Melania Trump addresses bullying in surprise trip to Michigan

First lady Melania Trump is making good on a promise she made earlier this year to combat childhood bullying, taking a surprise trip Monday to a middle school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a Detroit suburb.

Trump is bringing awareness to a problem that many children are confronted with on a daily basis. She gave brief remarks to students in the cafeteria, encouraging them to make new friends and get to know children outside of their social group. She then sat in on a sixth grade classroom discussion on social and emotional inclusion.

“I always believe that you need to treat each other with respect and kindness and compassion, but also stay true to yourself. Just listen to your heart, but be yourself,” the first lady told students in the classroom.

Speaking separately in the cafeteria, Trump urged students to find new friends to eat lunch with.

“Ask them what they like, what their hobbies are, so nobody becomes sad or stressed and everybody feels included,” she said. “I think it’s important that we choose kindness and compassion.”

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Mon, Oct 23, 2017: In meeting with Prime Minister Loong, Trump hails Singapore as one of US’ ‘closest strategic partners in Asia’

President Trump touted the trade relationship between the U.S. and Singapore on Monday, thanking Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for his dedication to “reciprocal” economic ties.

“Singapore’s strong commitment to the rule of law, to international property protections, and to the principles of fair and reciprocal — one of my favorite words when it comes to trade — has made the country a magnet for business,” Trump said Monday during a joint appearance with the prime minister in the Rose Garden.

“Singapore is one of our closest strategic partners in Asia,” Trump said. “The U.S. is proud of the deep and enduring partnership we have built.” Continue reading “Mon, Oct 23, 2017: In meeting with Prime Minister Loong, Trump hails Singapore as one of US’ ‘closest strategic partners in Asia’”