Melania Trump says she'd like to spend Christmas on a deserted island, sending Twitter ablaze

First lady Melania Trump has already finished decorating for her first Christmas as a White House resident, but said on Thursday she'd pick a much different location if she had the freedom to go anywhere for the holidays. 

The first lady named a desert island as her go-to choice for a holiday excursion. The surprising comments came while she was visiting Children's National Hospital on Thursday, continuing tradition of visiting the patients that has been observed by first ladies before her for 60 years.

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves during her annual Christmas visit to Children's National Hospital in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. first lady Melania Trump makes annual Christmas visit to Children's National Hospital in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. first lady Melania Trump greets patients during annual Christmas visit to Children's National Hospital in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrives to make annual Christmas visit to Children's National Hospital in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: First lady Melania Trump sits between Damian Contreras (L) and a person dressed as Santa Claus as she reads the Christmas book, The Polar Express at Children's National Medical Center, on December 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. First ladies dating back to Jacqueline Kennedy have made the annual visit to the Washington area hospital during the holiday season. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: First lady Melania Trump hugs Damian Contreras during a visit to Children's National Medical Center, on December 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. First ladies dating back to Jacqueline Kennedy have made the annual visit to the Washington area hospital during the holiday season. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: First Lady Melania Trump arrives to greet children and read the Christmas book, The Polar Express at Children's National Medical Center, on December 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. First ladies dating back to Jacqueline Kennedy have made the annual visit to the Washington area hospital during the holiday season. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: First lady Melania Trump sits next to a person dressed as Santa Claus as she reads the Christmas book, The Polar Express to children at Children's National Medical Center, on December 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. First ladies dating back to Jacqueline Kennedy have made the annual visit to the Washington area hospital during the holiday season. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: First lady Melania Trump greets children after reading the Christmas book, The Polar Express at Children's National Medical Center, on December 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. First ladies dating back to Jacqueline Kennedy have made the annual visit to the Washington area hospital during the holiday season. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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While Melania has taken a different approach to her time in the East Wing than her predecessors have, the trip was a natural fit, as hospital visits have been one of her regular stops as she's toured the world with the president this year.  

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"I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, tropical island, with my family,” she said to laughs when a 10-year-old asked where she'd most like to be for the upcoming holiday.

But her island trip dreams sparked a minor feeding frenzy on Twitter, with users pontificating that the first lady's response was a veiled cry for help amid "rabid rumors" of marital strife. 

"This isn’t an answer. This is her escape plan," one user said on Twitter.

Other suggested some unpleasant island destinations; Alcatraz, Gitmo, and Antarctica, while another user said it would be a terrible episode of Gilligan’s Island. 

Others hoped President Donald Trump would go along too. 

But the response could easily be a reaction to scrutiny like the response her words garnered on Twitter -- which she has been subjected to since her husband won the election last year.  

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US First Lady Melania Trump walks through Christmas decorations in the East Wing as she tours holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump walks through the Grand Foyer as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump throws a Christmas ornament as she makes garland with children in the East Wing as she tours holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump watches a ballet performance in the Cross Hall as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump watches ballerinas perform in the Grand Foyer as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump makes Christmas garland with children in the East Wing as she tours holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump hugs children in the East Room as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump makes garland with children in the East Wing as she tours holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump walks through Christmas decorations in the East Wing as she tours holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump makes Christmas decorations with children in the State Dining Room as she tours holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump watches ballerinas perform in the Grand Foyer as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children as they make holiday decorations in the Green Room as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children as they make holiday decorations in the Green Room as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump greets schoolchildren as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump greets schoolchildren as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump high-fives a schoolchild making Christmas crafts, as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump greets schoolchildren as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump (bottom, R hand) makes craft projects with school children as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump greets school children as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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