Melania Trump admits her anti-cyberbullying initiative hasn't quite worked with the Donald.

Melania Trump admits her anti-cyberbullying initiative hasn't quite worked with the Donald.
Advertising

On the campaign trail, Melania Trump pledged that as First Lady, she'd try to tackle cyberbullying. This weekend, she told 60 Minutes that she tries to start with her own husband.

But alas, Orange Cheeto Demons gonna Orange Cheeto Demon, and Melania says that though she tries, Donald just doesn't listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhqUb69iUvo

60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl asked Melania if she tells her husband if he's gone too far.

“Yes, I tell him all the time,” Melania said. “I think he hears me, but he will do what he wants to do on the end. He’s an adult. He knows the consequences. I give him my opinion and he could do whatever he likes with it.”

Wow. While he is (ostensibly) an adult man with agency, it sounds like her rebukes must be as convincing as Trump's: "Stop it."

Melania Trump admits her anti-cyberbullying initiative hasn't quite worked with the Donald.
ABC News

If Melania successfully gets Donald to stop tweeting threats against the press, his opponents, and perpetuating violent language, she just might be the most important political figure of our times.

Advertising