First Lady Melania Trump shared photos of the construction of the new tennis pavilion she’s overseeing at the White House, and she’s getting some major blowback for being tone deaf.
“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,” she wrote alongside three photos of the conduction.
People were immediately outraged.
“29 people were killed by a tornado in Tennessee, the world is shuddering as a pandemic expands and what is a tennis pavilion?” Mia Farrow wrote.
“This is the most extraordinary thing to tweet in the midst of an epidemic. You really are amazingly out of touch with real live people,” another said.
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) March 5, 2020
“Will the tennis court also have coronavirus test kits or will it serve (heh) as an extra holding cell for the caged children when things get too crowded in the concentration camps?” a third added.
“Americans died and lost their homes in Tennessee, but Melania Trump concerned about wasting tax payer money on a tennis pavilion. The victims would appreciate a visit and support,” someone commented.
“I encourage everyone who chooses to be negative & question my work at the [White House] to take time and contribute something good & productive in their own communities,” she wrote in a follow-up tweet after seeing the responses, alongside the hashtag, “Be Best.”
What a gift 💝 Malaria Trump has bestowed on our nation. How did we ever get by without her? 🥴
* spellcheck done something right this time… Malaria Trump has a ring to it. pic.twitter.com/xzYwjw8Msr
— Holly Lee (@LeeHolly81) March 7, 2020
As the Coronavirus has continued to spread across the country, the CDC has issued some easy ways to help prevent becoming infected.:
Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
Soap and water are the best option if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid sharing personal household items
You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.