Melania Trump to address bullying in surprise trip to MI

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US First lady Melania Trump highlighted prevention of school bullying, with a stop at a MI middle school where she chatted with students in a sixth-grade class working on an activity about social isolation and inclusion, a media report said.

It was part of the kickoff to the "Week of Inclusion" which is part of National Bullying Prevention Month.

The two also visited the cafeteria at Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield, Mich, to highlight the "No One Eats Alone" campaign.

President Trump is well-known for name-calling and other tactics that many describe as bullying.

"I encourage you to find a new friend and eat lunch with a new friend", Trump said to the cafeteria of seventh and eighth graders.

"I always say no drugs, no alcohol, no cigarettes, right?"

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Secretary of education Betsy DeVos also joined Mrs Trump at the school. "By our own example, we must teach children to be good stewards of the world they will inherit".

First lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to a middle school in Detroit on Monday morning to kick off the White House's "Week of Inclusion".

"In my opinion this was the flawless place to come because this is what America is about, watching students and people of different backgrounds come together, that's what we strive for here", Morrison Borders, principal, said.

Officials with the campaign say social isolation is often the precondition to the bullying, teasing and violence in schools and communities. "Don't let anyone sit alone", Stephanie Grisham, Trump's communications director, wrote in a tweet attributing the quote to Trump.

"It was great. Our kids had a great opportunity", Borders said.

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