Former supermodel and business mogul Kathy Ireland is standing by Melania’s side.
In a recent interview, Ireland praised Melania for taking the initiative to fight against bullying with her ‘Be Best’ campaign,
“She’s doing a wonderful job. I don’t think there is any time that bullying is OK for anybody. There’s never a time when that’s OK.”
Melania's 'Be Best' anti-bullying campaign came out of personal experience of being bullied by leftists.
Last October, Melania spoke out about this in explaining why she has decided to focus her efforts on fighting bullying:
Yahoo has more details on what Kathy Ireland had to say in praise of Melania fighting against bullying:
When First Lady Melania Trump launched a campaign against cyberbullying last year, some praised the initiative while others sharply criticized it, citing disparaging tweets written by her husband, President Donald Trump. A year before the initiative began, former model and prominent chief executive Kathy Ireland defended Melania Trump against attacks that focused on the First Lady’s own past modeling career.
In a newly released interview, Ireland stood by Melania Trump again, lauding her anti-bullying effort and declining to comment on whether some of Donald Trump’s tweets constitute cyberbullying.
“She's doing a wonderful job,” Kathy Ireland, former supermodel and CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, said of Melania Trump. “I don't think there is any time that bullying is OK for anybody. There's never a time when that's OK.”
Following up, Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer asked whether some of Trump’s tweets should be considered bullying.
“When I'm in my business capacity, I don't get into politics because our team is wonderfully diverse and made up of people of every belief and thought,” she responds. “So to honor that, I don't.”
“But I will say that bullying of any kind, I strongly disagree with it,” adds Ireland in an interview taped in July.
The Daily Caller also stated:
Former supermodel Kathy Ireland has come to the defense of Melania Trump and praised her for her anti-bullying efforts.
“She’s [the first lady’s] doing a wonderful job,” the 56-year-old model/actress turned author shared in a newly released interview for an episode of Yahoo Finance’s “Influencers with Andy Serwer,” per Yahoo.com in a piece published Thursday of Melania.
“I don’t think there is any time that bullying is OK for anybody,” she added. “There’s never a time when that’s OK.”
This wasn't the first time Kathy Ireland stood up for FLOTUS.
Last year, an interview with Boston Herald Radio, Ireland defended Melania against the hate shot her way targeted at her past modeling career, saying,
“It’s not OK for anybody to take swipes at anyone else. What message does that send to children? It dehumanizes people. You can disagree — that’s a freedom that we have and that’s wonderful — but to bully another human being is just unacceptable.”
Boston Herald has more details on this:
Former supermodel and global women’s rights advocate Kathy Ireland is defending Melania Trump from anyone who is shaming the new first lady for her past modeling career.
“It’s not OK for anybody to take swipes at anyone else,” Ireland said yesterday during an appearance on Boston Herald Radio. “What message does that send to children? It dehumanizes people. You can disagree — that’s a freedom that we have and that’s wonderful — but to bully another human being is just unacceptable.”
Ireland’s comments came after Daily Beast columnist David Cay Johnston accused Melania Trump of doing “very sneaky porn” while analyzing President Trump’s tax documents from 2005 on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” The comment prompted the MSNBC anchor to cut him off, saying, “Hey, hey, hey,” and was met with a wave of backlash on social media.