Melania Just Referred to the White House as ‘Her Administration’ and People Have Questions
Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration plans to ban vaping products with sweet and fruity flavors amid heightened concerns about electronic cigarettes’ health hazards and surging use by teenagers.
The move comes after reports of at least six deaths and more than 450 cases of severe lung illnesses that are believed to be linked to e-cigarette use — although there is no indication flavoring was the cause.
“People are dying with vaping,” Trump asserted while meeting with reporters at the White House. “We have to find out the extent of the problem.
“We can’t allow people to get sick and we can’t have our youth be so affected,” Trump said as First Lady Melania Trump sat next to him. Two days ago, Melania Trump tweeted that she was “deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children.”
I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children. We need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes from becoming an on-ramp to nicotine addiction for a generation of youth. @HHSGov
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 9, 2019
She tweeted about it again today, referring to the Administration as hers:
Data shows a high usage of flavored e-cigarettes among our youth. It's our responsibility as parents to understand the dangers that come from vaping. Our Administration supports the removal of flavored e-cigarettes from stores until they're approved by @US_FDA. #BeBest pic.twitter.com/02O5waTgIj
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 11, 2019
Note she said “Our Administration.” Not Trump’s Administration or her husband’s Administration.
And Twitter caught on quickly:
"Our" Administration….this is surely a Twilight zone episode where this entire family has a role to rule over others apparently….bizarre… https://t.co/oNTNCBx99k
— GeoffHenderson (@Geoffsabtchange) September 11, 2019
……your administration? https://t.co/CkOn7rA2TC
— Polyphemus (@SisypheanShade) September 11, 2019
I could be wrong, but my gut instinct tells me that the phony, first mannequin @FLOTUS had nothing to do with writing this tweet. Does she even understand what the word data means? Well, at least she's got nice kidneys…. https://t.co/CEYb4NyBHb pic.twitter.com/guo4q928B2
— Tony Marino (@AMMarino1313) September 11, 2019
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) September 11, 2019
— Cortney Miller (@CortneyMiller22) September 11, 2019
Ur not president, illegal. https://t.co/0PzIsydQWh
— 𝐕𝐈(6)ᴛ (@FootCondenseur) September 11, 2019
You're not my mom. You're the First Lady. Stop trying to nanny the state and keep a closer eye on Barron if you're upset about him vaping https://t.co/099qofZbJ0
— You Have Nothing Interesting to Say (@zipyourfacehole) September 11, 2019