'I don't always agree with what he tweets': Melania Trump reveals that she has told her husband to put the phone down
Dressed in formals and a fedora, the First Lady revealed that sometimes even though she tells Donald to stop tweeting, he just won't listen to her.
It's no secret that President Donald Trump isn't the most social media savvy and it appears that First Lady Melania Trump may share the same worldview. In a recent interview during her visit to Egypt, Melania met with the press and answered a couple of questions about her husband's Twitter statements. Dressed in formals and a fedora, the First Lady revealed that sometimes, even though she tells Trump to stop tweeting, he just won't listen to her.
"Well I don't always agree with what he tweets, and I tell him that," she said, "I give my honest opinion and honest advice. Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't, but I have my own voice and opinions, and it's very important to me I express what I feel."
Then, a reporter quizzed her asking if she had told him anything about being more polite in his public demeanor. She cut her off and insisted, "No, I tell him my opinions...what I believe and maybe in some of them maybe we don't agree but I'm not elected, so," she said smiling, "He's the President." Then a reporter asked her, "Have you ever told him to put his phone down?" she responded with a laugh, "Yes."
The couple does have two completely different takes when it comes to using the internet. While Trump has been known to use the platform to complain about a number of things, Melania has been quite invested in creating a program that would counter cyberbullying. The initiative is called Be Best and it aims to, "help our children manage the many issues they are facing today, including encouraging positive social, emotional, and physical habits..."
The initiative concentrates on three main pillars- well-being, social media use, and opioid abuse. The campaign also aims to "promote established organizations, programs, and people who are helping children overcome some of the issues they face growing up in the modern world."
In the same interview, she also spoke about SCOTUS nominee and now newly sworn in Justice Brett Kavanaugh, calling him "highly qualified" for the job. Kavanaugh was accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford. His nomination had caused a global movement that wanted him out. It included many celebrities as well. Ford's testimony was met with resounding applause from women everywhere but unfortunately, the movement did not win. Melania added that she was "glad" that "Dr Ford was heard". However, she did not comment on whether she believed her claims.
Melania's Egypt stop was the last of her four-country tour of Africa.