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  • The 48-year-old former model may be smarting from online and press mockery for her attire during last week's trip to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.

Washington

When asked in an interview why she chose cyber bullying as a pet cause, US President Donald Trump's wife had a surprising answer.

"I could say I'm the most bullied person on the world," Melania Trump told ABC News in an interview that took place during her trip this month to Africa.

When pressed, the US First Lady said that she could certainly be "one of them, if you really see what people saying about me."

That, she said, is "why my 'Be Best' initiative is focusing on social media and online behaviour."

ABC on Thursday released clips of the interview ahead of a longer piece set to air Friday.

The 48-year-old former model may be smarting from online and press mockery for her attire during last week's trip to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.

Her use of a white pith helmet while on safari in Kenya drew comparisons to a 19th century colonial administrator.

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