First lady Melania Trump to make solo trip to Africa

Her husband, President Donald Trump, continued his attacks Monday morning on Twitter, this time aimed at John Brennan ("the worst Central Intelligence Agency director in our country's history"), Bob Mueller ("disgraced and discredited"), and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr ("a total joke").

Grisham also tweeted, "Rather than dissecting her remarks, let's focus on the countless children who struggle w bullying & online safety each day".

President TrumpDonald John TrumpArizona GOP Senate candidate defends bus tour with far-right activist Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in "Handmaid's Tale" costume Bomb in deadly Yemen school bus attack was manufactured by United States firm: report MORE reportedly discouraged Melania from focusing on social media in her anti-bullying initiative, according to the New York Times.

"Bullying is an impediment that must be addressed and stopped, and it has no place in our communities", she said.

Melania Trump made no mention of the president in her brief remarks at the outset of Monday's conference in Rockville, Md.

"She is aware of the criticism, but it will not deter her from doing what she feels is right", Grisham said.

"This will be my first time traveling to Africa and I am excited to educate myself on the issues facing children throughout the continent, while also learning about its rich culture and history", the first lady said in a statement.

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Trump also emphasized that children who use social media should be included in conversations about potential solutions.

"The elephant in the room is the cyberbullying that her husband, the president, engages in on a daily basis", Harlow said.

She has acknowledged both the positive and negative impacts of social media.

First Lady Melania Trump delivered a speech Monday morning at the Cyberbullying Prevention Summit in Rockville, Maryland, ironically telling participants how children are more aware of the pitfalls of social media than some adults.

"Girlfriend's lack of self-awareness & any sense of shame for her husband's use of the Presidency to bully others, is hard to ignore", tweeted political strategist and CNN commentator Ana Navarro.

Speaking out as part of her Be Best campaign, Mrs. Trump said children often are more aware than adults of the dangers of social media.

Her only other solo global trip came last September, when she flew to Toronto for a day and joined Britain's Prince Harry for an Olympic-style athletic competition he established for wounded service members and veterans. And I give him my opinion. She rejected his advice, and publicly said she was willing to face the criticism.

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