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Melania Trump BOOED at opioid summit in Baltimore after president called city ‘rodent infested mess’

Melania Trump is BOOED at opioid summit in Baltimore after president called majority-black city a ‘rat and rodent infested mess’

  • Melania Trump was booed when she spoke about the battle with opioid addiction at a Youth Summit in Baltimore 
  • She was loudly booed by the audience of middle and high school students 
  • President Donald Trump has been a critic of the majority-black city, calling it a ‘rat and rodent infested mess’ 
  • Speaking with the aid of a teleprompter, Melania Trump didn’t veer from her remarks or appear to react to the jeers 
  • ‘I’m in this fight with you and I’m fighting for you,’ she said 

Melania Trump was booed when she spoke about the battle with opioid addiction at a Youth Summit in Baltimore Tuesday.

The first lady was loudly booed by the audience of middle and high school students for about a minute when she walked on stage and again when she concluded her short remarks.

Students also talked loudly over her when she addressed them.  

President Donald Trump has been a critic of the majority-black city, calling it a ‘rat and rodent infested mess.’

Melania Trump was booed when she spoke about the battle with opioid addiction at a Youth Summit in Baltimore

The first lady smiled and waved to the crowd, despite the boos

The first lady smiled and waved to the crowd, despite the boos

It was in July the president tweeted his criticism of the city, calling it a place where ‘no human being would want to live.’

Melania was speaking at the B’MORE Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

She smiled and waved to the crowd despite the boos.  

More than 2,500 middle and high school students were scheduled to participate in Baltimore’s largest youth summit on opioid awareness but the auditorium was about half full. 

Fighting opioid addiction is one of the three pillars of the first lady’s Be Best campaign.

Speaking with the aid of a teleprompter, Melania Trump didn’t veer from her remarks or appear to react to the jeers.

‘We are here today to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic in our country and to educate young lives on how to live a drug-free life. Addiction and drug abuse are universal issues– they do not discriminate based on income, age, race or where you live,’ she said in her five minutes of remarks.  

There were some cheers when the first lady took the stage and a few students yelled back ‘hi’ when she greeted them.

‘I’m in this fight with you and I’m fighting for you,’ she told them. 

She wished the students ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ before she left the stage.  

 

 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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