Melania Trump mocked after singing praises of #BeBest anti-bullying campaign on Twitter

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First lady Melania Trump stands next to the 2020 Official White House Christmas tree as it is presented on the North Portico of the White House, Monday 23 November 2020, in Washington ((Associated Press))
First lady Melania Trump stands next to the 2020 Official White House Christmas tree as it is presented on the North Portico of the White House, Monday 23 November 2020, in Washington ((Associated Press))

First Lady Melania Trump sung the praises of her #BeBest anti-bullying campaign, prompting critics to point out her husband recently incited a violent riot at the US Capitol that ended with five people dying.

"As the legacy of #BeBest comes to a close at the White House, we must continue to give a voice to our Nation's children & the issues that impact their lives," Ms Trump wrote on Twitter. "It's the values & spirit of the American people that inspired Be Best & it's those values that will carry on its mission."

The First Lady's tweet was sent alongside a video in which she said the campaign was "inspired by compassion, strength, and kindness."

American pastor and political commentator John Pavlovitz replied to the tweet, calling Donald Trump the "greatest bully on the planet."

"You have been married to the greatest bully on the planet, who you watched publicly and perpetually harass people on social media to such a degree that millions were physically and emotionally traumatized, and many died," he wrote. "It will be a joy to watch you leave."

Other users replied to the tweet with pictures of the gallows built by Trump supporters outside the US Capitol on the day of the insurrection.

Dave Weissman, a former Trump supporter and member of the anti-Trump Republican "Lincoln Project" campaign, condemned Ms Trump for not speaking out against the rioters.

"#BeBest is the biggest shame of a policy coming from First Ladies; your supporters stormed the US Capitol attacking our Republic while you tout be best. You haven't even condemned your husband for inciting these insurrectionists," he wrote.

Several users pointed out that Ms Trump's #BeBest campaign ran at the same time that her husband was overseeing the separation of immigrant children from their families at the US-Mexico border. Hundreds of children are still unaccounted for as a result of that policy.

Actor Rosanna Arquette pointed out the hypocrisy of the campaign and claimed Ms Trump met the president through notorious sex trafficker and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

"Your legacy ? you have been the worst First Lady in the history of America .your “be best” is a joke. You are married to a deeply cruel and evil BULLY whom you met through the most notorious pedophile in the world you should feel ashamed of yourself," she wrote. "We celebrate you leaving."

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