A tweet made by former first lady Melania Trump has stirred up a fierce debate online because of the way she worded it.
On Saturday, Melania tweeted out her condolences to the royal family after the death of Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Phillip.
“President Trump and I extend our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, and the people of Great Britain as the world mourns the loss of Prince Philip,” Melania wrote.
Melania’s tweet was immediately slammed for referring to her husband as “President Trump.”
“You mean former president, twice impeached …. “one person wrote.
Another tweeted: “That is kind of you to acknowledge it, but please don’t refer to your husband in the present tense as “President”, it would have been so much better to say “my husband and I.”
Another social media user responded with, “The Queen is thinking: “Is he that annoying orange thing that walked in front of me once?” Inside she laughs.”
The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. He will have a ceremonial royal funeral and it will recognize and celebrate his more than 70 years of service to his country.
On Saturday, Prince Philip’s coffin will be carried in a purpose-built Land Rover, which the duke helped to design.
Several members of the Royal Family will walk behind the coffin starting at the Quadrangle, down Chapel Hill, and into Horseshoe Cloister. There will be a minute of silence before the funeral officially begins.
Because of UK coronavirus restrictions, the list of guests at the funeral has not been released. Only 30 of the Prince’s closest friends and family members will be allowed inside the church.
Recently two women who penned books on Melania spoke out about her relationship with the former president.
Reportedly since leaving the White House, Melania has returned to the privacy of her old life.
Reportedly, Melania spends the majority of her days in her private quarters, which are separate from her husbands at their private Palm Beach, Florida resort Mar-a-Lago. A resort insider recently told PEOPLE Magazine that “it is safe to say she plays the game for personal gain. Around here, that is not a bad thing.”
While in the White House Melania often drew controversy and confusion. The first ladies, and on a rare occasion publicly disagreed with her husband.
“I think a lot of people thought she just wanted to be rich,” said Mary Jordan, the author of The Art of Her Deal, a Melania Trump biography. “And she wanted not just to be rich — I heard that several times from key people: ‘You don’t understand, she wanted to be known.’ ”
Melania definitely saw that dream come true when she moved into the White House. Jordan says, however, what was most shocking during her time researching Melania were the things she discovered about her marriage to Donald Trump.
Melania began dating Trump in the early 1990s and caught his attention not only with her looks but by feeding his ego.
“All you do is butter [Donald Trump] up and make him feel like a man all the time because that’s what this kind of guy needs,” Nina Burleigh, the author of The Trump Women stated. “You have to toe the line in terms of this sort of toxically masculine person at the center of it all and make him feel secure as a man. That’s what [Melania Trump] has been good at from the very beginning. That was her special superpower.”
In 2017, when Trump took office, Melania renegotiated her prenuptial agreement.
“She’s the most powerful ally you can get if you’re attempting to influence Donald Trump,” said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in 2018. “No one, I know him for a long time, no one influences Donald Trump more than Melania Trump.”
Inside sources now say that post-presidency Melania is not happy.
“Melania acts as if she is not truly happy but has accepted what is required of her to live the lifestyle she relishes.”
Melania has reportedly decided to not play any further role in her husband’s political ambitions and instead focuses on enjoying the resort’s spa for hours each day and raising her son, Barron Trump.