Aug 20, 2018 - Technology

Melania warns against cyberbullying while Trump tweets insults

Melania Trump sitting in a chair on stage with a serious expression

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At an event on cyberbullying on Monday morning, First Lady Melania Trump — who has made cyberbullying her key issue — said that social media "can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly.”

Why it matters: At the same time, the president was tweeting insults and attacks toward former CIA director John Brennan. Melania's communications director Stephanie Grisham told reporters that the first lady is "aware of the criticism but it will not deter her from doing what she feels is right. The President is proud of her commitment to children and encourages her in all that she does."

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