In a rare speech this morning, Melania Trump called on the world to usher in a higher standard of equality and empowerment for women. The occasion was the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Awards.
While her remarks rang with truth, the world finds great irony in the fact that she calls for women to be empowered, and to rise up from the “horrendous atrocities taking place around the corner and around the globe,” while she is married to the most infamous misogynistic, self-admitted sexual assaulter of our time.
Watch her remarks here:
A social-media eruption ensued. Twitter lit up with reactions – some in support, but the vast majority chiding her for the glaring hypocrisy of the speech’s topic. We’ve collated the most stinging of those for your reading enjoyment here.