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.”
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.”"