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Melania Trump urges followers to donate to Ukrainians, wary Internet 'not ready to click on link'

Melania Trump urged her 2 million Twitter followers to donate to the International Committee of the Red Cross in support of Ukraine on Monday
Melania Trump urges followers to help Ukrainian (Chip Somodevilla/Gaelle Girbes/Getty Images)
Melania Trump urges followers to help Ukrainian (Chip Somodevilla/Gaelle Girbes/Getty Images)

Melania Trump has finally opened up about the Russia-Ukraine crisis. In a tweet on Monday, February 28, the former First Lady called Russia's attack on Ukraine, 'heartbreaking' and 'horrific'. The former first lady urged her Twitter followers to donate to the International Committee of the Red Cross in support of Ukraine.  

In the tweet, Melania shares her thoughts and prayers for the Ukrainian people. She further calls for donations to the Red Cross, which will use the funds to respond to urgent humanitarian needs. Melania said, "It is heartbreaking and horrific to see innocent people suffering, my thoughts and prayers are with the Ukrainian people." And, Melania who was also born in Slovenia, added "Please, if you can, donate to help them @ICRC".


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The tweet is the former model’s first public statement about Russia’s military offensive against Ukraine since it began last week. She has been keeping a relatively low social media profile since her husband left office, tweeting only occasionally.

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump speaks during a roundtable on sickle cell disease in the State Dining Room of the White House on September 14, 2020.
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Melania's remarks directly contrast with former President Donald Trump's statement, during which he praised Vladimir Putin's plan to invade Ukraine, calling it 'genius.' While speaking on a conservative podcast, the 45th President insisted that Russian troops would never have advanced if he was still in office.

A group of people hold signs at the front of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry during a protest calling for the European Union to impose additional sanctions against Russia on February 21, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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He wrote in a statement, "If properly handled, there was absolutely no reason that the situation currently happening in Ukraine should have happened at all."

Melania's tweet is stirring up quite a commotion on Twitter, some are very happy with her remark and are praising her. A user commented on her tweet, "Thank you, Mrs. Trump, for your support. That means a lot to Ukrainian people. God bless you 🙏🏻❤️". Another said, "It breaks my heart too and I miss seeing the most compassionate and beautiful First Lady we’ve ever had. Ohio misses you and President Trump." "I love you Melania ❤️ we miss you and Donald so much this would have never happened", another added. A user also tweeted, "Thank you lady Melania your prayers for me and my people Ukrainian. Hard time in life war with Russia but your help this very good.God bless you Melania!"





However, there are some who are wary about the donation link that she put in her tweet, wondering it might be an unregistered charity, which, might not help Ukraine's people but might go into Trump's pockets. A user commented, "How do you plan to steal these donations?". "Is there a more direct way to donate that skips the Trump's ? not sure we can trust that link", another wrote.

"How much did you donate, Melania?That's what we thought", a user tweeted.  Another also said, "I will donate to a fund actually helping Ukranian people. Not to a fund for legal fees, loan repayments, spa treatments, new "kidneys, or a lavish life style. My money will actually get to people who need it!"

Some also commented about her husband, Donald Trump supporting Putin saying that her tweeting about such stuff does not mean anything, a user wrote, "You don’t get to sit by and support your sugar daddy while he praises Putin and then tweet this nonsense out."






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