Melania asks people to test their 'White House knowledge' amid shortage of coronavirus testing kits, gets slammed
First Lady Melania, on Friday, April 17, tweeted a White House-themed word puzzle, stating that it was "a great way to bond with your loved ones," amid the social distancing measures enforced in certain regions of the United States to curb the spread of coronavirus.
"While spending family time together, the White House Word Search is a great way to bond with your loved ones while testing your #WhiteHouse knowledge," the First Lady tweeted. She also posted a picture of the word search puzzle along with it, which had a list of cues like "First Family," "East Wing," "Oval Office," and "FLOTUS" to be searched for in the puzzle.
Although some saw the puzzle in a positive light, there were many who slammed the FLOTUS, reminding her that there was another kind of test that was desperately required more in the country. The critics were referring to the novel coronavirus detection kits which are reportedly scarce in the country.
Social media users also accused the first lady of being insensitive and attempting to distract from her husband President Donald Trump's chaotic and widely criticized response to the coronavirus crisis which has claimed more than 37,000 lives nationwide as of Saturday morning.
One user wrote: "This is a joke right? Are you so fu**ing out of touch with the struggles going on in this country that this is what you propose? You have no idea that there are millions of Americans out of work and not the last thing that they are thinking about is doing a fucking word search."
While another said: "Sorry but a BeBest word search is not a great way to bond with loved ones, especially when so many cannot be with their loved ones while they are hospitalized or dead." A third wrote: "Oh cool we got word searches but no tests," referring to the coronavirus testing kits.
"Is the White House word search to find the 50 words Trump knows, or the 50 ways Trump has betrayed our country? Either way, it is not possible for me to be bored enough to want to do this," another user wrote.
One Twitter user responded to Melania's tweet, writing: "Is this a joke? Your husband is inciting civil war in our country and you want us to sit down and do a word search???!!!" The user was referring to Trump's calls on Twitter, asking states to “LIBERATE.”
The president tweeted a series of messages directed at swing states where there are Democrat governors. “LIBERATE MINNESOTA!” “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!”, and “LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!” Trump tweeted on Friday morning. Critics slammed the president's tweets, accusing him of inciting violence and threatening the lives of governors.
Politician and conservative talk radio host also criticized Trump for his controversial tweets, saying he was "encouraging civil unrest. "Trump’s tweets aren’t funny. This isn’t “Trump being Trump.” The President of the United States is encouraging civil unrest. He’s inciting violence. He’s threatening the lives of governors. His words here must be condemned by EVERYONE. And then it’s time for the 25th Amendment," he wrote on Twitter.