Melania Trump unveils 'Be Best' initiative to help kids

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08 May, 2018

Watch live as the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump announces her "Be Best": a campaign to address the major issues facing children today.

While Trump has given September of a year ago said she intends to concentrate on her efforts onto the well being of kids, she'd yet to define what exactly that way, alternatively delving into a extensive range of themes under a wide umbrella of issues. Former first lady Michelle Obama made efforts toward improving child education, poverty and nutrition.

As a mother and First Lady, Trump said she wants every child to know that it is "safe to make mistakes and there are supportive adults and friends nearby to catch them" if they fall. I am here with one goal: "helping children and our next generation".

The campaign will focus on the issues of well-being, social media and opioid abuse, she said.

A new CNN poll released Monday found that First Lady Melania Trump's approval rating has jumped since January. "The First Lady lives here in the White House", Sanders said in response, slamming it as "tabloid gossip". Last month, she joined her husband to host the prime minister of Japan at the Trumps' Florida estate and the president of France at the White House. Though she has been somewhat reclusive during her time at the White House, the First Lady has visited hospitals across the globe and visited with families impacted by the opioid epidemic. "Something unique though: She has not narrowed her platform down to just one topic as has been done in the past".

She has also spoken to children about dealing with negativity and self-esteem when she visited schools like a middle school in MI last October.

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Her interest in the opioid drug crisis, developed during the presidential campaign, has taken her to care centers and hospitals in West Virginia and OH to learn about the epidemic's effect on babies born to mothers addicted to the powerful painkillers.

"I will continue to travel and speak to children directly about both their victories and hard realities they face, said Trump".

Mrs. Trump took a little more time to pull her initiative together. She has a smaller staff than her predecessors and only hired her policy director in January of this year.

During the assembly, the first lady appeared to deal with elephant in the room: her partner's frequent use of namecalling in his tweets. Named White House officials denied the rumor to the Post on the record.

"Let us teach our children the difference between right and wrong, and encourage them to be best in their individual paths in life", she said.

The first lady said she will continue to speak with leaders in the technology industry about children's social media habits, work with those fighting drug addiction and to travel and speak to children.

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