On Saturday, First Lady Melania Trump used her Twitter account to fire back at critics who pointed out that she was promoting the building of a White House tennis pavilion at a time when the rest of the country was reeling from the coronavirus crisis -- and it backfired spectacularly.
Thursday the wife of President Donald Trump posted pictures of herself wearing a hardhat while looking over plans for the athletic facility and wrote: "I am excited to share the progress of the Tennis Pavillion at @WhiteHouse . Thank you to the talented team for their hard work and dedication."
After her Twitter feed was filled mentions of the corononavirus pandemic that most people feel is a priority at the moment, the first lady came back on Saturday to retweet the post and add, "I encourage everyone who chooses to be negative & question my work at the @WhiteHouse to take time and contribute something good & productive in their own communities. #BeBest. "
It did not go over well as you can see below:
I encourage everyone who chooses to be negative & question my work at the @WhiteHouse to take time and contribute s… https://t.co/xKBaSx8Cg0— Melania Trump (@Melania Trump)1583592036.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse good to know that the Third Lady is just as petty and spiteful as our corroded president— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1583596809.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse It appears your priority is your tennis pavilion and not the health of the American people. W… https://t.co/scms9Qmme7— Chris Griffith (@Chris Griffith)1583596882.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse It's a fucking tennis pavilion.— Pé (@Pé)1583594818.0
@SantaInc @FLOTUS @WhiteHouse This is about tearing up Obama’s basketball court, nothing more.— Nova (@Nova)1583594225.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL… https://t.co/osbGc8MKSz— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1583593650.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse There are so many communities that desperately need work and you are building a tennis pavilion… https://t.co/gMpAXkbMeH— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden)1583593925.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse Testing for pandemic > pavilion— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1583593320.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse You are a plastic fraud. How does building a Tennis Pavilion for the Bidens at the WH help your community?— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈 (@Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈)1583593577.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse Wait, is the Tennis Pavilion going to be open to ordinary people in Washington DC?— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1583607133.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse Your "work" is wearing a hard hat and posing with blueprints for a private recreational facilit… https://t.co/oAxctdiD60— Tami Burages (@Tami Burages)1583595079.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse Children in cages. Record high homeless. People dying because they have no healthcare. A large… https://t.co/fK9vGlpcXA— Jodie (@Jodie)1583597223.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse Lady, look in the mirror and at your family. You are in no position to lecture us. https://t.co/Hz6ufgSr9o— NikkiM (@NikkiM)1583599744.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse This tweet makes it worse. https://t.co/V0xPKn3Nsa— Emily (@Emily)1583592247.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse You could always turn your Tennis Pavilion into a Covid-19 quarantine facility. That would be a… https://t.co/F9mItPplu4— preising (@preising)1583593270.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse https://t.co/B4oqgFH0AA— Thor Benson (@Thor Benson)1583594189.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse You’re using our money so you can play tennis. Kiss my ass.— Gary Tomson 🇺🇸 (@Gary Tomson 🇺🇸)1583608599.0
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse Ok sure Jan https://t.co/WePIWh7WqD— whamish2.0 (@whamish2.0)1583603619.0