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Melania urges young Americans to make cards for grandparents, people say 'old guy' Trump should get one too

Melania Trump told young Americans to show colorful greeting cards to their grandparents so that they stay happy
UPDATED MAR 30, 2020
(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

After days of staying mum on the raging coronavirus pandemic, Melania Trump has been tweeting up a storm online ever since she broke her silence. And some of her recent posts of "concern" is not going down well with Americans. 

On Saturday, March 28, the first lady encouraged the youngsters of her nation to stay in touch with their grandparents and elderly relatives even as they comply with the protocols of social distancing amid the ongoing global pandemic. 

"Many elderly people are unable to receive visitors right now & while this will all be temporary, I encourage children to create colorful cards or pictures & show them to their loved ones via FaceTime. The thought would mean a lot & bring a smile to many faces!" she captioned the retweet of a CDC post, which warned people, "Don’t put family at risk for #COVID19 by visiting them in person. Call grandparents or invite them to a video chat. Keep your loved ones safe by staying connected while physically distant #PhysicalDistance #TogetherAlone".

As her post came amid the news that the United States had beaten every other nation to become the country with the most number of reported cases of the virus, a number of social media users were not in the mood to listen to her uplifting message.

One user dug up the picture of Melania's infamous green jacket that said, 'I really don't care, do you?' that created waves of controversy in 2018. "You and Ivanka. I swear. She’s all let’s make a tent fort for a sleepover. You’re all let’s make pretty cards. We need more of Donald (dad) you’re killing everyone just stop and help. But that cool green jacket says it all doesn’t it? Stay off twitter. You offer nothing helpful," the user wrote.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the White House Historical Association Dinner in the East Room of the White House on May 15, 2019 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

A couple of others were quick to take a dig at President Donald Trump's age and his relationship with the FLOTUS. "So, how many weeks or months have you been avoiding the OLD GUY?" one wrote, while another said, "Donald Trump is a elderly person... He should not have visitors at the White House... Trump's Children should make colourful Cards and Pictures & show it to him and hopefully bring an HONEST Smile to his face... I bet it will be a first..."

Taking issue with the way the Trump administration was handling the health crisis, another person snapped at Melania, telling her to take her own advice. "Make sure you send letters to your grandparents in Florida before they die because their Republican Gov & POTUS has decided we should prioritize GDP over their lives," the user wrote. 

In other tweets, Melania thanked the US Navy, military and the first responders who are working tirelessly to heal a nation, all the while battling with the deadly virus threat themselves.

"As the #USNSComfort hospital ships off to New York today, we are reminded of the selfless acts of courage our @USNavy medical personnel & crew are doing to ensure all Americans stay healthy & safe as we fight the spread of #COVID19," she wrote in one tweet, while in another, she said, "Thank you to everyone in the military for your every day courage!"

In a third tweet, she wrote: "On behalf of the entire nation - thank you to all of the front line responders - especially nurses, doctors & volunteers- we thank & salute you for all that you are doing in these trying times. We will get through this as one country united!"