Melania tells students Trump is doing 'everything he can' for them, gets roasted: 'He's done absolutely ZERO'
'The President and I are with you...Run children!! Run!!!!' wrote a user while another said 'What easy words to say. Yet, no evidence that either she or the president are supportive (or interested) in any way'
First Lady Melania Trump has come under fire on social media after users called her out on her CNN appearance speech. On Thursday, May 21, while making an appearance in a pre-recorded CNN Coronavirus Town Hall, Melania shared that she is "proud" of students and their "determination" to get through the current coronavirus pandemic that will "define their generation for years to come". During her first solo broadcast address to the country, Melania said, "These changes were not easy, but you have been so strong and I am proud of the examples you have become. So, thank you for helping your families, your friends, your communities and our country to stay healthy and safe during these unusual times."
"Thank you for keeping up your studies and learning in new ways," she added. "These are important and healthy habits that we can all easily practice, and they are a reminder that we will only get through this with patience, compassion, and care. Tonight, please know, that the President and I are with you during these challenging times and we continue to do everything we can to support you," she shared. The 50-year-old's speech was met with a lot of backlash on social media.
Melania had launched the Be Best program that aims to focus on the well being of children. She had urged students to read, play sports, help around the house, and "make sure you are being your best self." While discussing children's health in a call on Wednesday, she said, "Whether in quarantine or on the front lines of the fight against the virus, many Americans — including children — are experiencing an increase in anxiety, depression, loneliness, isolation, and fear," her office revealed.
Many Twitter users took to commenting on her CNN speech, calling out the First Lady. One such user shared, "You and trump have done absolutely ZERO to support students." A second user wrote, "Bringing a whole new meaning to ‘composed’. Not a single original thought, not her natural speech, and pretending to be in it with us." "The President and I are with you...Run children!! Run!!!!" wrote a third. "What easy words to say. Yet, no evidence that either she or the president are supportive (or interested) in any way," shared a user.
Another user commented, "@FLOTUS List 5 ways you showed you were "with" kids during these challenging times." Melania had filmed the address at the White House and has recorded several PSAs during the pandemic. During these PSAs she had offered some tips to stay healthy and get through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. She also urged Americans to follow CDC guidelines. Towards the end of last month, Melania had taken to Twitter to ask the public to be careful and continue social distancing as the country started to slowly reopen.
She had taken to Twitter to share, "As some states slowly start to open businesses, please be sure to check CDC guidelines, continue to practice social distancing and wear a face cover. We need to make sure we slowly get back to normal while still fighting to keep the virus suppressed." However, Melania herself has not been sporting a mask while making appearances along with her husband at events over the past month.