Melania gazing intensely while surrounded by American history.
Melania Trump will soon learn that a picture is worth a whole lot more than 1,000 words once it’s posted to Twitter.
Though the new FLOTUS doesn’t live in the White House, on Wednesday she took a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture with Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
After posting a photograph from her trip to Twitter, users on the very outspoken platform began to highlight the Trump family’s rocky relationship with race and noticed a hilariously perfect facial reaction lurking in the background.
According to yesterday’s White House pool report, Trump and Netanyahu were given a tour by David Skorton, Secretary of the Smithsonian, and Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Trump tweeted the following photograph of the four looking at one of the exhibits, and described the visit as an honor.
At first glance, the photo looks pretty normal, but because this is Twitter, the image was closely dissected and a man behind the group who appears to be rolling his eyes quickly became the star.
The image is significant because in the past the Trump family has come under fire several times before for their ignorance regarding the black community.
Back in January, the president made a controversial move by targeting Civil Rights icon and U.S. Representative for Georgia, John Lewis on Twitter, claiming he is "all talk and no action or results." Mor recently, Trump made an embarrassing speech for Black History Month, in which he appeared to imply that human rights leader, Frederick Douglass, was still alive.
Thus, the sight of a black man gazing towards the sky during FLOTUS’s visit to the historical museum is kind of perfect.
Between the man’s face and the Trump family’s poor track record with the black community, it’s no surprise the Twitter users had a lot to say.
Though it’s unclear who the black man is, it’s likely he could be part of Trump’s security team. The "eye roll" could simply have been him looking up to survey the area … or, you know, just glancing at the ceiling — let him live, people.
His clothing also fits the description of a Secret Service agent, and in the photograph below he appears to be wearing an earpiece.
Melania Trump (right) and Sara Netanyahu (second from left,) with Smithsonian employees.
But no matter who the man is, there’s no denying the photo sparked an important discussion.
President Trump had been expected to visit the Smithsonian museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but due to scheduling issues, the visit was postponed. Therefore, many were also wondering why he didn’t attend the trip alongside FLOTUS.
Judging from these Twitter comments and Trump’s past actions, the American people seem to think he could use a history lesson as well.