With all this chatter and clatter about Russian hackers, conflicts of interest, White House nepotism and controversial Cabinet picks, I want to look briefly at an individual who stands near all this commotion.
Melania Trump, I’m waiting to hear more from you.
The incoming first lady put forward an interesting and provocative goal for her first ladyship: cyber bullying.
She made her statement, drawing some rather mixed responses across the land.
Why not start with your husband, Mrs. Trump, who campaigned as a primo cyber bully through his use of Twitter as an insult machine? Many of us thought and said as much in reaction to Melania’s initiative.
But there’s another reality to consider. She’s actually picked a legitimate and noble issue to pursue as first lady.
Young people are victimized by Internet bullies, she said. It must stop. We must educate our young people about how destructive such conduct can become and the consequences of bullying.
To that extent, I stand 100 percent in support of what Melania Trump wants to accomplish.
She’ll assume her place on the national stage on Jan. 20, when her husband takes the oath office to become the 45th president. It will be time for the new first lady to turn up the volume on her worthwhile effort on behalf of young people — around the world!
But … first things first. Tell your husband, Mrs. Trump, to knock off his ridiculous and potentially dangerous Twitter tirades.