noun: mannequin; plural noun: mannequins
    a dummy used to display clothes in a store window.
    synonyms: dummy, model, figure
    “mannequins in a department store window”

    dated
    a person employed by a designer or store to model clothes.
    synonyms: model, fashion model, supermodel
    “mannequins on the catwalk”

    nk (dbc370)

  10. Melania’s a good sport and she gets out there and puts her best foot forward under a very very harsh spotlight

    she has balls poise grace and character

    it’s not just appearance-wise where she stands in stark contrast to Heidi Cruz that’s for sure

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  11. What’s next…

    … a sexual harassment symposium led by Mrs. Harvey Weinstein?
    … an Ethics in Politics panel led by Chelsea Clinton?
    … a Flag Day parade featuring Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend Nessa?
    … an anti-doping campaign sponsored by the Russian National Olympic Committee?

    The possibilities are truly endless.

    Dave (445e97)

  12. he’s just being facetious this are not serious idea

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  13. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Texas Cattlemen’s Association just launched its “Meat Is Murder” campaign.

    nk (dbc370)

  14. Anyway, good luck to Mrs. Trump in her noble crusade against cyberbullying. Maybe once she conquers that, she can take up the cause of reading, or promote the importance of wedding vows, or the need to be modest, or crusade on behalf of women who have been belittled because of their looks.

    Or how not to congratulate a murderous thug and enemy of our country on the victory of his so-called election.

    Tillman (a95660)

  15. 1. I say turn-about’s fair play BuDuh. And “don’t dish it out if you can’t take it.”

    Tillman (a95660)

  16. something Mrs. Trump understands for sure is how you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar

    it’s like honey when it washes over me you know sugar never ever was so sweet that’s for sure

    thank you Melania Trump for all you do

    love you

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  17. Meanwhile, another concubine that whose silence was bought under false pretenses before the election is suing to be released from her NDA:

    Ex-Playboy Model Karen McDougal Sues to Break Silence on Trump

    Dave (445e97)

  18. Looks like another illegal in-kind contribution to the Trump campaign.

    Dave (445e97)

  19. also aren’t you the guy that gets online and calls melania a prostitute?

    Am I? Show me the quote.

    I know I have said (often quoting or echoing Kevin D. Williamson) that her relationship with Trump is, shall we say, transactional. And that she has been very cheerfully forthright about how she married him because he is rich. But if you are going to suggest I “called” her a “prostitute,” I want a link and a quote. Because that does not sound like something I would say in those words, publicly.

    And if you can’t find a link and a quote, take it back.

    Patterico (dc43de)

  20. i definitely feel it’s important to treat people with respect especially women

    Thanks for the morning chuckle, happyfeet. Although it would have been funnier still if you had used one of your trademark denigrating terms for women in your comment. For example:

    i definitely feel it’s important to treat people with respect especially hoochies

    It was still very funny but work on it. You can do better.

    Patterico (dc43de)

  21. John McCain states the obvious:

    An American president does not lead the Free World by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections. And by doing so with Vladimir Putin, President Trump insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in a free and fair election.

    Once upon a time, the United States spoke up for democracy and freedom.

    Imagine if Trump had been president during the ’80s:

    “…Mr. Gorbachev, you know, this is really a very beautiful wall you have here. Not as big as the one I’m going to build, believe me, but it’s still a really lovely wall. (applause) Impressive. Very impressive – hey, nobody knows walls better than me, right? (more applause) But I congratulate you, and I’m sure it will stand for another hundred years…”

    And then his Propaganda Mistress could go on TV to recite some embarrassing drivel about how it’s “important to us to have a dialogue with Russia”.

    Dave (445e97)

  22. It was still very funny but work on it. You can do better.

    I assumed the irony was part of the humor. In which case, it would be pretty damn hard to do better…

    Dave (445e97)

  23. Like Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Leon panetta and Joe Biden thought, those were actual policy grafters who slobbered over the whole geriatric crewof post Stalin bureaucrats

    narciso (d1f714)

  24. Between Maryland and Austin at least cops aren’t afraid to confront kids anymore:

    But when the 12-year-old girl began playing with the dog, the deputy allegedly jumped from his seat, tackled the girl and began punching her in the face again and again, police say,

    Ledger-Enquirer

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  25. And if you can’t find a link and a quote, take it back.

    i can’t find a link and a quote and I’m pretty good at asking the googles so this makes me doubt my memory

    i must have remembered wrong, and I’m sorry for that

    I should have looked first but i was possessed of as much certainty in my recollection as I am now possessed of self-doubt

    oh my goodness how could I have been so mistaken

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  26. I hereby nominate Spanky Patterico and Alfalfa ConDave as president and vice-president of Teh He-Man Furrin’ Woman-Haters Club… all those in favor say “aye”.

    Colonel Haiku (ed0bb1)

  27. No its just fine for nk to insinuate it, isn’t a cross balkan thing

    narciso (d1f714)

  28. Parents and adults get to do lots of things kids can’t do like cyberbully, buy guns or have sex outside of marriage.

    TBH, Mr President DJT wouldn’t say anything to you on Twitter that he wouldn’t say to your face.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  29. At least Melania has some self-awareness:

    “I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic. I have been criticized for my commitment to tackling this issue, and I know that will continue. It will not stop me from doing what is right”

    Dana (023079)

  30. Just like it was fine to pass along the innuendo that the
    presidents late father was a closet clansman, that’s all within bounds

    narciso (d1f714)

  31. In fairness to Mr. Feets, I think Patrick has – shall we say – impugned the Third Lady’s character along the lines suggested, without explicitly saying what Mr. Feet accused him of saying.

    For example, Patrick wrote relatively recently, in reference to Melania:

    If a woman is essentially paid to have sex with a man, however occasionally, I don’t think the woman is going to get too upset if someone else shoulders some of the burden for free. Or even for a payout of 130 grand, as long as plenty of spending money remains.

    I recall other, similar circumlocutions, although the search engines are not finding them.

    Dave (445e97)

  32. Stormy strapped to the chair while passing her 2011 lie detector test.

    In case you’re into that sort of thing.

    Dave (445e97)

  33. Stormy Daniels is a dirty lying hooker.

    This is obvious to anyone who is willing to do the analysis.

    She also has no self respect.

    And she probably has funguses.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  34. @34. Time will tell; so will 60 Minutes. Weather report: Stormy sees ahead; no rubbers but have a brelly at hand; $130K– peenuts from a peon.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  35. speaking of dirty dirty hookers

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  36. Walt Disney World has finally reopened its popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction — minus the controversial “Bride Auction” sequence.

    dirty dirty disneysluts believe in a highly perfectible whirl, you see

    and you will be made to care

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  37. Stormy Daniels is a dirty lying hooker.

    You’re just jealous that she got to watch Shark Week with Spanky, and you didn’t.

    Dave (445e97)

  38. @37. April showers, will come his way; and bring the lawyers, that bill in May, Mr. Feet.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  39. @39. Liberté, égalité, fraternité, paternite!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  40. Whoa, 39, you think there’s a disposed fetus involved?

    urbanleftbehind (ddcc04)

  41. Whoa 40 i mean.

    urbanleftbehind (ddcc04)

  42. So is Stormy doing a duet with Meatloaf?

    I’ll do anything for money

    But I won’t do that (keep my mouth shut)

    You’d think an NDA is the kind of light bondage she would be into.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  43. i love sharks they’re the apex predator of the oceans

    and they’re a handy metaphor for our president, President Donald Trump

    like a shark he’s fearless and hungry – hungry for a better America!

    and you know when that shark bites with his teef babe

    scarlet billows start to spread

    and stormy daniels is a big stupid lying dirty hooker

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  44. @34. Porn star wears strap-on chair?!?!

    “Kinky!” – Hedley Lamarr [Harvey Korman] ‘Blazing Saddles’ 1974

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  45. 1. I say turn-about’s fair play BuDuh. And “don’t dish it out if you can’t take it.”

    Tillman (a95660) — 3/20/2018 @ 11:02 am

    What?

    BuDuh (fc15db)

  46. So is Stormy doing a duet with Meatloaf?

    yes he offered to pay her cable bill so they been doing “duets” behind the dumpster at the Olde Hickory House

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  47. Dint worry no one knows what hes talking about.

    narciso (d1f714)

  48. Funny you should mention the old hickory house, and it’s wee revolver wielding protagonist. The judge and this guy here might be more representative of what passes for gun culture in Bammy: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/alabama-state-rep-harry-shiver-says-we-shouldnt-arm-teachers-because-theyre-women/

    urbanleftbehind (ddcc04)

  49. In that shotgun spray of quotes there’s not one legitimate example of bullying. It was all punching back against someone who hit first.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  50. 49. narciso has learned projection well from Captain Chaos.

    Tillman (a95660)

  51. “At least Melania has some self-awareness:

    “I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic. I have been criticized for my commitment to tackling this issue, and I know that will continue. It will not stop me from doing what is right”
    Dana (023079) — 3/20/2018 @ 1:02 pm

    Oooohhhh look at Dana, cutting some slack…

    Colonel Haiku (ed0bb1)

  52. You’ll always have your Big Zero pocket doll to comfort you, Tillie…

    Colonel Haiku (ed0bb1)

  53. In that shotgun spray of quotes there’s not one legitimate example of bullying. It was all punching back against someone who hit first.

    papertiger (c8116c) — 3/20/2018 @ 2:41 pm

    You’re missing the point, he’s supposed to sit back and take it like so many here are known to do… lol.

    Colonel Haiku (ed0bb1)

  54. Frank Luntz massaging the manbearpig to smooth the way for political charletans to screw over their constituents.


    Although Luntz later tried to distance himself from the Bush administration policy, it was his idea that administration communications reframe “global warming” as “climate change” since “climate change” was thought to sound less severe.[22] Luntz has since said that he is not responsible for what the Bush administration did after that time. Though he now believes humans have contributed to global warming, he maintains that the science was in fact incomplete, and his recommendation sound, at the time he made it.[23]

    Tiger’s verdict; GUILTY!

    papertiger (c8116c)

  55. Nora Ephron, may she rest in pieces… I know her outlook was skewed by that A-hole Carl Bernstein and a legion of LowT lefty “males, but c’mon, lady!

    “This is an election about whether the people of Pennsylvania hate blacks more than they hate women. And when I say people, I don’t mean people, I mean white men. How ironic is this? After all this time, after all these stupid articles about how powerless white men are and how they can’t even get into college because of overachieving women and affirmative action and mean lady teachers who expected them to sit still in the third grade even though they were all suffering from terminal attention deficit disorder — after all this, they turn out (surprise!) to have all the power. (As they always did, by the way; I hope you didn’t believe any of those articles.)

    To put it bluntly, the next president will be elected by them: the outcome of Tuesday’s primary will depend on whether they go for Hillary or Obama, and the outcome of the general election will depend on whether enough of them vote for McCain. A lot of them will: white men cannot be relied on, as all of us know who have spent a lifetime dating them. And McCain is a compelling candidate, particularly because of the Torture Thing. As for the Democratic hope that McCain’s temper will be a problem, don’t bet on it. A lot of white men have terrible tempers, and what’s more, they think it’s normal.“

    http://web.archive.org/web/20080422021448/http:/www.huffingtonpost.com/nora-ephron/white-men_b_97669.html

    Colonel Haiku (ed0bb1)

  56. Yes and then she had a conniption, when maverick picked the huntress, like Erica Jong and eve ensler

    narciso (d1f714)

  57. It was all punching back against someone who hit first.

    Got a link to when Heidi Cruz “hit first”?

    Dave (445e97)

  58. Google is your friend, ConDave…

    Colonel Haiku (ed0bb1)

  59. trashbag Liz Mair sent naked pics of Melania to Utah housewives, thinking this would make them vote for harvardtrash Ted and his ugly wife

    she did a miscalculate though

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  60. When a woman poses for naked pics, some in the arms of another naked woman, she’s so close to a being a prostitute so as to make no difference. Add a gross sugar-daddy and she’s clinched her status as just another store-bought bimbo. In this particular instance, just another store-bought bimbo in a stable of several.

    nk (dbc370)

  61. she did a miscalculate though

    Honest Ted got five times as many votes in Utah as Dirty Don.

    So not really.

    Dave (445e97)

  62. Honest Ted got five times as many votes in Utah as Dirty Don.

    yes and now mentally fragile sacky wife is immortalized as “butt-ugly tweet chick”

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  63. oopers yes and now *his* mentally fragile sacky wife is immortalized as “butt-ugly tweet chick” i mean

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  64. When a woman poses for naked pics, some in the arms of another naked woman, she’s so close to a being a prostitute so as to make no difference. Add a gross sugar-daddy and she’s clinched her status as just another store-bought bimbo. In this particular instance, just another store-bought bimbo in a stable of several.

    Morality?

    How quaint!

    Dave (445e97)

  65. Speaking of store-bought bimbos, I can understand $131,000 office doors for Goldy Sacks Treasury Secretaries but why is taxpayers buy $31,000 dining room set for lispy poofter HUD Secretary? Is first housing HUD provide to HUD Secretary himself?

    nk (dbc370)

  66. chocolate chunk cookies

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  67. why is taxpayers buy $31,000 dining room set for lispy poofter HUD Secretary?

    he truly adds no effing value

    he needs to be handed his ass like Tillerboobs

    happyfeet (28a91b)


  68. Morality?

    How quaint!
    Dave (445e97) — 3/20/2018 @ 4:26 pm

    I agree. Especially for anyone who is pro abortion.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  69. Ouch.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  70. Colonel, I see you’re preparing to question Stormy.
    http://anodtothegods.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/tumblr_p5p22eBT981vt1eouo1_500.jpg

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  71. For example, Patrick wrote relatively recently, in reference to Melania:

    If a woman is essentially paid to have sex with a man, however occasionally, I don’t think the woman is going to get too upset if someone else shoulders some of the burden for free. Or even for a payout of 130 grand, as long as plenty of spending money remains.

    I recall other, similar circumlocutions, although the search engines are not finding them.

    Now that sounds like something I’d write — and have written.

    “Melania Trump is a prostitute” is not something I believe I would say in that way, in public.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  72. Goldy Sacks– Treasury Secretaries

    Was Stormy an extra in that classic, Mr. Feet?!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  73. In that shotgun spray of quotes there’s not one legitimate example of bullying. It was all punching back against someone who hit first.

    papertiger (c8116c) — 3/20/2018 @ 2:41 pm

    You’re missing the point, he’s supposed to sit back and take it like so many here are known to do… lol.

    Damn that Heidi Cruz for . . . whatever she supposedly did to merit being punched “back” in the way cited in the post.

    You people are out of your minds. Your zeal to defend Trump so blinds you to basic decency that you now defend even this.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  74. yes and now mentally fragile sacky wife is immortalized as “butt-ugly tweet chick”

    You’re a terrible person.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  75. I don’t even mind Trump that much any more.

    It’s his most crazed supporters who disgust me.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  76. @42. Stormy’s brewing: pure conjecture- but suspect there’s behavior she can substantiate which lends some credence to similar play time noted the famed ‘dossier’- hence the heavy pushback by “David Dennison.” Or perhaps there’s some ‘poison pill’ in Melania’s pre-nup financially crippling to the brand. Otherwise, the conquest of porn stars and Playboy models would be boastful badges of honor to his core base.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  77. Patterico is experiencing white collar North Side White Sox fandom.

    urbanleftbehind (ddcc04)

  78. why do people always quote the uncorrected version i work so hard to do the punctiliousness

    but that aside i think this post proves my theory that this one retweet has become altogether defining of the heidi brand

    there’s literally nothing else for which she’s widely kknown

    this is her thing now

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  79. Yes that kind of speculation got expensive for the daily mail.

    narciso (d1f714)

  80. I don’t even mind Trump that much any more.

    i can’t even

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  81. @81. Time will tell–so will 60 Minutes.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  82. Otherwise, the conquest of porn stars and Playboy models would be boastful badges of honor to his core base.

    I have said before that it’s just as likely these stories are desperate attempts by Trump to portray himself as a virile, confident heterosexual.

    But I have to disagree about his core base. They are not interested in any positive attributes he may have, not even as a macho Don Juan. Their essential nature is anger, resentment, hate and malice, and he is their vehicle.

    nk (dbc370)

  83. but that aside i think this post proves my theory that this one retweet has become altogether defining of the heidi brand

    there’s literally nothing else for which she’s widely kknown

    this is her thing now

    IOW, it’s one of the worst cases of cyberbullying in memory.

    By the way, your “thing” now is being a waste of oxygen.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  84. But I have to disagree about his core base. They are not interested in any positive attributes he may have, not even as a macho Don Juan.

    Kurt Schlichter seems excited to see Trump’s junk.

    https://twitter.com/KurtSchlichter/status/975885066025951232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    Patterico (115b1f)

  85. Liz Meir was paid through an anonymous drop box in Washington.

    Can’t tell anything about the funding origin, but we know for certain the result.

    Can we agree that given the circumstances of the attack on Mrs. Trump, the President’s response was thoughtful and measured?

    Not malicious? Not designed to damage or hurt?

    papertiger (c8116c)

  86. @84. An old Roy Cohn strategy, perhaps. But Don Juan? Too foreign; more likely just plain Don John.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  87. oops widely *known* i mean

    but i don’t think this was cyber bullying even a little it was just a retweet of a hastily constructed meme

    President Trump used it to throw the Cruz campaign off balance (and he succeeded far beyond his expectations)

    i just can’t buy into the snowflakery what says tweets cause psychological damage have you never watched that thing on the tv where the celebrities read really mean tweets?

    it’s very funny and you come away with it with an insightful understanding that a lot of these tweets only have as much power over you as you let them have – and the tweet above is definitely in that category

    that’s why i think President Cruz’s phony-baloney high dudgeon fell so flat

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  88. oops that’s why i think President Cruz’s phony-baloney high dudgeon fell so flat

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  89. Don John.

    Heh! That’s good. I wasn’t even thinking that he’s Donald John Trump. I only meant the legendary lover.

    nk (dbc370)

  90. When a woman poses for naked pics, some in the arms of another naked woman…

    nk (dbc370) — 3/20/2018 @ 4:13 pm

    I’d like to pitch a reality show where you write songs with Dr Hook.

    Pinandpuller (07dfad)

  91. why is taxpayers buy $31,000 dining room set for lispy poofter HUD Secretary? Is first housing HUD provide to HUD Secretary himself?

    nk (dbc370) — 3/20/2018 @ 4:27 pm

    You think a black man is more of a rent to own type?

    I hear the Awan brothers have some scratch and dent that practically fell off a truck on the way to the airport.

    My kids will starve but I like your face. For you $5,000.

    Pinandpuller (07dfad)

  92. “Melania Trump is a prostitute” is not something I believe I would say in that way, in public.

    It really depends on the definition of “is”.

    Dave (445e97)


  93. It really depends on the definition of “is”.


    No, it really depends whether or not you’re a gentleman.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)


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