First Lady Melania Trump was booed on Tuesday as she addressed an audience of middle and high school students about the opioid crisis as part of the B’More Youth Summit at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore County Event Center.
The DEA-sponsored event was also sponsored by the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and was part of Trump’s “Be Best” campaign. During the event, Trump encouraged youth to educate themselves and the people around them about the dangers of opioids.
“I am in this fight with you and I am fighting for you,” Trump said. “I know each one of you has hopes and dreams for the future, whether it is college, joining the military, or playing a sport, your future will be determined by the choices you make.”
“Using drugs will only slow you down and prevent you from achieving those goals,” she added. President Donald Trump announced earlier this week that he would donate his third quarter salary to fighting opioid abuse and addiction.
The boos by students were mixed with cheers as Melania Trump took the stage and gave her speech.
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