Melania Trump Urges Media To Focus On Important Stories Like Opioid Crisis

During her 'Be Best' campaign, the First Lady urged the media to cover real issues like the opioid epidemic

  • Melania Trump spoke yesterday during the last day of her “Be Best” campaign.
  • The First Lady lamented the deaths of 72,000 Americans in 2017 alone from overdoses.
  • Melania Trump challenged the press to devote as much time to the lost lives and potential lives saved as they do “idle gossip.”
  • The First Lady sat down with former Fox News host Eric Bolling, whose son died of an overdose, for a Q & A session.

The First Lady spoke at an event in Las Vegas as part of her three-state tour for her “Be Best” campaign that raised awareness about the opioid crisis.

Melania Trump’s “Be Best” campaign focuses on the major issues affecting America’s youth, including social media use and opioid abuse.

The First Lady spoke about the many lives lost – 72,000 in 2017 alone – and hoped in the future the media would focus as much time on educating parents and children about opioid abuse as they do trivial stories.

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Yvonne Burton