Melania Trump, Betsy DeVos to denounce bullying in MI school visit

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"If you are going to pick anything, that's an interesting thing for Melania to pick considering, well, I mean, all the insults", Scarborough said dryly, alluding to her husband, the President of the United States.

"It's very important that we choose kindness and compassion", Trump continued.

"Ms Trump is independent and acts independently from her husband".

Secretary of education Betsy DeVos also joined Mrs Trump at the school.

"As part of my ongoing commitment to the overall well-being of children, I am looking forward to today's visit", Trump shared in a White House statement.

During her visit, Mrs. Trump will spend time in the school's Viking Huddle Class, a 6th grade classroom that focuses on social emotional learning. "It's not about politics, it's not about left, right, it's about this one time opportunity for our students to have a story that they can tell".

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The first lady is making good on her promise earlier this year to launch a campaign to combat bullying.

Co-host Willie Geist said the first lady's efforts showed an "obvious level of hypocrisy", but he said she had chosen an important issue to address. "Don't let anyone sit alone", Stephanie Grisham, Trump's communications director, wrote in a tweet attributing the quote to Trump. But it's also another solo event for the first lady, who previously was only rarely spotted-and even then, mainly alongside the president. Grisham told the outlet that Trump is trying to be careful with taxpayer money, so she has been "focusing on quality over quantity" in the hiring process.

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"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.

Next week, though, the first lady will accompany the president on a trip to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii.