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Melania Trump lamented cyberbullying, and the Internet went crazy

 (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)
(Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

Melania Trump’s speech Thursday lamenting cyberbullying caused an uproar on social media as critics pointed to her husband’s well-documented history of attacking those he doesn’t like on Twitter.

Speeches by spouses rarely attract major attention. But all eyes were focused on Trump because she has largely avoided the campaign trail and hasn't given a campaign speech since the Republican National Convention.

In addition to describing her upbringing in Slovenia and becoming an American citizen, Trump said that if she becomes First Lady she will focus on stopping cyberbullying and increasing civility.

“Our culture has become too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers,” Trump said at a rally in Berwyn, Pa. “We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other.”

The Internet exploded, and Trump began trending.

Many critics simply highlighted GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s words:


Some made analogies to others they considered ill-suited to deliver a message:

Others created memes:

Trump supporters came to her defense, arguing that liberals were the true bullies:

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