After delivering a personal attack at MSNBC’s morning host, Mika Brzezinski, and Joe Scarborough via Twitter, the President came under extreme scrutiny by many outlets. Unlike past tweets, however, the First Lady defended her husband. Melania’s communications director told reporters the following:
“As the First Lady has stated publicly…when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.”
President Trump tweeted out on Thursday morning attacking Brzezinski for “bleeding badly from a face-life”:
Melania Trump was attacked for her support of Trump’s tweet with many people suggesting it looked like Melania was condoning cyberbullying. The irony to this is that the First Lady had planned to lead an anti-bullying initiative. On the flip side, the president is OFTEN attacked by people online and by news agencies.
Though Mrs. Trump was supposed to start this campaign, her office has yet to reveal any concrete plan to get it up and running. Jake Tapper of CNN also criticized Melania Trump for her hypocrisy of Cyber-bullying:
FLOTUS press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, reported to USA Today that, “Mrs. Trump is being very thoughtful when it comes to building out her initiatives.” Grisham added that the First Lady is taking extra time because she values “quality over quantity.”