Florida Student Calls Out First Lady

Lauren Hogg says Melania Trump should stop Donald Jr. from cyberbullying her family
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2018 6:36 AM CST
Florida Student Calls Out First Lady
First lady Melania Trump arrives for a news conference with President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

First lady Melania Trump has a mission to end cyber bullying. A 14-year-old survivor of the Florida school shooting thinks she ought to start with her own-stepson. Lauren Hogg delivered the critical tweet Friday, and it revolves around her older brother, David, who has emerged as an outspoken proponent of gun control after the shooting at his high school. Conspiracy theorists have floated all kinds of things about David Hogg, including that he's a "crisis actor" or has been coached by his father, a former FBI agent, and Donald Trump Jr. liked several of the critical posts, per the Hill.

Lauren Hogg tweeted that the first lady should have had a "convo" with Trump Jr. "before he liked a post about a false conspiracy theory, which in turn put a target on my back and created a safe space for people all over the world to call me and my family horrific things that constantly re-victimizes us and our community?" In a second tweet, she added that "I’m 14 I should never have had to deal with any of this and even though I thought it couldn’t get worse it has because of your family." (One GOP aide was fired over the "actors" theory.)

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