Celebrities, world leaders and healthcare professionals are doing their part to encourage people to take proper precautions to protect their health and the health of others.
First Lady Melania Trump decided to add her voice to the effort.
Trump shared a photo of herself wearing a face mask.
First Lady Melania Trump wears a face mask in a photo as part of a message urging fellow Americans to follow the CD… https://t.co/gU9ohKkKIK— MSNBC (@MSNBC)1586459766.0
First lady Melania Trump shared a photo of herself wearing a cloth face mask in the wake of the coronavirus pandemi… https://t.co/nUqWDT96c6— CNN (@CNN)1586466065.0
Melania Trump tweets photo of herself in surgical mask, encourages Americans to wear cloth masks in public… https://t.co/Gp1b0KUFt5— The Hill (@The Hill)1586452385.0
However the FLOTUS' contribution was less than well received.
Her husband, President Donald Trump.
"Tell that to your old man before you tell it to us," one person responded to the first lady. https://t.co/njGluRuV2d— HuffPost (@HuffPost)1586510689.0
Melania Trump's encouragement of Americans to wear face masks was all the more striking because it contrasted with… https://t.co/QLjuDwacG0— The New York Times (@The New York Times)1586493603.0
President Trump says he “would wear” a mask if he “thought it was important” and first lady Melania Trump “likes th… https://t.co/NEflIl7N92— ABC News (@ABC News)1586132382.0
Melania Trump urges people to take mask-wearing seriously as president says he won't use one https://t.co/OKHiWi1KVQ— Paul Bedard (@Paul Bedard)1586198397.0
While the FLOTUS encouraged the use of face masks, the POTUS continued to downplay their importance.
@FLOTUS But wait Melanoma! Your husband says no!— Ken Reckard (@Ken Reckard)1586447587.0
@KenReckard @FLOTUS She’s been socially distant from her husband for years!— Andrew from Canuckistan (@Andrew from Canuckistan)1586448088.0
Other comments from the Trump administration were rehashed as well.
@SurrealALincoln @FLOTUS Jared sold it to her— Mark Dewey (@Mark Dewey)1586448933.0
@FLOTUS @Acosta https://t.co/z7L5PYo1H4— Michele (@Michele)1586448029.0
@FLOTUS He’s exempt https://t.co/teugncIPRA— NASTY WOMAN (@NASTY WOMAN)1586451139.0
@FLOTUS https://t.co/naQJlLEJyF— TesaSilvaMe (@TesaSilvaMe)1586451437.0
Others were critical of the First Lady herself.
@SurrealALincoln @FLOTUS It's from her plastic surgeon.— F. Nugent (@F. Nugent)1586447925.0
@FLOTUS https://t.co/EW3zYxYQVM— RICH Boone (@RICH Boone)1586451383.0
@FLOTUS “Look at me post for the corona. It’s almost likes I cares.” - XO💋Melania https://t.co/rvEjUsf6EU— Lauren LoGiudice (@Lauren LoGiudice)1586447538.0
As of Sunday, the United States had 561,103 confirmed cases. The death toll reached 22,106.
Despite misinformation shared by the President and other Republican leaders, the threat posed by the global pandemic is real. Advice should be gleaned from health experts.
Regardless of people's feelings about the First Lady, at least she's getting her information from the proper sources.