With the Trump presidency in its final days, First Lady Melania Trump took to the internet to post a farewell message on Monday, January 18.
In the video, Melania called on Americans to "focus on what unites us. To rise above what divides us. To always choose love over hatred, peace over violence, and others before yourself."
She also promoted her much-mocked "Be Best" initiative one last time before leaving the White House.
You can watch the video here:
Many people online felt these messages were pretty hollow, considering President Trump's track record while in office and the First Lady's unwavering support for him.
Twitter was quick to call Melania out on her hypocrisy.
She is the first first lady in modern history to refuse to give the incoming first lady a tour of the White House residence.
Melania Trump gives a Farewell Message about love & kindness....this while she refuses to invite to the White House… https://t.co/SCfGlksK0P— 🖤🦋Rowan Moon🦋🖤 (@🖤🦋Rowan Moon🦋🖤)1611058919.0
Can someone please dub seven minutes of booing and fart noises over this claptrap. https://t.co/5JqK1C3Yrq— Rex Huppke (@Rex Huppke)1611002058.0
Many online expressed joy to see Melania leave.
Not fit to even speak the names of other First Ladies. BE GONE! https://t.co/Gvve5XtHSL— Bob Levine (@Bob Levine)1611003495.0
We don't care @FLOTUS @MELANIATRUMP. We really, truly, don't. https://t.co/7KinZ9OQxp— Willie Garson 🇺🇸 (@Willie Garson 🇺🇸)1611001937.0
Melania Trump is leaving the White House with the lowest final approval rating ever.
Kindness, courage, goodness and grace don't belong in your mouth @FLOTUS. Nor does class. By not welcoming the new… https://t.co/IXJV2HKznd— Joey Lauren Adams (@Joey Lauren Adams)1611001956.0
This is basically a subtweet of her husband that lists many of the reasons he's an awful human being. #BeBest https://t.co/3GpL4AyvmF— Bob Brigham (@Bob Brigham)1611001130.0
@FLOTUS Upgrade loading... (99% complete) https://t.co/NPkYHVlTsx— Ryan Meder (@Ryan Meder)1611000236.0
Twitter was, in many cases, literally counting down the minutes until Melania's replacement, Dr. Jill Biden, took over.
@FLOTUS 1 day, 20 hours, 4 minutes, 36 seconds until Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 12:00:00 noon (Washington DC,… https://t.co/xNtnAPupZt— Laura Apollo (@Laura Apollo)1611003351.0
@FLOTUS I really don’t care, do you?— Andy Cohen (@Andy Cohen)1611001026.0
@AJEnglish My farewell message to #Melania - if I never see or hear from anyone named #Trump - that would be too soon.— A Petersen (@A Petersen)1611009317.0
Melania's speech was also called out as tone-deaf by some critics who noted its strange detachment from recent events.
“But always remember that violence is never the answer, and will never be justified,” Melania Trump says, 12 days a… https://t.co/qyJtsTN2yz— Jennifer Jacobs (@Jennifer Jacobs)1611000981.0
@FLOTUS Farewell and good riddance to Melania Trump, who has been the most useless First Lady in American history.… https://t.co/Tk2rMGL0EN— Russell Drew (@Russell Drew)1611001897.0
@FLOTUS You will not be missed. Btw, what did you do besides ruin the rose garden and build a tennis pavilion?— Shannon - life in the vaxxed lane! (@Shannon - life in the vaxxed lane!)1611001453.0
Melania Trump's time as First Lady will likely be remembered as strangely controversial while being devoid of accomplishments, considering most first ladies' tenures find easy approval and manage to avoid scandal or launch major initiatives.
Melania didn't manage either.