First lady Melania Trump carried on with her “Be Best” initiative, hosting a group of students at the White House to watch a movie highlighting the importance of kindness, after her husband spent the last week hurling insults at his critics.

Trump hosted about 30 local sixth-grade students in the White House theater on Tuesday to watch “Wonder,” a film about a young boy with a facial deformity who is bullied at school. The film was chosen because of its message of choosing kindness, the first lady’s office said. Trump picked the film herself but had not yet seen it.

Trump asked the students how they showed their peers kindness and then encouraged them to respect each other in person and online.

"As you may know, October is National Bullying Prevention Month and I encourage everybody to be kind to each other, to treat each other with respect in every day life and social media. Can you do that?” she said.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos also attended the screening. Both she and Trump were expected to watch the entire film with the students.

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Trump drew criticism earlier this month when she said in an interview with ABC News that she wanted her “Be Best” initiative to focus on combating cyberbullying in part because she’s one of the most bullied people in the world.

“I could say I’m the most bullied person in the world,” she said. “One of them, if you really see what people [are] saying about me.”

The first lady’s anti-bullying efforts have been overshadowed by her husband’s frequent attacks on his foes. At a rally in Montana on Thursday, President Trump hailed Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte for body-slamming a reporter in 2017. On Twitter, he has referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as “Pocahontas” and porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had a tryst with the president, as “horseface.”

The first lady has acknowledged she’s aware of the skepticism, but said it won’t stop her from trying to combat the issue.