elania Trump has been accused of being “tone deaf” and insensitive for unveiling the completion of her renovation of the White Home tennis pavilion admist the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed greater than 280,000 lives within the US.
The First Woman mentioned in a press launch on Monday that she was “happy to announce the completion of the Tennis Pavilion on the White Home grounds”
“Thanks to the entire gifted craftsmen who made this challenge doable and to the beneficiant supporters of the White Home,” mentioned Melania.
“It’s my hope that this personal area will operate as each a spot of leisure and gathering for future First Households.”
The announcement prompted a backlash on-line with folks questioning the timing of the First Woman’s statements.
In a put up that has been favored greater than a 1,000 instances, one social media person mentioned sarcastically: “I imply, it isn’t like there is a pandemic occurring, folks with out jobs, and hungry or something.
“In fact we would have liked to spend tax payers cash on a God-damned tennis pavilion!”
One other social media person identified that the First Woman and Donald Trump won’t be able to make use of the tennis courts for for much longer after the president-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated in January subsequent 12 months.
“Melania supervises work on a tennis pavilion for Jill and Joe,” mentioned the Twitter person. “Jill and Joe could have no time for tennis. What a multitude we’re in after the worst presidency within the historical past of the US.”
Others in contrast Melania to the previous French Queen, Marie Antoinette, who grew to become an emblem of the failed French monarchy when she allegedly mentioned “allow them to eat cake” after being instructed her topics had been ravenous.
One Twitter person mentioned: “I’m positive all of the residents ready in meals traces and questioning if they are going to have a roof over their heads are thrilled to listen to concerning the new White Home tennis courts…thanks Melania Antoinette to your sensitivity.”
The US authorities mentioned planning for the challenge began in early 2018 and the challenge was accepted by the Fee of Positive Arts and the Nationwide Capital Planning Fee in June final 12 months.
The brand new constructing was funded by personal donations.