First lady Melania Trump honored by Christian college

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First lady Melania Trump speaks at the Women of Distinction Luncheon hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic University, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Palm Beach, Fla. The university presented Trump with its “Women of Distinction” award. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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 accepts 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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