First Lady Melania Trump, in Florida on Election Day, sauntered into a Palm Beach voter station earlier this morning. As video shows and reporters note, she was the only person at the polling place not wearing a mask.
Pool report: "At 10 am, Melania Trump entered the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach to vote… https://t.co/WLiht1Yiok— Mike Madden (@Mike Madden)1604418565.0
The First Lady says she recently recovered from COVID-19, but it is unknown how long anyone with the virus can spread it, or how long "immunity" lasts. Under President Trump the U.S. has seen over 230,000 coronavirus deaths and over 9.5 million people infected. As First Lady, she is expected to set an example and be consistent with CDC guidelines.
Asked why she didn’t vote with her husband when she was in Florida with him last week, Melania Trump said, per pool… https://t.co/pesCIA9CWR— Jennifer Jacobs (@Jennifer Jacobs)1604418426.0
It didn't take long for social media users to criticize her:
It’s like the trump administration owns stock in coronavirus https://t.co/bi7QbEFchO— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1604418683.0
Defiant to the end. Let’s make Melania a lame duck FLOTUS today. #ElectionDay https://t.co/vyen370Cur— Spin Doctor (@Spin Doctor)1604417827.0
@MikeMadden @Bencjacobs Next up: Christmas decoration!— Dr. Chris Freeman🤓 (@Dr. Chris Freeman🤓)1604418968.0
@MikeMadden No mask. Figures. Vote them out, USA. You can do better.— Guardian Ken Cox BAA, SFA 🇨🇦 (@Guardian Ken Cox BAA, SFA 🇨🇦)1604418714.0
@therecount Melania voted without waiting in line? And without a mask? Someone inside needed to challenge her "resi… https://t.co/sIRoOyKC1j— True Blue Liberal (@True Blue Liberal)1604419832.0
No one should ever rewrite history and cast Melania as anything other than trash -- from birtherism to "I don't car… https://t.co/EMGBcw8MCD— GOPocalypse Now (@GOPocalypse Now)1604419666.0
Selfish and ignorant till the bitter end. https://t.co/eiq0qH4ybe— Zev Karlin-Neumann (@Zev Karlin-Neumann)1604419024.0
Melania just doesn't really care. https://t.co/paxchWC8La— 🍑 TallyAnnaE 🍑 (@🍑 TallyAnnaE 🍑)1604418745.0