Cardi B, AOC, Lizzo and More Post Strong Reactions to the Presidential Debate
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In an almost unbelievable twist of irony, Melania Trump began October by sharing a PSA for National Substance Abuse Prevention Month (or National Substance Use Prevention Month, as her Twitter caption mistakenly identifies it).
Staring directly at the camera, the first lady explains the importance of teaching young people about the dangers of drug use through her Be Best initiative.
This October I am honoring National Substance Use Prevention Month by joining @ONDCP to highlight the dedicated efforts of our Nation's youth to encourage healthy drug-free lives. Share how you are helping your community using #BeDrugFree - we look forward to hearing from you! pic.twitter.com/DiMTCsk9Si
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 1, 2020
Twitter users immediately called Melania out for her and her family’s hypocrisy following remarks Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. made about Hunter Biden’s addiction struggles earlier this week.
To @FLOTUS: Your husband mocked Hunter Biden's cocaine addiction at the debate on Tuesday and your stepson, his namesake called him "crackhead Hunter" yesterday.
You asked for my feedback, so here it is: "Charity begins at home." #BeDrugFree https://t.co/hsJTCnuEUS
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) October 1, 2020
Nothing emptier than sending this message just after Donald Trump and Donald Trump Junior mocked Hunter Biden for his addiction struggles.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 1, 2020
Your husband just used addiction as a weapon to attack a political opponent’s son who is in recovery, your son in law has been referring to him as a “crack-head” on air and in public too
Your family shames people who are suffering from addiction issues.
Take a permanent seat. https://t.co/DOI4mOCbnY
— ᎠᏌNᎬᎷYᎢᎻᎪNᏩ™️ (@Kris_Sacrebleu) October 1, 2020
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) October 1, 2020
During the presidential debate on Tuesday night, Trump interrupted former Vice President Joe Biden’s anecdote about his late son, Beau, to crudely mock Biden’s younger son, Hunter.
“Are you talking about Hunter?” the president interjected. “Hunter got thrown out of the military. He was thrown out, dishonorably discharged for cocaine use — he didn’t have a job until you became vice president, and once you became vice president, he made a fortune.” Not only are these assertions factually incorrect, but they shame Hunter for his addiction.
Biden responded, “My son, like a lot of people, like a lot of people you know at home, had a drug problem. He’s fixed it, he’s worked on it. And I’m proud of him. I’m proud of my son.”
The following day, Trump’s eldest son referred to Hunter in a radio interview as “crackhead Hunter.”