Melania branded 'fake robot' for unemotional video as Twitter pines for Michelle's 'heart and personality'
Melania Trump has been slammed for her "robotic" addressed to the nation on National Day of Prayer, wherein she urged fellow citizens to "keep faith in God" amid the ongoing health crisis across the world.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May when people are typically asked to "turn to God in prayer and meditation". Although the video posted on the first lady's Twitter profile was meant to assure the people to not give up hope in such trying times, the impact of the message fell short due to her monotonous delivery.
"In these uncertain times, I know it is hard not to gather in your places of worship," she said in the video, dressed in all-white and sitting on a couch in the White House. "But we must keep our faith in God and pray for the courage and knowledge that better days are ahead of us. We will soon return to work, and send our children back to school again. We will return to our places of worship to reunite with loved ones, attend sporting events and gather with friends to share some laughter."
She further added: "Our dear citizens, through prayer and faith, we will get through this together. I am so proud of the way all of you have responded to this crisis. When we reach out to our Lord, let us remember: I can do everything through Him, who gives me strength. God bless you all, and God bless the United States of America."
After delivering the entire speech with a poker face, the mother-of-one flashed a slight smile after concluding her message. Needless to say, the lack of compassion and empathy in her voice did not go unnoticed by people, who flocked to the comments section of her post to slam her.
"What the hell is this? Have we gone full dystopia here? Does no one see how weird this is?" one said, while another said, "Everything about this video is creepy..."
A third added: "Prayer for those needing health care that the administration will have some empathy.
Unfortunately, your voice is not heard when your spouse sends a divided message. God knows and we know that God is our deliverance."
A fourth commented: "She has no emotions just like a robot. I wonder how many times they have to turn the knob on her back to make her speak."
Another user compared Melania's speech to the speeches delivered by when she was the first lady.
"Ugh I can't even watch this woman. We went from Michelle Obama who had so much heart and personality to this fake robot," the user wrote.
"Melania’s videos look like hostage vids," another added.
This is not the first time that the FLOTUS has faced the public wrath for the content she has uploaded on social media. She was mocked last month for saying she had contacted her Italian counterpart to offer her condolences for those who have died in the pandemic in the European country - after the United States topped the global chart for the most number of reported coronavirus cases in a country.