Mar 6, 2019 - Health

Melania Trump attacks media coverage of "gossip" over opioids

Melania Trump's Be Best tour is a child-focused initiative.

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First lady Melania Trump spoke out against the media for focusing on trivial issues instead of the opioid epidemic, as her youth wellbeing-focused "Be Best" tour wrapped up in Las Vegas Tuesday.

I challenge the press to devote as much time to the lives lost and the potential lives that could be saved by dedicating the same amount of coverage that you do to idle gossip or trivial stories"

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