Melania Trump continues to be either the White House’s worst First Lady or its best comedian.
Like, remember during the election when Donald Trump bullied all his opponents, critics, and accusers — then his wife said she’d use her platform to fight against online bullying? Hilarious.
Now in the heat of the immigrant children crisis, Mel is back with her comedic stylings!
The former model drew the ire of the internet on Tuesday after tweeting that she and Spain’s Queen Letizia had tea and discussed ways they could “positively impact children,” sharing:
A great visit with the King & Queen of Spain at the @WhiteHouse today. Queen Letizia & I enjoyed tea & time together focusing on the ways we can positively impact children. pic.twitter.com/IiaMQOil3K
â€” Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 19, 2018
Yup, she used those words — while her husband’s administration is, as we write, separating immigrant children from their families and placing them in detention facilities, confined within literal cages.
Melania could’ve specifically addressed the horror story the rest of us are appalled about. Or she could have stayed silent and pretended to still be in hiding. We wouldn’t have noticed!
But no, Melania (or whoever does her tweeting) specifically yet vaguely referenced helping children. Why? Because FLOTUS is secretly a comedian and this entire cartoonish administration is part of her stand-up routine.
Either that, or she’s just as evil as the rest of them.
Based on the reactions, most people are going with the latter:
You are part of an evil regime. You support evil with your silence. You could have a major impact if you spoke your mind but you allow children to suffer by putting out pointless statements which request no hard changes. Shame on you. https://t.co/KtGME5VVQP
â€” Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 20, 2018
Unless Melania is trying to subtly signal that sheâ€™s unhappy with Trumpâ€™s policy of throwing children in prison camps, this is beyond tone deaf. https://t.co/Zww3UIm4Wp
â€” John Aravosis (@aravosis) June 20, 2018
Like letting them out of cages?
â€” Erin Carr (@Erin_Carr) June 20, 2018
Hey Melania â€“ either help us liberate your husband’s child concentration camps, or convince him to resign.
â€” Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 19, 2018
Another Let them eat cake message coming to you from the First Lady.
â€” AbbyNormalSomeone (@TellTaleHeart45) June 20, 2018
You had tea w/ the Queen of Spain while immigrant children and babies were being ripped from the arms of their mothers? Maybe you should read the history of Marie Antoinette. Your “let them eat cake” moment will not be forgotten.
â€” Michele Martindill (@Docsociology4) June 20, 2018
Impact children??? How’s the impact of putting a young child into a concentration camp?
â€” MarkðŸŒŸSiegel (@marksiegelbooks) June 19, 2018
Unlocking the cages is 100% an effective first step
â€” Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) June 20, 2018
Like not separating them from their parents even if the parents can not “prove” that their kids crying for them are really their kids?
Really? Is that what you talked about over tea?
â€” Jidgette (@Jidgettewynn) June 19, 2018
just white kids tho, right?
â€” Usman Ally (@UsmanAlly) June 20, 2018
Is this a real account? Are you a real person?
â€” Charles Irons (@wellwoodirons) June 20, 2018
We wish she was joking.
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