Melania Trump thanked first responders in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma on Sunday as the Category 4 storm moves onto the U.S. mainland.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 10, 2017
Donald Trump received a briefing on the storm at Camp David, where he and the First Lady are spending the weekend.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump had several calls with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio in the past week. White House chief of staff John Kelly also spoke with Sen. Bill Nelson, she added.
Irma is expected to bring deadly winds and storm surges to Florida as it moves up the state’s west coast. Over 6 million people have been evacuated from the state’s low-lying coastal and southern areas.
Quite a few people wondered why Melania was even in such a meeting:
This is insane. What do you know about FEMA? This is a joke!
— Jean (@jp6882) September 10, 2017
Why. Are. You. In. This. Meeting. ??? You have NO place in a National Security Meeting! NONE! ZIP! NADDA!
— Molly Groom Alter (@GroomAlter) September 10, 2017
Americans are genuinely concerned with your husband’s mental stability. Please send us a sign. Blink once for A-OK, twice for SAVE ME.
— Tainted Democracy (@tainteddemo) September 10, 2017
Why are you there?
— Christine Kennedy (@uws89) September 10, 2017
Why are you and KPence at this meeting? Can’t DT or MP handle anything without you two overseeing them? You aren’t doing well.
— Patricia Lawrenz (@plawrenz) September 10, 2017
what are you doing there? expert on stiletto’s during hurricanes?
— resisting2017 (@resisting2017) September 10, 2017
Why in the world is Melania in the briefing?
— JacquieB (@totallyjorganic) September 10, 2017
Donny is putting responders and all life as we know it at risk due to his rejection of climate science. He’s part of the problem. Sad.
— Kimberly Woodward (@macscompute) September 10, 2017
Is it ” bring your wife to work” day?
— Amanda Bayley (@Maandymoo) September 10, 2017
She only there for the picture
— Mae Campbell (@52Frog) September 10, 2017