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Melania Trump Fires Back At Critics Of Tennis Court Tweet
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 19: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk across the South Lawn to board Marine One and fly to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., at the White House in Washington, DC on Friday, May 19, 2017. Trump is leaving for his first foreign trip, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican, and a pair of summits in Brussels and Sicily. (Photo by
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First Lady Melania Trump was excited about a new project at the White House, so she took to Twitter.

“I am excited to share the progress of the Tennis Pavillion at @WhiteHouse. Thank you to the talented team for their hard work and dedication,” she wrote on Thursday.

In the photo, Trump is wearing a hard hat and looking over what appear to be architectural plans for the pavilion, which will be located on the South Lawn of the White House and serve as a “place to gather and spend leisure time for First Families.” No taxpayer money is being used to fund the project, the White House says.

Cue the haters.

“This is the most extraordinary thing to tweet in the midst of an epidemic. You really are amazingly out of touch with real live people,” one person on Twitter wrote.

Former movie star Mia Farrow joined in the first lady-bashing.

“29 people were killed by a tornado in Tennessee, the world is shuddering as a pandemic expands and what is a tennis pavilion?” she wrote.

Another compared the U.S. first lady to Marie Antoinette, who renovated the Palace of Versailles while commoners suffered.

“Even Marie Antoinette would NOT have built private tennis courts during the outbreak of a plague! #BeBest #coronavirus,” wrote one incensed twitterer.

Many posted nude photos of the former model (for some reason).

“Tennis anyone? We’re in a pandemic and she’s working on a tennis court. Can these people be any more out of touch with regular people? Face with rolling eyes,” wrote another.

Wrote another: “How about setting up a medical pavilion where work can be done on getting out the vaccines for Coronavirus? BeBest. Tennis won’t wipe out this virus that is affecting so many.”

“Work? We barely see you doing anything. Your BeBest is a joke considering the @POTUS is the worst offender. Why does the White House need a tennis pavilion? Obviously your husband is not physically active except for golf which is not exactly exhausting,” wrote another.

Another said President Trump is senile.

“We have been. We’ve been doing that while you’ve been dressing up in costumes, flashing your ‘assets’ at Independence Day functions and double billing the American taxpayers. Do the country a real service and get some mental health care for your senile husband.”

Others took to Twitter to defend the first lady.

“As I read all the responses from you nasty trolls, I realize that you all lead such empty, selfish lives you could not possibly give a positive response if you wanted to. Empty ppl respond the way you do. Melanie is one of the very best @FLOTUS this nation has ever had.”

Even Hillary Clinton took a swipe at the first lady, saying of her Melania’s “Be Best” anti-bullying campaign, “‘I think she should look closer to home.”

Eventually, the first lady had had enough.

“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. #BeBest,” she tweeted.

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