Saturday the White House attempted to get behind National Take Back Day -- where people are encouraged to turn in their unwanted medications to "take back" locations set up by local law enforcement agencies -- with a tweet accompanied by a bizarre photo of first lady Melania Trump that seemed more appropriate for a Vogue photo spread.
The White House has made great efforts to promote the first lady as being at the forefront of fighting back against the opiate crisis, which was likely the reason behind the tweet that read "It's @DEAHQ National Take Back Day! As you safeguard your household from unneeded prescription drugs, read @ONDCP Director Jim Carroll's op-ed on preventing drug abuse BEFORE it starts," without explaining why they used a photo of Melania Trump.
Needless to say, Twitter users were puzzled about the photo of President Donald Trump's wife as well as criticizing the White House for ignoring other societal ills.
You can see the tweets below:
It's @DEAHQ National Take Back Day! As you safeguard your household from unneeded prescription drugs, read @ONDCP… https://t.co/Z5feF7PTrv— The White House (@The White House) 1556385482.0
@WhiteHouse @DEAHQ @ONDCP What is that... a wall of vicodin pills?— Christine Nava (@Christine Nava) 1556388583.0
@WhiteHouse @DEAHQ @ONDCP Okay, now do guns and mass shootings. #DerangedDonald— AZDem (@AZDem) 1556386009.0
@WhiteHouse @DEAHQ @ONDCP Why is she touching a wall with what appear to be large dots?— Colleen Scanlon (@Colleen Scanlon) 1556390309.0
@WhiteHouse @FLOTUS @DEAHQ @ONDCP Always posing. Sorry your dreams of becoming a super model never materialized— simply amanda ☕🐾❤️🍺 (@simply amanda ☕🐾❤️🍺) 1556387404.0
@WhiteHouse @DEAHQ @ONDCP What is this picture? #random— mère de deux (@mère de deux) 1556385917.0
@WhiteHouse @DEAHQ @ONDCP Nothing says turn in your drugs like Melania touching a wall of dots 🤔— Briscoe Pelkey (@Briscoe Pelkey) 1556387245.0
@JohnGunson @WhiteHouse @DEAHQ @ONDCP @FLOTUS Because it’s a photo op. Nothing else.— Michael (@Michael) 1556385624.0
@WhiteHouse @FLOTUS @DEAHQ @ONDCP Matrix! Blue Pill/Red Pill!— DNN.buzz (@DNN.buzz) 1556387603.0
@WhiteHouse @DEAHQ @ONDCP Every hour on the hour, @flotus takes a pill from her Valium wall, it’s the only thing th… https://t.co/fdmLP2Hu3F— Eric Robinson 🇮🇪 (@Eric Robinson 🇮🇪) 1556387146.0