Melania Trump's MLK Day tweet backfires

Melania Trump on Monday sent out a tweet acknowledging Martin Luther King Jr.‘s important work, but many Twitter users just weren’t having it. 

“Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & his service to this great country,” she wrote. “I am honored to be First Lady of a nation that continually strives for equality & justice for all.”

One person replied, “You might want to talk to your husband about equality and justice for all,” while another asked, “Have you met your husband lately???” 

Someone also tweeted, “Good luck with ‘striving’ – your husband is doing an excellent job of setting back the fight for equality by decades.” 

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Donald and Melania Trump's most awkward moments of 2017
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Donald and Melania Trump's most awkward moments of 2017

When a photo from the inauguration had Twitter concerned about Melania Trump for the first time

When a video of Melania Trump looking "petrified" from the inauguration sparked the #FreeMelania hashtag
When a photo reignited the #FreeMelania hashtag on Twitter after the first lady appeared afraid to social media users during the Super Bowl
When the first lady subtly nudged Donald Trump during the White House Easter Egg Roll, appearing to remind him to lift his hand during the national anthem
When Melania Trump's verified Twitter account favorited an anti-Trump tweet, which her spokesperson later said the first lady "wasn't aware" of until the situation was brought it to her attention
When the first lady appeared to swat away at President Trump's hand on a Tel Aviv tarmac in Israel
When Donald Trump tried to hold the first lady's hand, appeared to get rejected and touched her rear end instead

When the president seemed to forget his wife was standing next to him while speaking about hurricane relief 

When the first lady introduced her husband on stage at an event and he thanked her with a handshake, which a body language expert told AOL made the first couple "look horrible"


Melania Trump’s tweet and its many critical responses come just days after President Trump’s alleged “shithole” remark.

According to the Washington Post, following a discussion about people coming to the U.S. from El Salvador, Haiti, and Africa with lawmakers on Thursday, the president said, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” 

President Trump seems to have denied making that remark, when he tweeted, “the language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.”

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