“We need to lift each other up, and lead by example for children, who learn what they live,” she tweeted. “If your heart breaks watching and hearing this boy's pain, think twice before causing or adding to another’s.”
While the sentiment of her words is appreciable, Twitter users were quick to note the apparent irony of that sentiment:
First Lady Melania Trump received similar criticism after choosing online bullying as her special cause.
She has also faced criticism for not calling out her husband for his rhetoric, including his use of derisive nicknames for other politicians.