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Melania’s Keynote Speech at Opioid Summit

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Tackling the Nation’s Drug Crisis 

“Finding solutions to our nation’s drug problem is something I care deeply about – especially when it comes to its negative effects on children & families,” said First Lady Melania Trump in a tweet today. “Thank you to @TheJusticeDept and AG Barr for your leadership in combating our nation’s drug crisis. #BeBest”

Melania Trump gave a keynote speech at the Department of Justice National Opioid Summit on Friday, March 6, to share the progress she’s made as part of her #BeBest program.

In 2017, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency. The first lady launched her #BeBest campaign in 2018, making opioid abuse one of the three pillars she chose to tackle. More specifically, the initiative brings attention to and helps educate individuals on opioid dependence, addiction, and abuse within families and in children.

Melania shared stories of her visits to hospitals and medical centers over her time as first lady, noting that “opioids have affected the lives of nearly 2.2 million children across the U.S.”

She also ensured the crowd of her commitment to her #BeBest cause, saying, “As first lady of the U.S., finding solutions to our nation’s drug problem is something I care deeply about, especially when it comes to its negative effects on children and families.” 

Keep scrolling to watch her speech, or click here

Important Updates


Announced Today: Free Coronavirus Testing

On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence announced that private insurance companies are now offering free coronavirus testing and treatment. Testing is currently available at LabCorp and Quest Diagnostic locations.

Pence is head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. 


A Reminder from Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump:

“While Americans must be vigilant, careful, and calm in response to Coronavirus, heeding all guidance and best practices, please make an extra effort to support small businesses in your community! We are all in this together, one nation!”

Lights, Camera, Action


MELANIA TRUMP decries Internet bullying, promotes #BeBest

Watch the first lady’s speech at the 2020 PTA Legislative Conference on March 10. The event will last through Thursday, March 12. 

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Kimberly Guilfoyle with her first husband, Eric Villency, at Johnnie Walker’s “Dressed To Kilt 2007” fashion show at Capitale in NYC | 2007

Kimberly Guilfoyle and Eric Villency walk the runway at Johnnie Walker’s “Dressed To Kilt 2007” fashion show at Capitale on April 2, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Credit: Peter Kramer/Getty Images

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