Breaking: Man wanted in connection with deaths of Arkansas woman, 4-year-old child
Today's Paper Search In the news Latest Traffic #Gazette200 Listen Digital replica FAQ Weather Newsletters Obits Puzzles + Games Archive
story.lead_photo.caption First lady Melania Trump speaks during a reception at the United States mission to the United Nations, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in New York.

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 behavior in part because of "what people are saying about me."

"We need to educate the children of social emotional behavior 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 several 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."

Mrs. Trump's full interview, conducted on her recent trip to Africa, is set to air Friday on ABC.


Sponsor Content

You must be signed in to post comments


  • RobertBolt
    October 11, 2018 at 2:33 p.m.

    Poor baby.

  • RBear
    October 11, 2018 at 2:49 p.m.

    Oh, boo hoo hoo. You don’t think Michelle Obama wasn’t attacked in the media and in social media? Give me a break. Maybe if her husband wasn’t so vile himself, things would be different.

  • 23cal
    October 11, 2018 at 3:40 p.m.

    Can we get a second opinion from the children Donnie has had caged at the border and separated from their parents, forever for some of them?

  • PopMom
    October 11, 2018 at 4:37 p.m.

    RBear and 23Cal,

    My sentiments exactly. What a whiner. If she spent less money on fashion and more on helping the poor as did Eleanor Roosevelt, then she would not be "bullied." As it is, she is an enabler of her husband who is a terrible excuse of a human being.

  • mrcharles
    October 11, 2018 at 5 p.m.

    She of course is very photogenic.

    Who knows if that tweet bird husband has had a long talk with her to be more like him..whine whine and to be put on line or suffer who knows what

    Isn't she scheduled to talk about immigration and bringing your relatives over, perhaps, say , parents hypothetically speaking.

    She may have a point though , as Mrs. Obama was never put through ridicule for showing lots of skin, you know the bare arm dress Mrs. Obama wore. As to skin both suffered being pointed out with a N word.

  • BoudinMan
    October 11, 2018 at 5:16 p.m.

    Oh no, it's another repugnant playing the victim card. Sorry little snowflake, but that doesn't play with me.

  • IMHO
    October 11, 2018 at 5:21 p.m.

    Interesting article in the Washington Post speculating that 1)she obviously knows a huge whole lot about fashion and sending a message through what you wear, and 2) she occasionally and deliberately makes a fashion choice (the pith helmet, for godssake) knowing it will cause people to criticize her, leading to 3) her boo-hooing that she is being picked on. But, who could be married to The Donald and not be manipulative?

    October 11, 2018 at 5:59 p.m.

    Poor, deluded whore.

  • obbie
    October 12, 2018 at 1:37 a.m.

    Bullies of the First Lady are either jealous of her looks or her intelligence. Or maybe it's just Meow, meow. She's all class, anyhow, regardless of her semi-nude photos. Eat your hearts out, ladies.