First lady slams critics over tennis project tweet
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — First lady Melania Trump pushed back Saturday after photos she tweeted of herself overseeing a White House construction project generated an online backlash.
“I encourage everyone who chooses to be negative & question my work at the @WhiteHouse to take time and contribute something good & productive in their own communities,” she said in a new tweet. She included a hashtag for Be Best, her program to teach children to be civil online.
On Thursday, she tweeted photos, including two of herself wearing a hard hat while reviewing blueprints for the construction of a tennis pavilion on the south grounds.
Critics lashed out, with some saying the photos were insensitive during the coronavirus scare.
The White House has said no public funds will be used for the project.