Hillary Clinton says Melania Trump should look 'closer to home' on cyber bullying
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader Clinton says it meant 'great deal' to hold inauguration weeks after riot MORE has some advice for first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpNational Archives launches official Trump presidential library online Trump extended Secret Service protection for family members in final days in office: report Harris, Emhoff bid Pences farewell from Capitol steps 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 TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds 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.