Melania Trump, who has recently been promoting her public awareness campaign called “Be Best”, told parents to regularly moniter the online activity of their children. However, many found the message a little ironic with the First Lady’s husband Donald Trump having his fair share of Twitter meltdowns.
US citizens have been advised to drastically scale back their public interactions as the coronavirus outbbreak worsens in the US.
The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country with at least 82,404 positive tests.
With many children off school to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, Melania Trump issued some advice for parents.
Taking to Twitter yesterday, Melania said: “While most children are at home during this challenging time, they tend to be on social media throughout the day.
“Parents, please be sure to check on them regularly to be sure they’re practicing online safety.”
The tweet caused a great deal of backlash as US president Donald Trump has repeatedly lashed out at a number of high profile political figures and celebrities online in the past.
Fans were quick to pick up on the irony with many users telling the First Lady to check up on the US president instead.
One user commented: “Yes. Check on your child Melania,
A third tweeted: “holy cow, my irony detector just exploded.”
“Translation: So keep them away from my husband’s disgusting Twitter feed… #Melania #Trump” said another.
Another joked: “Correction: Parents, please be sure to check on your children regularly to be sure they don’t go on Trump’s twitter feed.”
The tweet comes as more than 1,100 people with Covid-19 have now died in the US.
The US has now overtaken China, who has 81,782 confirmed cases and Italy’s 80,589 confirmed cases according to the latest figures collated by Johns Hopkins University.
However, President Donald Trump still wishes to relax social distancing guidelines for some parts of the states.
As the USA overtook China President Trump simply cast doubt on the numbers coming out of Beijing.
He told reporters: “You don’t know what the numbers are in China”.
The US President continues to focus on the economy as he vowed to get the nation “back to work pretty quickly” in the latest press conference after 3.3 million layoffs across the states.
Mr Trump said: “They have to go back to work, our country has to go back, our country is based on that and I think it’s going to happen pretty quickly.
“We may take sections of our country, we may take large sections of our country that aren’t so seriously affected and we may do it that way.”
He added: “A lot of people misinterpret when I say go back, they’re going to be practicing as much as you can social distancing, and washing your hands and not shaking hands and all of the things we talked about.”