First Lady Melania Trump in an interview on Thursday stated that she is one of the most bullied people in the world.
“I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world,” the First Lady said in an interview with ABC News.
“One of them — if you really see what people are saying about me,” she continued as she explained how her experience with bullying led in part to her “Be Best” campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about cyberbullying.
President Donald Trump also accompanied her during a small part of her recent trip to Africa, where the interview took place, promoting the cyberbullying initiative.
Despite criticism over her husband’s tweets, which are regularly used to target the President’s political foes and critics, the First Lady said earlier this year that she is undeterred in her efforts to address cyberbullying.
“I’m well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic. I have been criticized by many for my commitment to tackling this issue, and I know that will continue,” she said in March.
“But it will not stop me from doing what I know is right,” she added. “I’m here with one goal: helping children in our next generation.”