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Isn't it ironic

Melania Trump criticizes our culture for getting 'too mean,' attacking others on 'looks and intelligence'

At her first solo event of the 2016 campaign, Melania Trump painted herself as a first lady who would advocate against cyberbullying. "Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers," Trump said during a rally Thursday afternoon in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, in her first speech since her July address at the Republican National Convention.

She noted kids are often hurt when they are "made to feel less in looks or intelligence," and that it is "absolutely unacceptable when it is done by someone with no name hiding on the internet." "We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other," she said, calling out the "bad side" of social media.

The irony of these words of wisdom coming from a woman married to a man who regularly ravages people on Twitter was lost on no one:

Trump, however, didn't mention her husband's social media antics, which recently inspired The New York Times to publish an article entitled, "The 282 People, Places, and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter." Aside from a brief remark at the beginning of the rally about her husband really knowing how to "shake things up," Trump maintained that he would make a "fantastic president."