Much like her husband, First Lady Melania Trump often does herself more harm than good when it comes to her social media postings, many of which come back to haunt her or undercut the message she’s trying to convey.
The coronavirus issue is no different. Since the beginning of the pandemic which has now claimed nearly 1,200 American lives, President Donald Trump has tried to downplay the danger posed by the virus while also suggesting how serious of a threat COVID-19 has proven to be.
But something Melania posted this week about coronavirus and misinformation around the issue is especially ironic, not to mention downright tone-deaf and glaringly hypocritical.
On Wednesday, this tweet appeared on the First Lady’s account:
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) March 25, 2020
We can all agree that rumors and misinformation are not needed at this time when lives are literally on the line. Being misinformed in a crisis can be fatal.
But for Melania to make such a call for clarity and factual information when she’s married to a man who routinely lies and spreads bogus conspiracy theories on both his Twitter feed and Fox News is not only laughable, it’s also infuriating, as plenty of Twitter users were quick to remind her:
Wouldn’t it help if @POTUS weren’t the one starting the rumors in the first place?
— Jen (@jenminicooper) March 25, 2020
Maybe start with your husband’s RUMOR CONTROL…the hypocrisy is astounding.
— Yvette with a Y (@radiochick841) March 25, 2020
— Ellen Spangenthal (@espang) March 25, 2020
She knows less than her husband.
Even though that doesn’t seem possible.
— GT Arkhew (@GArkhew) March 25, 2020
In other words, don’t believe a word of what my lying s.o.b. husband says.
— DARLA MAY (@MayDarla2020) March 25, 2020
— Adriana (@AdguzmanAdriana) March 26, 2020
Facts aren’t really a Trump thing!!
— Patrick Fogarty (@Pcf4) March 25, 2020
It’s been said a million times before but needs to be repeated now more than ever: Melania you and your “husband” really need to delete your social media accounts and keep your bullshit to yourself.
Also, start packing your crap up. There’s an excellent chance you’ll be moving sooner than you think.