In preparation for her husband Donald Trump’s administration, Melania has already started laying out her plans as First Lady. According to the former model, she aims to address women’s issues and end social media bullying under Donald’s presidency.
During a rare appearance ever since she attended the Republican National Convention earlier in July, Melania delivered a speech at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Thursday.
Through her speech, she talked about the problems that many women in the country are facing today. She noted that in order for the U.S. to become a fully developed country, the government needs to implement new projects that are geared towards the betterment of its citizens.
“The women in America are strong, intelligent, generous, committed, determined,” she said according to The Hill. “With opportunity, women will advance and achieve, but some women have been left behind.”
“We cannot call ourselves a fully developed or advanced nation when 50 percent living in poverty, when 60 percent are without health insurance, when too many are choosing between basic needs like rent, food and healthcare,” Melania added.
Aside from the plight of women, she also said that she wants to stop cyber bullying. Specifically, she wants to protect children from being exposed to insults, mockery and hate speech from their peers.
“It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked,” she said according to CNN. “It is terrible when it happens on the playground, and it is absolutely unacceptable when it is done by someone with no name hiding on the Internet.”
According to Melania, these are the main issues that she will tackle as First Lady of the U.S., if Donald is elected into office. She said that by addressing these social issues through various projects and programs, the country will be able to achieve a more harmonious culture.