First Lady Melania Trump, whose previous job was a fashion model, has worked hard to present herself as a person of substance and conviction. This is particularly hard work for her, given how she is filling the very large shoes of Harvard educated lawyer Michelle Obama.
As her pet First Lady causes, Melania has chosen helping women become empowered and overcome adversity and helping defeat cyberbullying. These are noble causes, but they are laughable in the face of how her husband Donald Trump is a notorious misogynist and unrepentant cyberbully. Melania recently gave a speech that made zero sense, given who she is married to.
Melania delivered a speech at the State Department as part of the 2017 International Women of Courage Awards. With a straight face, Mrs. Donald Trump urged the attendees to “continue to work towards gender empowerment and respect for people from all backgrounds and ethnicities” and to “continue to fight injustice in all of its forms.” She added, “As you go forward, remember their journeys as you push ahead and strive to bring about a better community, a better country, and a better world in the ongoing fight for right over might. We must continue once again to shine the light on the horrendous atrocities taking place in neighborhoods around the corner and around the globe, where innocent families are crying out to live in safety. We must continue to fight injustice in all of its forms, in whatever scale or shape it takes in our lives.”
She continued, “Together, we must declare that the era of allowing the brutality against women and children is over while affirming that the time for empowering women around the world is now. Wherever women are diminished, the entire world is diminished with them. However, wherever women are empowered, towns and villages, schools and economies, are empowered, and together, we are all made strong with them.” Do you think Melania feels conflicted in her marriage? Watch her speech below: