It seems that First Lady of the United States Melania Trump was in for a not-so-warm welcome at a Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness in Baltimore which she attended on 26 November.
As Melania walked on stage to speak, she was met with a mixture of loud boos and cheers, with members of the audience talking loudly throughout the first lady’s speech.
Commenting on this development, CNN’s White House reporter Kate Bennett described it as “the worst booing” Melania received at a public event where she has “given solo remarks”, pointing out that Donald Trump has a “complicated” relationship with the city of Baltimore.
In my three years covering @FLOTUS at events, that was the worst booing she has received at a public event where she has given solo remarks.— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) 26 ноября 2019 г.
Of course, @realDonaldTrump has had a complicated and at times tenuous relationship with the city of Baltimore. There was certainly no love lost for @FLOTUS by this group of about one-thousand young people in the arena @UMBC.— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) 26 ноября 2019 г.
Many social media users appeared to share the booing crowd’s sentiment, bashing Melania and praising the summit’s attendees’ reaction.
Good for them. Nice to know the young people aren't fooled by fake smiles.— Leslieanne Warlick (@LsfarmLw) 26 ноября 2019 г.
@FLOTUS So sorry I couldn’t be in the audience today. I was very busy looking at baby goat pictures (they’re so cute). And because I wasn’t there, please accept my late acknowledgment of your presence. pic.twitter.com/JObdvMfpwq— Mia Leigh (@k32281) 26 ноября 2019 г.
A number of people were quick to recall how Trump previously called Baltimore a "rat and rodent infested mess".
REMINDER: Her husband called the city "a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," and a "very dangerous & filthy place." https://t.co/ThnV4ffagw— David Gura (@davidgura) 26 ноября 2019 г.
FLOTUS is in Baltimore, home of the late great Rep. Elijah Cummings and a city her husband called "a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess." It is not going well. https://t.co/THqlWhJNge— Kerry Eleveld (@kerryeleveld) 26 ноября 2019 г.
Her husband called the city a "rat and rodent-infested mess." How do you think the people who live there feel about that?— Maggie (@tasb89) 26 ноября 2019 г.
🤔 can’t imagine why they would boo pic.twitter.com/ELKCfiyKGL— BRickenbaker (@BethRickenbaker) 26 ноября 2019 г.
And some argued that Melania was likely treated this way due to her association with Donald Trump.
The crescendo is building against Trump and everyone he’s associated with. She took the “job” of being his Arm Candy. She had to know that she too would suffer from her relationship with him. She is sleeping with Trump the dog and his fleas. pic.twitter.com/W6cxnhbHBd— La La Land (@LaLaLan99383957) 26 ноября 2019 г.
I like her a lot. It’s a shame the work she does gets overshadowed by her husband. Of course this is the case. I’m just saying if she were judged on her own character and actions she’d be admired. Instead she’s insulted and demeaned— J.Joseph Blumenthal (@JJosephBlument1) 26 ноября 2019 г.