First Lady, Melania Trump Unveils Official Platform for First Time, “Be Best”, Which Will Focus on Children First Lady, Melania Trump Unveils Official Platform for First Time, “Be Best”, Which Will Focus on Children
The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump announces her “Be Best” children’s initiative in the Rose Garden of the White House in... First Lady, Melania Trump Unveils Official Platform for First Time, “Be Best”, Which Will Focus on Children

The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump announces her “Be Best” children’s initiative in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 7, 2018. This platform is going to focus on the welfare of children.

The unveiling  of this particular platform is significant as it marks the first time Trump has officially laid out her formal policy goals as the first lady. Previously, she had worked on combating a range of issues such as internet safety,cyber bullying, neonatal opioid effects and social inclusion.

“Be Best”, which is the name of her campaign, will help to tackle issues children face in today’s society and will include three main pillars centered around social media use, the well being of Children and opioid abuse.

Melania Trump Unveils Official Platform for First Time, Will Focus on Children

In her words, “Together, I believe we should strive to provide kids with the tools they need to cultivate their social and emotional health,” Trump said at the event. “Most importantly I will continue to travel and speak to children directly to speak about issues they face.”
Her campaign will work to promote the people, organizations, and programs that are helping children overcome these issues.

President Donald Trump, also at the event, helped sign a proclamation declaring the day “Be Best” day, in honor of the first lady’s new platform.

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Earlier at the event, the president made remarks acknowledging the first lady’s role during the past year. Melania Trump has visited schools, hospitals, and families who were dealing with the effects of the opioid epidemic.

“Melania, your care and compassion for our nation’s children, and I have to say this, and I say to you all the time, inspires us all,” the President said. “Everywhere she has gone, Americans have been touched by her sincerity, moved by her grace, and lifted by her love.”
A recent CNN/SSRS poll reflects the president’s comments, showing the first lady has experienced a significant surge in support from both women and Democrats.

Fifty-seven percent said they now have a favorable impression of the first lady.

“It remains our generation’s moral imperative to take responsibility and help our children manage the many issues they are facing today, including encouraging positive social, emotional, and physical habits,” Melania Trump said. “By acknowledging there are many important issues, and knowing these problems cannot be solved overnight, I believe we can change the way we think and talk about issues facing children today.”

Also joining the first lady in the announcement where children who had written to her and whom she met during her first year. She asked some of them to stand up during her speech as audiences applauded in return at the packed event.
Melania Trump has always shown interest in helping children. Just last month she turned the Blue Room at the White House into a classroom and invited middle-school students to discuss the thoughts and issues that they face.

The first lady herself has a 12-year-old son, Barron Trump.

Last year in September, Melania Trump addressed the United Nations and called for world leaders to “step up” and help children in need. In her speech she discussed countries suffering from poverty, trafficking, disease, illiteracy, and drug issues, adding that children were “hit first and hardest.”

“No child should ever feel hungry, stalked, frightened, terrorized, bullied, isolated, or afraid, with nowhere to turn,” the first lady said last year. “We need to step up, come together, and ensure that our children’s future is bright.”

Obinna Onyia

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