Melania Trump got booed by Baltimore teens while trying to speak about Be Best

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Melania Trump has had an active week, considering her normal schedule consists of “not being seen in public” and “online shopping.” She had to pose outside the White House a few days ago as the White House Christmas tree (the big one they put outside) was delivered. She also had to stand around yesterday and watch her husband pardon two turkeys, which I will save for another post. This post is for one of Melania’s solo ventures on Tuesday. She traveled to Baltimore to do some fluff work on her Be Best campaign. The fluff was supposed to be a brief lecture to middle school and high school students about drug usage and bullying. Considering Melania’s husband referred to Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” just a few months ago, I don’t know what she was expecting. But she probably wasn’t prepared to get booed nonstop by hundreds of teens and tweens. The children are our future.

First lady Melania Trump was met with loud boos from an audience of mostly middle and high school students at an event in Baltimore on Tuesday. Trump was addressing students at the B’More Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The event was part of her “Be Best” initiative on issues affecting children, including bullying and the dangers of opioid use.

The first lady was met with boos when she walked onstage after her introduction. The audience remained noisy through most of her five-minute speech. She was once again booed loudly when she finished her speech and walked offstage, according to reporters at the event and a live video. A CNN reporter who covers the first lady said that this was the first time she had heard her being booed at a solo event.

Many of the high school and middle school students also engaged with protesters outside the event, according to Nate Stewart, a UMBC student and chair of the UMBC chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) which organized the protest. Stewart told BuzzFeed News that many of the students who were lined up to attend Melania Trump’s event joined in a “F-ck Trump” chant that was initiated by the UMBC protesters standing outside.

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Nate Stewart also told Buzzfeed that he and the protesters didn’t have a specific problem with Melania, that Melania is “just some like rich lady. Our quarrel is more with the policies and the administration she represents.” Word.

I’d also like to say this… whether it’s Melania Trump or the Duchess of Cambridge, it’s absolutely rude as hell to wear your coat indoors when you’re there to do some kind of event or make a speech. You’re telling your audience that you’re not going to stick around and that you don’t really care about WHY you’re there. It’s a bad look. Melania’s look isn’t even a “coatdress.” It’s just a double-breasted suede coat and she wore it all day, for all of her indoor and outdoor appearances.

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    Good for those kids and yeah keeping your coat on screams ‘fly by event’.

    • Raina says:

      She’s starting to look like him. Gross

    • Lolalola3 says:

      So true! I didn’t even think about keeping her coat on but man, Digital Unicorn nailed it. Mrs loser is the worst. Done next to nothing for her ridiculously worded initiative. I’m happy the students called her out for what she is. I hope they are all of voting age by 2020.

  2. Mignionette says:

    Reading this makes my heart so happy. It’s about time this enabler was called out. How can you even think to speak on bullying when your husband is the biggest bully the world has ever seen.

  3. Rapunzel says:

    Boo Best, Melanie.

  4. Wow2 says:

    They dont really care, does she?

  5. Becks1 says:

    Man I love Baltimore, lol.

  6. Busyann says:

    Wow, she is so much better at public speaking than Kate right? That is surprising. I think comparisons between the two have been made in the past, but I just never pay attention to Melania and never noticed. And whoever planned that event probably did so passive aggressively. Baltimore is pretty far away from DC, especially when parts of Northern Virginia are closer and probably less hostile. Why send her there?

    • Chrissy says:

      I thought the same thing. i don’t think Baltimore is Trump country. Someone wanted to throw her to the wolves!?!

      • Megan says:

        Baltimore has an epidemic of opioid addiction. She is there as part of Trump’s pretend program to reduce addiction.

    • Lightpurple says:

      It’s only an hour away. The Trumps are trying to pretend that they do more for Baltimore than people like Elijah Cummings ever did but I suspect the people of Baltimore aren’t falling for it, especially considering Jared and Ivanka’s slumlord history there.

    • Becks1 says:

      Baltimore isn’t that far from DC, depending on where you are coming from and where you are going. (UMBC is right off 95, straight shot down to DC.) I don’t know who attended this event (like if they were from all over the city), but UMBC itself isn’t in Baltimore city, its in Catonsville, which WAS part of Cummings’ district. Someone had to know that this wasn’t going to go over well.

    • thaisajs says:

      Agree. Really poor staffing on behalf of the First Lady’s office. I’m no fan of Melania and I think she’s basically a useless trophy wife, but this wasn’t on her. They never should have put her in front of an audience in the Washington metro area. The Trumps are DEEPLY unpopular here. If you want to trot her out to talk about her worthless online bullying campaign, do it in Alabama or something.

    • Nic919 says:

      There are fewer and fewer places that the dumps can attend without being hated and that’s on all of them. Melania could have distinguished herself from her monster of a husband when she first started as First Lady because polls showed she was liked. But she showed who she was especially with that awful coat and has just enabled him ever since. Besides her “work” on this campaign is so pathetic that she makes Kate look like Princess Anne.

  7. Oh No says:

    She really walked her tight face up on that stage with her ‘kidney’ job lifted high and thought this was going to end well.

    Baltimore has never been with that ish. Send ya husband next you apathetic golddigging coward

  8. Snazzy says:

    I have no sympathy for this woman. Her staying with that psycho just shows that she sanctions his actions. I don’t think this is a case of an abused woman who is staying with a man out of fear, etc. I think it’s more of a birds of a feather situation. May she and her satan hubby rot

    • naomipaige99 says:

      I think it’s part of her contract for being a mail order bride!

    • smcollins says:

      Exactly. She’s been with him for, what, 20 years now? She knows exactly who he is and she’s with him by choice. Yeah, she was only ever interested in being a trophy wife to a rich man and not FLOTUS, and Trump has definitely become crazy unhinged since being in office, BUT…he was always a horrible person and complete fraud. You are the company that you keep, especially when you marry & procreate with it.

    • maisie says:

      Melania doesn’t even live in the White House but in a separate MD home with her son & her parents. Think the boyfriend is in NYC. As time goes on I’m surer & surer that she’s one of his many handlers (as was Ivana & are Ivanka & Kushner), but I think she got sick of the job & bunked off, just as she did when she stayed in NYC during the first year of Tr**p’s squatting in the White House. She’s almost as reprehensible as he is (but he’s still the champeen).

      I wonder if she’ll do her usual dark, blood-soaked, Blair Witch forest Christmas decorations this year. Talk about creating something from your inner mood & worldview.

  9. Neners says:

    I believe that children are our future,
    Teach them well and let them lead the way.

  10. SM says:

    Just wait for the orange psychopath to yell by the chopper about how unfair that nice lady was treated and that she is overlooked for doing tremendous work for kids in this country because the lady has a son she cares about. And that she is the best first lady in history so all the booing is fake news.

    • BeanieBean says:

      What did anybody think a 5-minute speech could do? That’s all she’s got, 5 minutes? Did she need a restroom break on the way to somewhere else so they pulled off the freeway?

  11. Darla says:

    I got to the “part of her BE BEST initiative” and I had to stop. This is more gaslighting! God this family!

    Be Best, is not English! It is screamingly grammatically incorrect. And yet they keep it up, and we are all supposed to pretend it is!

  12. Lucy2 says:

    I’m sure there are a lot of right wingers fretting about how disrespectful children are these days, but you know what, this administration and anyone connected to it deserves every single boo they get.

    • Esmom says:

      Oh they definitely are on Twitter, along with viciously/gleefully pointing out how “terrible” the schools are in Baltimore. It just kills me that these MAGAts can call other people rude with no sense of irony. Truly I can’t think of anyone more rude or ill-behaved than our POTUS.

  13. Lightpurple says:

    Putin’s handmaiden got what she deserved.

  14. AnnaKist says:

    Sucked in, Melania. I love those kids.

  15. Maxie says:

    This was probably planned and expected by Trump’s team to rile up his base as the “innocent” First Lady getting booed off the stage won’t sit well with them.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Yeah the MAGAts are upset. Intentional distraction, methinks.

    • Frida_K says:

      That’s what I thought too. They love setting up situations where they either know they’ll get insulted or they know that they can incite blowback. When it happens, they can then whine about how they are picked on so badly and/or clutch their pearls about moral decay and such.

      It’s cynical and part of the overall strategy to gaslight. Plus, being martyrs gives them the tingles. They thrive off of it.

    • Sarah says:

      I would not be surprised if that was the case Maxie. Isn’t that weird of them to send this useless First lady to Baltimore of all places, after what her husband said about the city? She’s lucky she ONLY got booed.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Yeah, some egg throwing wouldn’t be remiss. What do they do in London? Throw milkshakes? Maybe a milkshake all over the suede coat.

    • boredblond says:

      Completely agree–anyone with an ounce of sense would know she wouldn’t get maggat crowd love there, and if that’s what they really wanted they would’ve held this in really red district, preferably all white, deep south.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      I agree. Setting up divisive situations they can get on film helps them create ads and fundraise with the base. I’m also suspicious about the guy who just happened to show up with protesters from YDSA, because that certainly riled up the students and helped them create a picture perfect negative, shouty show down. Also, what is Melania hiding with these coats lately–body guard get her pregnant?

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Maxie, I think you are right. Under this regime, the most cynical take is usually the right one.

  16. Jerusha says:

    The kids are alright!

    As a retired educator I am thrilled to see that so many future voters are cued into what’s happening, unlike the lemmings who show up at POSOTUS’ KKK rallies. When you run into a MAGAt be sure and say Happy Turkey Day because we liberals don’t say Thanksgiving anymore, God’s Anointed One told them that last night.

  17. Lindy79 says:

    Booing aside, what a lifeless, non inspiring, soul destroying talk. She’s just reading off an autocue (badly) with no passion, no drive.

    The booing made my soul happy, not ashamed to admit it, fair play to those kids!

    • Esmom says:

      I feel like all the Trumps are like that. They clearly have no real beliefs or ideology other than parroting what they think will help them get ahead. They just say words with no conviction most of the time. They soulless, empty shells.

  18. Sarah says:

    Remember when people on this very website tried to turn her into some kind of tragic heroine, victim of some kind of invisible abuse who was sending secret messages to the resistance while trying to protect her son? Turns out, she was just a see you next tuesday this whole time.

    • Jerusha says:

      Pictures of them leaving for Florida show an unsmiling, morose Barron. Not doing a very good job of protecting him. I hope he despises his father, unlike his siblings whose brown noses show their complicity.

    • naomipaige99 says:

      Yes, she definitely has that see you next Tuesday kinda face!

      She’s definitely a Stepford Wife.

    • Esmom says:

      Sure, there were some bad takes. But in fairness, early on in his administration, I think most normal people couldn’t truly conceive of how despicable they all are. I know I really thought someone, anyone, in his circle would call him out. Why not her? It’s not like they show any signs of real affection or connection.

      • Darla says:

        I suspect black women knew already, because they were more likely to know about her birther statements. I had not known about those, until after he took office. I was actually kinda shocked that she involved herself in that. Why? I don’t know! You’re right, they are despicable beyond words. I knew he was, I really didn’t know his daughter and his wife were just as bad.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ Sarah

      I’m one of those dullards. And I STILL think she’s being abused. It seems very obvious to me. Her being a birthed a-hole still doesn’t insulate her from the abuse. 🙃

    • Veronica S. says:

      I was just thinking the same thing. I’ve no doubt Trump is abusive and toxic to everyone around him. His historical treatment of his ex-wives and non-Ivanka children speaks for itself. I also have no doubt she did the math years ago and decided the lifestyle was worth it. She was never under any pretenses why he married her.

    • No Doubt says:

      Now we know she’s married to him because she’s just as awful as he is.

  19. ME says:

    Well remember her husband called Baltimore a “rodent infested mess”. So yeah, no one there is going to respect or like a Trump.

  20. The Original Mia says:

    She’s a birther. She’s as bad as Trump. Boo away!

  21. Q T Hush says:

    I picture the trollop translating the nightly phone calls between her hubby and Putin. How else does he get his instructions for destroying democracy? He’s not smart enough to think for himself. Nightmare for America needs to end ASAP.

  22. Q T Hush says:

    I hope those students in Baltimore will be old enough to vote in the next election.

  23. Red Weather Tiger says:

    So proud of those kids and the students at UMBC. Baltimore is a great city!

  24. Andrea says:

    I wonder if the booing bothered her? She appears nonplussed in public mostly.

  25. Dee Kay says:

    Good job, Baltimore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Americans need to do their duty when they see Trumps coming to spew their harmful nonsense gaslighting propaganda. The World Series crowd that did the “Lock him up” chant and this Baltimore crowd are true patriots.

  26. Jaded says:

    Somebody should have brought a giant placard with some of her nudie shots on it to wave in the crowd. Such a classy dame…

  27. Ye says:

    I think that at her core Melania is a worse person than Trump. She defends him 100% in interviews, and I believe her. She is just as vile as he is. But she loves his money more than she loves him, thats clear by her public displays of unaffection. Pushing his hand away etc.

  28. Rogue says:

    What she deserves. I don’t care, do you?

  29. Truthiness says:

    I hope one of those kids grows up to be the next Elijah Cummings. We love you, you wonderful full-throated booers!

  30. Betsy says:

    I don’t really care, do u?

    I mean, I don’t. I do believe that Melania is an abused spouse and isn’t moving under her own power, even back during the birther bull crap stuff, but she is part of the this treason machine. I love th header picture though that makes her look like some sort of solid black eyed demon.

  31. Gary Burnaska says:

    this is starting to remind me of 12/21/1989 when Ceaușescu was laughed at during a rally, 4 days later on Xmas day him and his wife were dragged out in front of a firing squad.