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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Melania Trump condemns bullying in United Nations speech

First lady Melania Trump spoke at the United Nations on Wednesday, condemning bullying and urging world leaders to teach “moral conscience” by example.

“We must teach each child that they are at the core of the kindness, mindfulness, integrity and leadership, which can only be taught by our own example. By our own example, we must teach children to be good stewards of the world they inherit,” Melania Trump said, addressing the international body in New York City. Continue reading “Melania Trump condemns bullying in United Nations speech”