This afternoon, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled her platform, “Be Best.”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 7, 2018
More from CNN:
Melania Trump, nearly 16 months into her tenure as first lady, has at last revealed her formal platform: “Be Best.” The comprehensive program will focus on three main points — well-being, fighting opioid abuse and positivity on social media — and is the culmination of the past several months of Trump’s various public events, all of which centered around helping children.
“As a mother and as first lady, it concerns me that in today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express or manage their emotions and oftentimes turn to forms of destructive or addictive behavior such as bullying, drug addiction or even suicide,” she said during a Rose Garden event Monday.
Now, one could certainly make the argument that the fight against bullying starts at home, given Donald Trump’s penchant for very publicly slinging mud at his opponents. But that’s not the argument these jerks are making. Instead, they’re engaging in some bullying of their own, mocking Melania for her accent:
Great! Now Melania is going to have speak in broken English!! Be Best <—- wtf??
— tony (@elTonyTX) May 7, 2018
Your broken English is charming. Did you mean “Be Better”? Or “He’s A Beast!” ?
Blink once for help and twice for help & vodka.
— Katie Brewer (@CorporateMohawk) May 7, 2018
— #HeSureActsGuilty! (@TravelingUS) May 7, 2018
— Bteena (@BertinaNichols2) May 7, 2018
Excuse me, Melania. If you plan to stay & play in America, can you please use proper English? Some countries' languages use gender to describe nouns. Some do not use anything. Here in America we use *articles*…it should say "Be THE Best"
— Charlotte ?? ?#BoycottNRA #BanAssaultWeapons (@geisha59) May 7, 2018
That’s funny. Nobody has ever heard her speak anything but broken English and her native porn star tongue.
— Larry Bryan (@MadamePete) May 7, 2018
This is grammatically incorrect English. ?? What else would we expect from a foreign trophy wife!!!#TrumpCrimeFamily
— Piper (@hippiepiper_rae) May 7, 2018
Why in hell would anyone advising Melania Trump allow this embarrassing display of awkward, ungrammatical English? Be The Best? Be Your Best? #BeBest
— ExpatSoutherner (@Tedards) May 7, 2018
Nice of Melania Trump to take the winning suggestion from the 2nd grade remedial English student for her Be Best campaign.
— Working Class Hero (@spider_ramone) May 7, 2018
lmao she is an illegal immigrant nude model soft porn se trade worker who can't speak english "be best" and used chain migration and an anchor baby!
— Siri Sema (@sirisema1) May 7, 2018
— Mayday Mindy ? (@maydaymindy9) May 7, 2018
I'm sorry, but "Be Best" sounds awkward, infantile, poor English. Be Your Best maybe. Be Best also implies competition, aiming to be better than everyone else. Yuck, bad choice, Melania Trump @FLOTUS
— Susan #Resist (@politicalteach) May 7, 2018
Be “the” best ? Be “your” best ? No one in your office could tell you how English works ? It sounds like an eastern European barking orders at some border checkpoint during WWII.
— Howie Perez-Lazar ?️? (@howieperezlazar) May 7, 2018
— kitkatz72 (@kitzkatz72) May 7, 2018
— Pam McKim (@pgmckim) May 7, 2018
Makes no sense at all and really be best? Stupid. Just learn English and muzzle your husband. The end
— denise bailey (@dmibailey) May 7, 2018
Be Best. Not be THE best or be YOUR best, but be best. Is it an acronym without periods indicating such? Just imagine if our FLOTUS has put some broken English on the back of a DollarTree window shade and passed it off as a year-late initiative. https://t.co/uC4NdFBhoQ
— April (@ReignOfApril) May 7, 2018
Melania really unveiled #BeBest during #TeacherAppreciationWeek with broken English and a rag tag sign that looks like it was painted by Kindergarteners in the dark whose cookies were confiscated. Bless. pic.twitter.com/IexcAJJmqa
— April (@ReignOfApril) May 7, 2018
Melania's new platform is called #BeBest? Is it supposed to mirror her broken English?
MELANIA: Cheeldren, Be Best!
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) May 7, 2018
Don’t like Melania? Fine. But if your case against her revolves around her accent, you’re doing it wrong.
So I guess it is cool to mock folks when English isn't their first language now? Is it just the Melania or all all immigrants fair game?
I'm just curious how much the ground rules have changed in the last year because I was brought up to think that's always wrong ? https://t.co/ul8oPVB1YR
— Persnickety (@Dawnsfire) May 7, 2018
Dear everyone making fun of Melania’s accent right now,
Melania speaks six different languages:
She’s probably smarter than you so you should probably shut up. pic.twitter.com/gUzKAyFWhb
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 7, 2018