To say the POTUS and FLOTUS have some critics is an understatement. Giving a face to all those people is a little girl from Digital Pioneers Academy, a Washington DC charter school, who was photographed with first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday. The sixth grader was part of a group of 30 students who were invited to join Trump and the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the White House Family Theater. However, she seemed less than impressed with the admittedly rare opportunity.
Trump had presented the critically acclaimed 2017 film ‘Wonder’ starring Jacob Tremblay as August Pullman, a boy with Treacher Collins syndrome, a condition that causes facial deformities. The screening was in celebration of October’s identity as National Bullying Prevention Month, and was part of the First Lady’s Be Best campaign, under which she sheds light on bullying and asks people to choose kindness.
Thank you to the students & teachers from @DPApcs who joined me & @BetsyDeVosED to watch the movie #Wonder in the @WhiteHouse theater today. What a wonderful message! #BeBest #BullyingPreventionMonth #ChooseKind pic.twitter.com/rdGjOfcnCm— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 24, 2018
Many images from the event were shared on the FLOTUS Twitter page along with the caption, “Thank you to the students & teachers from @DPApcs who joined me & @BetsyDeVosED to watch the movie #Wonder in the @WhiteHouse theater today. What a wonderful message! #BeBest #BullyingPreventionMonth #ChooseKind.”
However, there is one photo among the lot that stood out for many, the one in which a little girl stands out from the crowd because of her bored expression accentuated by an impressive side eye and the signature come at me crossed arms. Many have come to see her as the face of a large section of the general public that is unhappy with the current government and the reigning First Lady.
😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/EjYXJJUqoB— Cassi Garcia (@cnote_g2014) October 24, 2018
New York Times columnist Charles Blow shared the picture on Instagram with the caption, “This little girl with her arms folded is all of our spirit animals… lol."
Meanwhile, film producer Tariq Nasheed commented, "The little girl in the middle with her arms crossed is going to grow up and achieve great things." Many others seem to share their sentiments regarding the girl, who in actuality may have accidentally posed for a candid shot.