On Sunday, first lady Melania Trump broke her silence following President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over her husband, President Donald Trump, and Twitter users went wild over her comment.
Previously, the first lady had been quiet in the days following the Nov. 3 presidential election. As expected, this year’s election took longer than normal to call because of a huge uptick in mail-in ballots due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the election held one of the largest voter turnouts in the nation’s history.
As ballot numbers started to pour in, the presidential race looked tight, especially in battleground states like Pennsylvania, Georgia, and North Carolina. Subsequently, as days passed and more ballots were tallied, red states shifted to blue. Thus, giving Biden the 270 electoral votes or more needed to win the presidency.
However, President Trump and many more Republicans have refused to concede the election. In fact, Trump has fought back against the election’s results. He even claimed victory saying on Twitter saying he “WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!“
Meanwhile, Melania echoed her husband’s sentiment and said that Americans deserve fair elections. In addition, she said America must protect its democracy.
“The American people deserve fair elections. Every legal – not illegal – vote should be counted. We must protect our democracy with complete transparency,” Melania tweeted.
Melania Trump’s Tweet Sends Twitter Into a Frenzy
As Melania’s tweet caught the attention of Twitter users all over the nation, reactions came flooding in. The divisive tweet set off Biden supporters. In contrast, her husband’s supporters wholeheartedly agreed with the first lady.
Many Twitter users have thanked Melania for her service and asked her to keep fighting for a Trump 2020 victory.
Next, other Trump supporters agreed with the first lady, but didn’t see the election results changing anytime soon.
On the other hand, Biden supporters did not hold back their criticisms for Melania’s comment. Many Twitter users have told her to move on and admit defeat.
Also, some accused the first lady and her husband of trying to steal the 2020 election. Furthermore, they said history will not be kind to the couple.
Finally, some users took a more humorous route. Indeed, they responded to Melania jokingly, telling her she did not congratulate Biden correctly.