Melania Trump wentto a middle school in Detroit yesterday with Betsy DeVos and it wasthe perfect marriage of photo op meets noblesse oblige. Melaniaspoke for about a minute, clutching her microphone with bothperfectly manicured hands in the style of a 50’s billboard croonerand then went into the crowd to smile and schmooze, allowing thechildren, even the black ones, to take a selfie with her. Evengiving Melania the benefit of the doubt that her intentions werehonorable, the fact that she’s married to the Bully in Chief, whobegins each day by lashing out with a personal attack of his avowedadversaries, automatically gives the lie to the fact that thiswoman could possibly know anything about changing the heart of abully. Melania was piping platitudes and looking good, plain andsimple. She knows nothing whereof she speaks on this topic andcries of hypocrisy are reigning in the realm. Talk show host JoeScarborough, himself a victim of Trump’s vicious attacks, “psychoJoe” and his wife and co-host “low IQ” Mika, wereunforgiving. Newsweek:
Both Scarborough andfellow anchor Willie Geist noted the “hypocrisy” of thecyberbullying campaign, while political analyst Mark Halperinpondered “how historians are going to write about the Trumpadministration. This is not a huge thing in the scheme of things,but it’s going to be hard for historians to explain this.”
Brzezinski thenbrought up the already tense situation between the U.S. and NorthKorea, particularly Trump’s verbal missives against Kim Jong Un.“If you look at Melania speaking to children about making a friendand not bullying, and then you look at her husband talking about‘Rocket Man’ and actually bullying what many consider the crazyleader of North Korea…this is our foreign policy? It’s bullying?”she said.
Scarboroughconcluded the segment by saying that when historians one dayexplain the Trump presidency’s hypocrisy, “this would be a goodplace to start…the first lady actually going out and having theaudacity to talk about anti-bullying.”
This is a mediabackfire on Melania’s part. Whoppi Goldberg made the suggestionthat she abandon this quest and work on “Stilletos For The Needy”or something more her speed. Ouch.