The White House released Melania Trump’s first official portrait on Monday, “taken in her new residence at the White House,” according to the official statement.
The first lady, a former fashion model, is shown from the waist up wearing a black ensemble. Looking directly into the camera, FLOTUS is sporting what appears to be a smile, though we can’t say for sure.
What is becoming crystal clear is that people are less than amused by what’s on her finger: A diamond so massive it might be visible from space along with the Great Wall of China.
As you can imagine, some thought that money could be better spent on other things.
After NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted out the portrait, one user quickly replied: “Sell the ring, save Meals on Wheels.”
“Nice ring @MELANIATRUMP,” wrote another person tweeted, “pls show it off to everyone that is losing health care, education, meals. How is the bullying campaign going btw?”
Meanwhile journalist from Ireland wanted to know: “So, tell us Melania, what attracted you to orange billionaire Mr Trump? Nice ring btw.”
Check out more the snarkfest below.
Melania Trump sporting her Trump University Class Ring. pic.twitter.com/0BhlaOCHNi
— LeftDial (@LeftDial) April 3, 2017
White House unveils official Melania Trump portrait pic.twitter.com/1n5Jnqk6dn
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) April 3, 2017
— Long Beach Chica (@BohemianxChica) April 3, 2017
Lovely image of Melania Trump's 25-carat engagement ring.
Ahem. I mean Melania Trump's official photograph. pic.twitter.com/8iCwnEgH0Z
— Blogdramedy (@Blogdramedy) April 3, 2017
The White House releases the first official portrait of First Lady Melania Trump…wearing a 25 carat diamond ring. pic.twitter.com/Un07BJWVck
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) April 3, 2017
— Kathy Silke ???????? (@KathySilke) April 3, 2017
She has more than earned that diamond ring!! ???? https://t.co/dkCw964lQe
— Sarah (@sarahb579) April 3, 2017
@Lawrence I hope Melania Trump is happy with the 15 carat 1.5 million dollar ring, while seniors won't have funding for meals on wheels
— Mary Lou Pellatt (@loupellatt) March 17, 2017