Melania Trump wants kids to “Be Best,” and Twitter is collectively confused.
The first lady announced her official platform Monday, and was promptly roasted by Hollywood and beyond with actors, writers, directors, producers and media stars weighing in on the perplexing name of the program focusing in on three main points: well-being, preventing opioid abuse and positivity on social media.
"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 oftentimes turn to forms of destructive or addictive bheavior such as bullying, drug addiction or even suicide,” she said in a speech at the White House. "I feel strongly that as adults we can and should be best at educating our children about the importance of a healthy and balanced life."
Did you catch the name drop in there?
The bulk of the jokes are stemming from it sounding like broken english, and of course many are endlessly amused by Melania taking on cyber bullying while her husband, Donald Trump, regularly uses Twitter to hurl insults at people, including other foreign leaders and U.S. government officials. Plus, it didn't help legitimize Melania's initiative when people, like this BuzzFeed reporter, immediately noticed the literature for the "Be Best" initiative is remarkably similar to a pamphlet the Federal Trade Commission published in 2014 for the Obama administration.
lmao... the White House/Melania Trump Be Best pamphlet about your kids being online is almost the exact same thing that the FTC published in Jan. 2014:
Seth MacFarlane was so amused by the name of the program and Melania's speech, that he invited "Trump strategists" to write for "Family Guy." And much like comedian Patton Oswalt, made a Hulk joke. See those and more amusing reactions below.
Giuliani will be on Fox News tonight to explain what Melania really meant by “Be Best”. Rumor is it was meant to be “Be Your Best.” Wait. Um, maybe it was “Be The Best”. Or “Be Better”. Y'know, it's not a fact yet. But I can prove it's a rumor.
I am 99% sure Melania called the program “Be Best” (which, let's be honest, is a very stupid name) so people would be really mean about it on the Internet so she could have examples of bullying readily available