First lady Melania Trump responded to accusations of anti-bullying hypocrisy over President Trump’s tweet attack on Greta Thunberg, 16, by saying she and her husband “communicate differently." Trump had tweeted it was "so ridiculous" that the climate activist was named Time’s Person of the Year and that she needed “anger management.” The first lady said in a statement the Swedish teen “who travels the globe giving speeches” isn't the same as her son Barron Trump, 13, who “deserves privacy.”
Class discussion: Do you think it was hypocritical for Melania Trump to attack the mention of her teenage son in impeachment testimony but remain silent for days about her husband tweeting about another teen’s anger? Should different rules apply for commenting about Greta Thunberg and Baron Trump? Why or why not? Why do you think the president tweeted about the Swedish teen being named person of the year? What other teens have been publicly criticized or ridiculed for their activism? Is it fair?
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