Florida Shooting Survivor Lashes Out At Melania Trump, ‘Tell Your Step-Son To Stop Bullying Me’

One of the survivors of the Florida school shooting called out Melania Trump on Twitter Friday, asking her to have a conversation with Donald Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., if her platform is to combat cyberbullying.

“Hey @FLOTUS you say that your mission as First Lady is to stop cyberbullying, well then, don’t you think it would have been smart to have a convo with your step-son @DonaldJTrumpJr before he liked a post about a false conspiracy theory which in turn put a target on my back,” Lauren Hogg wrote Friday.

She said Trump Jr.’s actions have made other people believe that it’s acceptable to call Hogg and her family “horrific things that constantly re-victimizes us and our community.”

Hogg then blamed the Trump family for making her situation worse.

“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,” she wrote.

Conspiracy theorists have accused Hogg’s brother, David, of being “coached” by his father, a former FBI agent, to call for stricter gun regulations. David Hogg has also been accused of being a paid “crisis actor.”

Rebecca Boldrick, the mother of Lauren and David, told the Washington Post that the conspiracy theories circulating online have led to death threats against her family.

Trump Jr. “liked” two tweets earlier this week peddling the conspiracy theories about David Hogg and his former FBI agent father. He approved of a similar tweet a day after the mass shooting that appeared to blame the FBI for the massacre.

Nicole James
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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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