First lady Melania Trump honored with ‘Woman of Distinction’ award

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump touted her “Be Best” program and the Trump administration’s battle against the opioid crisis as she accepted an award from a Florida Christian college. 

The first lady told the 550 attendees at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s “Women of Distinction” luncheon Wednesday that her anti-cyberbullying and anti-drug abuse initiative has been a success. 

She said the program is teaching children respect and that the Trump administration’s efforts have led to the first drop in U.S. opioid deaths in three decades. 

The 2,500-student university says it honored the first lady for her compassion and kindness, calling her a worldwide role model.

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