Melania blasted for Labor Day tweet lauding American workforce: 'Exactly what kind of work were you doing?'

'Don't just thank them, pay them what they are worth and make sure they are properly protected from the Trump virus'


                            Melania blasted for Labor Day tweet lauding American workforce: 'Exactly what kind of work were you doing?'
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Melania Trump got slammed for commemorating Labor Day this year with a tweet that appreciated the hard work being put in by Americans even in such "unprecedented times."

"This #LaborDay, we recognize & celebrate the hard-working American workforce. Thank you for all you have done to keep our country moving, even in the most unprecedented times," she tweeted, attaching the official White House proclamation marking the occasion and was immediately met with a barrage of negative reactions from people who questioned the kind of work she put in from her side to help her husband run the country. 



 

Here are a few of the reactions: 

"Sacrifice! What sacrifice has one person in that family made? They have made millions and millions off their criminal dealings since he’s been in office!"



 

"No one in this family has ever known a hard day's work."



 

"And they are actually known for using and abusing hard-working people. They disgust me when they share this propaganda."



 

"Really hard spending someone else's money. She’s all about the $$$$"



 

"Exactly what kind of work were you doing when you first met the #OrangeTurd?"



 

"I'm sure these hard-working Americans would like a livable wage instead of some fake acknowledgment."



 

"Don't just thank them, pay them what they are worth and make sure they are properly protected from the Trump virus."



 

"They wouldn't be 'unprecedented' if we had someone else running it."



 

However, not everyone criticized her tweet, as there were those who acknowledged the contribution made by the first lady. "Love this!!! Thank you for all you have done for the great USA!! All the sacrifices you and your family have made for the betterment of our nation!!! We are so thankful for you and your family!!! Keep up the AMAZING work!!" one of them wrote. 



 

Another said: "Thank YOU for working so hard not only as FLOTUS but also in being a wife and mom to your family!!! Hard days and I can't imagine the stress you all live with daily."



 

A third commented: "Behind every Great Man stands a Great Woman. You have the grace of a white swan, the beauty of the sunrise and the courage of a honey badger. It is apparent that you have been through the fires of hell and emerged a brilliant diamond. Champion of children."



 

President Donald Trump's statement in the proclamation read: "On Labor Day, we recognize and celebrate the workers of our great Nation. The American workforce is the best in the world and, since day one of my Administration, I have been standing up for the American worker.  As recent global challenges have tested our mettle, the dedication of our workforce has once again proven that Americans’ resolve will never be overcome. Today, we celebrate all workers, across every sector of our economy, whose efforts have never been more appreciated than in recent months."

The statement gave a shoutout to the essential workers who worked tirelessly to keep the communities going amid the health crisis. "In particular, we celebrate every American who has worked tirelessly to ensure we maintain our way of life in this unprecedented time. These vital workers include medical professionals, grocery store and pharmacy clerks, farmers, meatpackers, truckers, factory workers, and the many employees who are important to the supply chain that makes essential goods and medications accessible to all Americans. Essential workers and volunteers like these and others have enabled my Administration to respond swiftly to the coronavirus pandemic and have safeguarded the prospects of countless American businesses and the lives and personal health of millions of people," it said.

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