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  • Melania Trump was mocked by Stephen Colbert on his the 'Late Show'
  • White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham lambasted the host for making fun of the FLOTUS
  • Avid followers of Melania Trump described her as the 'Best First Lady' America has ever had

Melania Trump has become a favorite subject of mockery and denigrations since she became the First Lady of the United States in 2017. On Monday, the wife of President Donald Trump received backlash again after she posted about the Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Twitter. Among those who made fun of the FLOTUS is comedian Stephen Colbert.

The late-night talk show host took swipe at Melania during the most recent episode of the “Late Show.” After showing the tweet of Barron Trump’s mom, Stephen claimed the FLOTUS relates to the famed Christian minister-activist, especially the part about wanting to have freedom.

“Melania’s tweet was short and sweet. ‘Together we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKDay…The oddest thing about that tweet was the graphic she used, which just said ‘MLK Day,'” Stephen Colbert said on his program. “Timely … and factual. And I’m being told we have a preview of the first lady’s tweet for tomorrow: Together we honor—Tuesday, January 21.’ Again, so truthful,” he continued.

While some viewers laughed and agreed with Stephen’s comments, it did not sit well with the people in the White House. Speaking to Daily Caller, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham expressed her disgust over the host’s remarks about Melania Trump.

“Here we go again — an irrelevant late-night talk show host mocking the first lady when her main focus is serving the American people,” the FLOTUS’s spokeswoman told the publication. "His comments were disgraceful and certainly not original, but that doesn’t seem to matter when you’re hurting for ratings," she went on.

Aside from Stephen Colbert, numerous netizens also reacted negatively to Melania Trump’s tweet. “How do plan on honoring it?  Going to accuse our first African American president of not being born in the US again? #BeBest,” one netizen wrote on Twitter. “Just having someone like you even tweet the name of my friend’s father makes me want to rise up, speak out against your ignorance, protest against your very ungenerous [privilege], your contribution to the pain & the inequality of others, and vote you out of our WH & into oblivion,” actress Nancy Lee Grahn stated. The FLOTUS has yet to comment on these harsh remarks.

Devoted followers of Melania Trump, on the other hand, offered nothing but words of love of appreciation for her and President Donald Trump. “Melania Trump is the Best First Lady America has ever had, President Donald Trump is the Best President America has ever had. I am praying for you both daily, your good friend Michael,” Michael Hockensmith said. “Thank you @FLOTUS for being such a great representative of our great country. The USA is so proud of the job you and @POTUS are doing for our great country. Stay strong!” David Blu penned in the comment section.

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