Melania Trump’s tweet about diet and exercise backfires

First lady Melania Trump welcomed the start of American Heart Month with a tweet.

“I encourage parents to take this opportunity to teach children about the importance of a healthy diet & exercise!” she wrote.

Many responded by suggesting she broach the topic with President Trump.

One person replied, “Teach your husband first,” while another suggested, “You should encourage your husband the importance of diet and exercise. Tweeting is not exercising. Unless you call it exercising your fingers.”

Among them was the question, “So a dozen diet cokes, Big Macs, filet ‘O fish sandwiches, over-cooked steak with ketchup (which is not a vegetable) paired with a belief that exercise uses up your life energy isn’t the way to live? Please, tell us more…”

The Twitter comments were likely in reference to the president’s reported fondness for fast food and “his reservations about exercise.”

During the 2016 campaign, Trump admitted to his appreciation for fast food, telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper, “Burger King, McDonald’s, I can live with it. The other night I had Kentucky Fried Chicken. Not the worst thing in the world.”

RELATED: Social reactions to Melania Trump's #AmericanHeartMonth tweet

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February is #AmericanHeartMonth. I encourage parents to take this opportunity to teach children about the importanc… https://t.co/ek8zdO4XGJ
@FLOTUS I’m going to McDonalds for lunch. Do you want anything?
@RealPresidentT @FLOTUS 😂😂😂😂 for a second there, I thought this was really him! 😂😂😂😂
@FLOTUS Thanks for the truth. Now please condemn DT's bullying.
@FLOTUS Lol 😂 are you teaching your husband @realDonaldTrump about the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise. Your too funny.
@FLOTUS You should encourage your husband the importance of diet and exercise. Tweeting is not exercising. Unless y… https://t.co/oGhBUcF10A
@FLOTUS You're in a great position to help this country. Please do.
@FLOTUS Your hubby is a great role model for Barron isn’t he? Practice what you preach.
@FLOTUS HAHAHA! Maybe teach your very fit and healthy husband about these things
@FLOTUS Trolling @realDonaldTrump much?
@FLOTUS Why don't you start with your husband-child @realDonaldTrump ? How's that initiative to stop bullying coming along?
@FLOTUS Hello, can you please talk to your husband about improving medical/health insurance? It is greatly needed. Thank you.
@FLOTUS Thanks Melenia for hanging in there. Just ignore the ignorant bashers. You and your husband are doing an aw… https://t.co/DuOz4ug4M8
@FLOTUS Why would anyone listen to anything you say
@FLOTUS @WhiteHouse Start with Daffy Donald.
@FLOTUS girl if you want out you just gotta let us know
@FLOTUS We are proud of the wonderful job you are doing as FLOTUS! Thank you for your intelligence, class, and grace!
@FLOTUS ma'am, @realDonaldTrump just tweeted. Same pinch 😉
@FLOTUS Be nice if your husband had one... maybe he needs a transplant... or a divorce!...
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