To mark this year’s National Day of Prayer, Melania Trump released a video assuring US citizens that they would all “get through this together”. The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”. However, the First Lady came under fire for her “robotic” performance, with many offering comparisons to her predecessor, Michelle Obama.
In the video, Mrs Trump said: “In these uncertain times, I know it is hard not to gather in your places of worship.
“But we must keep our faith in God and pray for the courage and knowledge that better days are ahead of us.
“We will soon return to work, and send our children back to school again.
“We will return to our places of worship to reunite with loved ones, attend sporting events and gather with friends to share some laughter.”
The First Lady continued: “Our dear citizens, through prayer and faith, we will get through this together.
“I am so proud of the way all of you have responded to this crisis.
“When we reach out to our Lord, let us remember: I can do everything through Him, who gives me strength.
“God bless you all, and God bless the United States of America.”
August West simply said: “Hard pass on anything she says.”
Holly Loftus wrote: “Everything about this video is creepy…”
One user tweeted: “She has no emotions just like a robot. I wonder how many times they have to turn the knob on her back to make her speak.”
Another added: “Ugh I can’t even watch this woman. We went from Michelle Obama who had so much heart and personality to this fake robot.”
Mark Longo joked: “Melania’s videos look like hostage vids.”