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Melania Trump Being Eviscerated For Photo Op With Orphan Baby, ‘A Career Ender’

Melania Trump posted previously unseen images of the trip she made with Donald Trump to visit shooting victims at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, including one photo where she’s holding a baby who was orphaned as a result of the deadly shooting there last week.

In the photo, Melania Trump is holding an infant, who is the son of Jordan Anchondo, 24, and Andre Anchondo, 23, a young couple who were killed in last Saturday’s shooting at a Walmart.

The President is making a thumbs-up sign next to the first lady and is joined by some of the baby’s surviving relatives — the baby’s uncle Tito Anchondo.

Jordan Anchondo shielded her 2-month-old baby in her arms as she was shot, saving his life but sacrificing her own. Andre was killed as he attempted to jump in front of his wife to protect her.

The Anchondo baby was discharged from University Medical Center prior to the Trump’s visit, but brought back in order to meet the President and first lady in person, a hospital official tells CNN’s Jim Acosta.

The infant was one of two previously discharged patients who returned to meet the President, who the same official said acted during the hospital visit with “an absence of empathy.”

Trump’s trip to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso were not without controversy, in large part surrounding his rhetoric both prior to the shootings and afterward. In one Wednesday tweet he slammed Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, accusing them of lying about components of his visit.

Melania Trump’s photo of the baby was one of four images she posted on her social media feeds after their visit to the grieving communities — another photo shows the first lady greeting what appears to be one of the younger victims injured, bending over her hospital bed to shake her hand.

“I met many incredible people in Dayton, Ohio & El Paso, Texas yesterday. Their communities are strong and unbreakable,” Melania Trump tweeted. “@potus and I stand with you!”

As you could imagine, people were furious:

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