As coronavirus continues to infect more Americans and health workers have to do without protective equipment such as gloves and masks, First Lady Melania Trump thought this would be an ideal time to make a video about how we can all be better parents and teach our children how to wash their hands.
Keep in mind this is the very same Melania Trump who was too busy overlooking the construction of a White House tennis court earlier this month to make any public comments on the virus. At the time, her husband was calling COIVD-19 the “new hoax” from Democrats and telling his supporters the entire thing was just an attempt to make him look incompetent. As if he needs any help in that department.
In the minute and a half video Melania posted on Twitter, she advises parents to :
- Find a song their children can sing while washing their hands for 20 seconds
- Remind children to wash their hands when they come in the house from outisde
- Stress the importance of not hugging or shaking hands in the midst of the COVID-10 outbreak
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) March 20, 2020
Of course, as is to often the case when the current First Lady speaks, you have to listen carefully to what she’s saying in order to understand the words. Supposedly she’s fluent in multiple languages, but English doesn’t seem to be one of them. She’s also one of the few immigrants Donald Trump doesn’t want to ship back to where they came from.
Reaction on Twitter was swift and unforgiving. Take a look:
Want to help? Get on a truck and start delivering food for kids in need.
— Arthur Saul 🌊 (@ArthurSaul1) March 20, 2020
Until your husband stops callilng it the Chinese Virus, I shall refer to you as the #SloveniaGrifter
— 🌊🎷🍺Ms. Smith🍺🎷🌊 (@callmetall97) March 20, 2020
Don’t worry. It’s a Dem Hoax and just the flu and will be gone like magic in April. Your husband told me.
— SMERSH POD (@SMERSHPOD) March 20, 2020
— John Makuch (@kooch54) March 20, 2020
HER RUSSIAN ACCENT IS SO THICK I DONT KNOW WHAT SHE IS SAYING
— Emrata Phan-Paige (@CanadianFlags) March 20, 2020
You’re about a month late.
— TheRealNormaJean (@TheRealNormaJ) March 20, 2020
Maybe if Melania wanted to be really helpful and live up to her “Be Best” campaign, she’d tell her husband to keep his mouth shut and stop trying to blame everyone else for his own failings.
Then again, asking this First Lady to do more than struggle through more than a sentence in English is like asking the Trump family not to grift. Come November, we have a chance to get rid of every last one of them.