Melania Trump receives ‘Woman of Distinction’ award amid pushback

Melania Trump receives ‘Woman of Distinction’ award amid pushback
Melania Trump official White House portrait, detail. (Image: White House)

[Ed. – So deep is their hatred for the president that they can’t except recognition of the first lady for her good works.]

Melania Trump, who changed her primary residence to Palm Beach along with President Trump last year, said she was “grateful” to accept the award. According to the school’s website, the award is given to women “who cherish community and family and want to preserve these ideals for others.”

Trump went on to discuss her Be Best initiative, a campaign she launched two years ago that aims to tackle issues pertaining to children, like cyber bullying and opioid abuse.

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In announcing the recognition, the school said its “emphasis on encouraging the potential of each person aligns with Mrs. Trump’s platform as First Lady.”

Still, the move sparked pushback from some students and alumni who noted that the award is typically given to two women each year who have been involved in charitable efforts in the local community.

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