Melania is putting critics who slammed plans to build a White House tennis court amid the coronavirus on blast. She tweeted,
“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”
As we reported, last Thursday, Melania was called out for tweeting photos of herself wearing a hard hat and reviewing construction plans for the South Lawn addition.
“I am excited to share the progress of the Tennis Pavilion at @TheWhiteHouse. Thank you to the talented team for their hard work and dedication.”
The announcement was taken by many as too removed, considering there are more than 100,000 confirmed global cases of the coronavirus with 340 in the United States. California, New York and Washington have declared states of emergency, tech conferences and pop culture festivals such as SXSW have been canceled.
One tweet on Friday said,
“A pandemic. A nation in crisis. But yes, let’s spend our time worrying about an unnecessary, over the top, taxpayer funded tennis court at the WH.”
On Thursday, Mia Farrow tweeted to Melania,
“29 people were killed by a tornado in Tennessee, the world is shuddering as a pandemic expands and what is a tennis pavilion?”
On Saturday, Farrow responded to Melania’s new tweet by writing,
“Sorry if we were ‘negative & questioned’ your ‘good & productive work’ making a tennis pavilion (whatever that is) for the WH with our money. We are dealing with a negative thing or two.
Love the hard-hat.”
And General Hospital actress Nancy Lee Grahn tweeted,
“Do you have anyone reviewing your posts? Fire them & delete your acct. Every time you ‘share’ it unleashes a country full of easy comebacks to your cluelessness & a passionate intolerance of you in general. Stay home & polish your gold toilet seats.
Just don’t speak. Shhhh.”
Good advice, Mel. Take it.
Do you have anyone reviewing your posts? Fire them & delete your acct. Every time you “share” it unleashes a country full of easy comebacks to your cluelessness & a passionate intolerance of you in general. Stay home & polish your gold toilet seats. Just don’t speak. Shhhh.— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) March 7, 2020