According to The Hill, first lady Melania Trump has criticized the media for not focusing enough on important stories, such as the country’s opioid epidemic. She spoke in Las Vegas during a three-state tour for her “Be Best” campaign. The campaign raises awareness about the opioid epidemic as well as issues affecting children.
"I challenge the press to devote as much time to the lives lost and the potential lives that could be saved by dedicating the same amount of coverage that you do to idle gossip or trivial stories," Trump said. "When we see breaking news on TV or the front pages of newspapers, it is my hope that it can be about how many lives we were able to save through education and honest dialogue," she added.
Trump engaged in a Q&A with former Fox News host Eric Bolling, a supporter of the Trump administration’s effort to combat the opioid epidemic. Bolling’s son died from an overdose.
"I wish the media would talk about more and educate more children, also adults, parents, about the opioid crisis that we have in the United States," Melania said. "They do it already, but I think not enough."
Melania has criticized the media in the past for its coverage of her, claiming that reporters focus too much on “unimportant” matters.