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The coronavirus pandemic has plagued the world since it first broke out in China in the latter half of 2019. First Lady Melania Trump has taken to social media to encourage children to continue learning in the midst of the social-distancing period.
Melania posted an update on the official FLOTUS account, encouraging children to continue learning and studying as schools were closed down in light of coronavirus concerns. “Visual learning is a great way to keep children engaged while home from school. @StoryTimeSpace offers children the opportunity to have real astronauts read them a book from the @Space_Station! Here is the link,” tweeted the First Lady.
However, her tweet was not received well by many on social media, with netizens mocking her education and her advice when she did not earn a college degree. Some have even pointed out that she lied about getting a fashion or architecture degree from the university in her home country of Slovenia. Some commented that she is not the best person to present this kind of advice and even asked to free the children who were separated from their families at the border.
Another user also commented that there are people who do not have access to a computer or the internet. Some questioned the effectiveness of the First Lady’s initiative, Be Best, aimed at cyberbullying and the opioid crisis.
Meanwhile, Melania’s predecessor, former First Lady Michelle Obama also shared words of comfort and advice on how to cope with the pandemic on social media. Obama shared a series of photos on her Instagram, with her suggestions on how to cope with the pandemic.
“These past few weeks have been scary and difficult for many of us. We just don’t have a roadmap for what we’re currently experiencing - that in and of itself can bring up feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and fear. Not to mention the worry we feel about the health and safety of our parents, children, and loved ones and the financial security of so many families. Whatever you’re going through right now, I want you to know you aren’t alone. Even as we practice social distancing, this new normal is something we are figuring out together,” wrote Obama in her post.