Ironically, Kellyanne Conway Speaks Out Against Bullying

“We need to lift each other up, and lead by example for children, who learn what they live.” -Kellyanne Conway

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway added her voice to the thousands who have shown support for Keaton Jones, a Tennessee middle-schooler whose video about being bullied recently went viral.

“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:

Many of the responses to Conway’s tweet pointed to actions by President Trump that have been criticized as “bullying,” including during the campaign trail when he was accused of physically mocking a disabled journalist.

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.

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