Billy Ray Cyrus thanks Melania Trump after meeting with family of cyberbullying victim
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Billy Ray Cyrus is thanking Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump beefs up impeachment defense with Dershowitz, Starr Trump welcomes LSU to the White House: 'Go Tigers' The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial MORE for meeting with him and the family of an alleged cyberbullying victim at the White House.

The "Achy Breaky Heart" and "Old Town Road" remix singer shared news of the visit with his more than 1.6 million Twitter followers on Tuesday.

Tennessee teenager Channing Smith reportedly killed himself in September after finding out that sexually explicit messages he had exchanged with another boy had allegedly been posted on social media by some of his classmates. Cyrus, 58, had performed at a memorial service for the 16-year-old.


Trump called Smith's death "tragic" and noted her work against cyberbullying in a Twitter post. 

When she launched her wide-ranging, child-focused "Be Best" initiative last year, the first lady said the campaign would focus on well-being, social media and opioid abuse.