Melania Trump is just trying to do her best. Unfortunately for her, it's not good enough. On the morning of September 6, the reluctant First Lady of the United States tweeted out an innocent enough message about National #ReadABookDay. She encouraged everyone to pick up a book. But, because of her position and who her husband is, everyone grabbed their laptops instead and piled on mercilessly. We feel slightly bad for Melania, but the jokes are choice.
Melania Trump just can't seem to catch a break.
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When she tweeted about National "Read a Book Day," it seemed for a moment like this was an innocent, unmockable move.
Alas, it was not.
It proved very, very mockable.
First, the Internet laughed at the fact that Melania felt the need to explain reading to us.
She might as well have written, “Go to the library or a book store. Pick one of those things off the shelves. Open to the first page — those are the floppy things in the middle. Sound out the words…”
Second, they came with pitchforks, a.k.a. not-so-innocent questions.
What this tweet is really saying is, “Just tell me the last book you read. I’m curious, that’s all. Why is it so hard to tell me? Is it because you’ve never read a book. Is it because you don’t ever read? Is it? Is it?“
Ouch. That's gotta sting a bit.
She didn’t come back with any brilliant tomes, so people were happy to help her out.
As you’ll see, the suggestions weren’t always “helpful.”