Me­la­nia Trump says she might be ’the most bul­lied per­son’

The Peterborough Examiner - - Canada & World - DINO HAZELL

WASH­ING­TON — First lady Me­la­nia Trump says she could be “the most bul­lied per­son” in the world, judg­ing by “what peo­ple are say­ing about me.”

She made the re­mark dur­ing a tele­vi­sion in­ter­view in which she pro­moted her Be Best ini­tia­tives, which take on on­line bul­ly­ing. Crit­ics have pointed out that her hus­band, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, rou­tinely mocks peo­ple for their looks and for what he says is a lack of tal­ent or in­tel­li­gence.

“I could say I’m the most bul­lied per­son in the world,” Mrs. Trump said in the in­ter­view seg­ment that aired Thurs­day on “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica.”

Mrs. Trump said her Be Best cam­paign is fo­cus­ing on so­cial me­dia and on­line be­hav­iour in part be­cause of “what peo­ple are say­ing about me.”

“We need to ed­u­cate the chil­dren of so­cial emo­tional be­hav­iour so when they grow up ... they know how to deal with those is­sues,” she said. The first lady also said there are peo­ple in the White House whom she and the pres­i­dent can’t trust. She didn’t name names but said she let her hus­band know about them.

“Well,” she said, “some peo­ple, they don’t work there any­more.”

Asked if some un­trust­wor­thy peo­ple still work in the White House, she said, “Yes.”

The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion has dealt with an anony­mous se­nior of­fi­cial’s news­pa­per op-ed col­umn crit­i­cal of the Repub­li­can pres­i­dent and with nu­mer­ous staff de­par­tures. This week, U.N. Am­bas­sador Nikki Ha­ley an­nounced she’s leav­ing at the end of the year.

The pres­i­dent, in an in­ter­view Thurs­day with “Fox & Friends,” was asked about why peo­ple he and his wife don’t trust are still in his ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“I didn’t know peo­ple in Wash­ing­ton, and now I know every­body,” he said. “I know some that I wish I didn’t know.”

He said he has “great peo­ple right now work­ing.”

“Are there some that I’m not in love with? Yes,” he said. “And we’ll weed them out slowly but surely.”

CAROLYN KASTER THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

First lady Me­la­nia Trump dur­ing a visit to the Giza Pyra­mids.

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