First Lady Melania Trump on Friday slammed the “politically motivated decision” of a Silicon Valley-based school to deny scholarship dollars to deserving students who would have been financially supported by Mrs. Trump’s Fostering the Future charity initiative.
Mrs. Trump commented on the matter in an official statement shared on her website: “Obviously, I was disappointed but not surprised. This is not the first time where politics got in the way of my mission to support children.”
The First Lady’s dedication to helping children began during her time in the White House while her husband served as the 45th President of the United States. As previously reported by RSBN, Melania kick-started the Be Best initiative to “focus on some of the major issues facing children today, with the goal of encouraging children to BE BEST in their individual paths, while also teaching them the importance of social, emotional, and physical health.”
In February, an article from Raw Story accused Mrs. Trump of being investigated for “skirting charity laws” in Florida, which Melania called “dishonest reporting,” and the machinations of the “typical corrupt media.”
Melania further addressed her charity work, which has expanded to focus on the foster care community through Fostering the Future, a Be Best initiative: “Fostering the Future will work to secure educational opportunities and scholarships for children. Scholarship recipients will learn in a supportive environment, gaining knowledge critical to realizing job security within the technology sector.”
Additionally, the First Lady directly addressed the never-ending negative reporting from the legacy media surrounding her charitable efforts for children in a powerful and stark statement:
“Supporting children is not, and should never be, part of a political agenda. Imagine the opportunities we could create if we all worked together to support our children and committed to helping them fulfill their hopes and dreams…Those who attack my initiatives and create the appearance of impropriety are quite literally dream killers. They have canceled the hopes and dreams of children by trying to cancel me.”Statement by Melania Trump
Regardless of the media’s negative coverage of Mrs. Trump’s dedication to charitable work for children and foster children, many supporters of the First Lady and President Trump applaud her efforts. She vowed to “do whatever it takes” to “continue to support our children.”