Melania Trump faces backlash for her Thanksgiving Day tweet 

First lady Melania Trump's Thanksgiving Day tweet was met with a flurry of critical responses. 

"Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving!," she wrote. "As we give thanks, let’s keep those who can’t be with their families in our thoughts today."

Some sought clarity on which people they should be thinking about, asking, "you mean the troops your husband sent to the border for a political stunt … [whispers] which failed.. ?” and, “Like the 5000 members of the military at the border.” 

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US First Lady Melania Trump listens as US President Donald Trump speaks before pardoning 'Peas' the turkey during the annual ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump pardons "Peas", as he and first lady Melania Trump participate in a ceremony to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks next to first lady Melania Trump during the 71st presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives prior to the annual Turkey pardoning ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2018. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump pardons the turkey 'Peas' during the annual ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2018 as US First Lady Melania Trump looks on. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump listens as US President Donald Trump speaks before pardoning 'Peas' the turkey during the annual ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump, with First Lady Melania Trump, speaks before pardoning 'Peas' the turkey during the annual ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump, with First Lady Melania Trump, speaks before pardoning 'Peas' the turkey during the annual ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump, right, gives "Peas", on of the National Thanksgiving Turkeys, an absolute pardon during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. The pardoning ceremony marked the 71st year since it first took place in 1947. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
US President Donald Trump, with First Lady Melania Trump, speaks before pardoning 'Peas' the turkey during the annual ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump arrives for the annual turkey pardoning ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2018 as US First Lady Melania Trump(R) looks on. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives prior to the annual Turkey pardoning ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2018. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Another Twitter user commented, “you can thank @POTUS for keeping troops away from family and friends this thanksgiving."

Earlier in the week, President Trump weighed in on the border troops spending the holiday away from home. 

He told reporters, "Don’t worry. These are tough people….You’re so worried about the Thanksgiving holiday for them. They are so proud to be representing our country on the border.”"

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