She might not do it as frequently as her husband, but every time first lady Melania Trump tweets, Twitter users everywhere make sure she regrets it.
On Friday afternoon, Melania Trump shared a photo on Twitter of herself and President Trump alongside the Chinese president, Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan. The photo included the following seemingly innocuous caption:
Wonderful visit from the President of the People’s Republic of #China, Xi Jinping & Madame Peng Liyuan.’
While there was nothing blatantly offensive about the tweet, commenters couldn’t help but point out its poor timing — shortly after the President ordered an attack on a Syrian airbase.
While reminding everyone of the Syrian attack, these Twitter users took things a step further by pointing out President Trump’s hypocrisy in expressing sympathy for the Syrian people while still refusing to allow them to enter the country.
In addition to commenting on the Syria crisis, many other people couldn’t help but point out the fact that Melania rarely appears alongside the President.
Meanwhile, others brought up the astronomical costs that Melania Trump is racking up while she continues to live in Trump Tower instead of the White House.
Melania’s decision to reside in Trump Tower with her son, Barron, has caused outrage throughout the country, especially after it was revealed that New Yorkers are paying $308,000 a day for Mrs. Trump and her son’s security.
A petition has even been launched calling for Melania to either move out of Trump Tower or start paying the exorbitant costs herself. The Change.org petition, which now has more than half a million signatures, argues that the money spent on keeping Melania safe in New York could be put to better use.
‘The U.S. taxpayer is paying an exorbitant amount of money to protect the First Lady in Trump Tower, located in New York City. As to help relieve the national debt, this expense yields no positive results for the nation and should be cut from being funded.’
The petition can be signed here; hopefully those who expressed their anger about Mrs. Trump’s living arrangement on Twitter have also signed it.