Melania Trump’s ‘Be Best’ Program is not Really Melania Trumps ‘Be Best” Program

First lady Melania Trump speaks on her initiatives during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Washington. Sixteen months into the president’s term, Melania Trump unveils plans for her initiatives to improve the well-being of children. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


In Washington (APOLITICAL AMERICA)- Melania Trump, rolled out her formal platform: “Be Best,” this week. According to Melania and officials on the ground the comprehensive program’s overall focus is on three main points — well-being, fighting opioid abuse and positivism on social media.
The White House Program was well attended by several luminaries including her husband President, Donald Trump and Vice President, Mike Pence according to reports given to CNN.  “As a mother and as first lady, it concerns me that in today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express or manage their emotions and often times turn to forms of destructive or addictive behavior such as bullying, drug addiction or even suicide,” she (Melania) said during the Rose Garden event last Monday.  
Well it appears that just after the well attended roll out event, reports show Melania Trump is now being accused of plagiarism due to the fact that the booklet published as part of her “Be Best” initiative  copied an Obama administration document released by the FTC in 2014 titled, “Chatting with Kids about Being Online,” although some language has been updated-the graphics are even identical designs. (see actual example, below)

FTC’s “Chatting with kids about being online (right)-Melania Trumps “Be Best Talking with kids about being online (left)

Trump’s brochure, “Talking with Kids about Being Online,” was published Monday. The official White House website incorrectly stated it was “a booklet by First Lady Melania Trump and the Federal Trade Commission.”This incident comes especially troublesome for many detractors after the last major public appearance from Melania at the 2016 RNC speech which appears to have been plagiarized from main parts of Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech.

CNN Online


Review parts of the speech below:

Attribution: CNN Online


TV News Correspondent Jarrett Hill originally caught this paragraph (above), which appears to have been lifted nearly verbatim from the speech Michelle gave at the 2008 Democratic Convention.


Lastly, the issues-that Melania has agreed to champion have also become a controversy, due to the fact that her husband is certified as one of the most public, and prolific, offenders of bullying and name-calling on Twitter and other social media in America. Shame, Shame, Shame! (glg)




Gregg L. Greer a Public Speaker, Minister, Social Activist, and the Editor of the One World internet journal. Greer is the Founder of Freedom First International a human rights NGO. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of social justice and politics. Greer is the Founder of Black America World News.  His stories have also appeared in The Huffington Post, CNN.  Greer writes commentary on Apolitical America, MSNBC Online and others.  Listen to his radio podcast at OneWorld Talks -if you are interested in interviews  from him and others of the brightest minds today, you can email him at His website is

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