Melania Trump Tweets Weekend Message To America; Regrets It In 8 Seconds

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Melania Trump made headlines earlier this year when she suggested that sick children could be healed by spending more time enjoying nature.

After visiting a pediatric ward in a New York City hospital, the first lady said:

‘I am a passionate believer in integrating and interpreting nature’s elements into our daily lives to create a warm, nurturing and positive environment.’

‘I believe that these same natural benefits can be instrumental to enhancing the health and well-being of all children.’

Not surprisingly, Mrs. Trump’s remarks about nature being able to heal sick children were not well received. Much like her husband, though, she doesn’t seem to have learned her lesson.

On Friday, Trump dedicated a “healing garden” at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. During a speech at the dedication event, she echoed some of her earlier statements about the benefits of spending time outside in the fresh air.

‘This garden will be a quiet space for children to benefit from nature’s most important elements: fresh air and beautiful views, to relax and enjoy in peace. It has always been my belief that a nurturing and positive environment is vital to the health and well-being of all children.’

“Fresh air and beautiful views” surely are beneficial to sick children. However, they’re not as beneficial as health insurance, something many people — including children — will lose if the president succeeds in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

Plenty of people pointed this out to the first lady after she tweeted on Friday about the “wonderful opening ceremony” she participated in for the garden.

‘Wonderful opening ceremony today for the new Healing Garden @chidlrenshealth. It will play vital role in recovery of extraordinary patients.’

Many Twitter users commented on the hypocrisy of Melania Trump promoting children’s health while her husband seeks to take away health care from millions of Americans.

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Others brought up other budget cuts President Trump has proposed that also will affect the children the first lady says she cares so much about.

Of course, plenty of other people couldn’t help but comment on the hefty bill Melania Trump is racking up by refusing to move out of Trump Tower and into the White House.

Despite the backlash, Mrs. Trump will surely continue to peddle fresh air as a healing tool for sick children; after all, if her husband succeeds in following through with his health care promises, fresh air will be the only treatment option many children have.

Featured image via Win McNamee/Getty Images.