By Ciara Nugent
Melania Trump says she is “the most bullied person in the world.”
The First Lady told ABC News that personal attacks on her inspired her to launch the “Be Best” anti-bullying initiative.
“I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world,” she said in an interview recorded during her recent tour of Africa. “One of them – if you really see what people are saying about me.”
“That’s why ‘Be Best’ is focusing on online behavior and social media,” she added. “We need to educate the children [about] social, emotional behavior.”
EXCLUSIVE: First lady Melania Trump says her “Be Best” policy platform targeting online bullies is personal. “I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world,” she tells ABC. https://t.co/iiEv5Z3ijv pic.twitter.com/CWZ7g9by27
— ABC News (@ABC) October 11, 2018
The First Lady has made cyberbullying a key part of her public platform, having pledged to fight it while campaigning for her husband in 2016.