Hillary Clinton says Melania Trump should look 'closer to home' on cyber bullying
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAppeals court pauses 6-day extension for counting Wisconsin absentee ballots Trump, Pentagon collide over anti-diversity training push Sunday Shows: Trump's court pick dominates MORE has some advice for first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpWatchdog confirms State Dept. canceled award for journalist who criticized Trump Ginsburg becomes the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol Rabbi memorializes Ginsburg: Her dissents were 'blueprints for the future' MORE and her efforts against cyber bullying: "I think she should look closer to home."

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee weighed in on Trump's Be Best initiative — a children's wellness campaign the first lady launched in 2018 — in a Thursday interview on Bravo.

Clinton appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen to promote the Friday release of the Hulu documentary "Hillary."


One of the platforms of the first lady's wide-ranging Be Best initiative tackles children's cyber bullying. Some critics have mocked her focus on online incivility, citing President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Ocasio-Cortez: Trump contributed less in taxes 'than waitresses and undocumented immigrants' Third judge orders Postal Service to halt delivery cuts MORE's frequent insults and attacks on his political opponents on Twitter.

"It is not news or surprising to me that critics in the media have chosen to ridicule me for speaking out on this issue and that’s OK," Melania Trump, mom to 13-year-old Barron, said in 2018.

"I remain committed to tackling this topic because it will provide a better world for our children," Trump, 49, said at the time.

Clinton, 72, also steered clear of a question from a "Watch What Happens Live" viewer about the body language of the first lady and the president.

"What do you make of Melania always swatting Trump's hand away when he tries to hold her hand?" the viewer asked.

Social media users have pounced on clips in the past that appear to show Trump brushing her husband's hand away on various occasions.

"I am the last person to comment on anybody's relationship," Clinton replied with a grin.

The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about Clinton's remarks.