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Melania Trump has a good sense of humor. That's evident by the photo she authorized the White House photographer to tweet in celebration of her 48th birthday.

Mrs. Trump turned 48 on Friday, April 26. The White House tweeted this tongue-in-cheek photo of the First Lady showing the subtle dissonance between her and the White House Press Corps.

The photo shows Mrs. Trump sitting regally on a sofa in the Oval Office. A hint of a smile dances on her lips, as she surveys the scrum of photographers around her. She is as calm as the eye of a category 6 storm.

The tweet has generated over 10,000 comments and tens of thousands of retweets. Many assume the photo means she is "all alone" in the White House.

"Where are her child and husband?" one Twitter user asked.

Others wondered how the White House could release such a "depressing" photo.

"Regardless what I think of her and her family, this is just weird," tweeted another user.

Twitter is a liberal platform. It's no wonder the playful message of the photo sailed over users' heads.

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The photo has spawned numerous memes and jokes about how Melania is holding up after the Stormy Daniels scandal.

From where Melania is sitting, it looks like she's holding up just fine.

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Photos by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images, White House

  • Seldomseen

    I love you Auntie so responsive!

  • Seldomseen

    Ok lissen up Roses I got a lot going on......feeling a lil manic.
    1. How go I start a luxury T shirt line?
    2. What do I do about shoulder pain?

  • onelove

    i thought she was wayyyy older than 48..hell i'm 53 and don't look near like her!! i thinkl i would look like her when i'm 70..ijs..black just don't crack when you take good care of it!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    48 is not old so why does she look old?

  • Seldomseen

    I am sure dealing with the Donald will put some age on you.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Good luck with everything. I am building a blog and it feel time consuming but it will be worth it in the end. I think you need to look up companies to buy your products through so that you can get started.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    True

  • Seldomseen

    Here’s the thing, I want to design and sell....but I want someone else to make. Does that make sense?

  • iWasteTime

    Anyone know the playful message of the photo!?

  • WhoKnew

    BREAKING NEWS: WTF is going on this Monday? TMZ just reported that now Larry King has had a heart attack. Apparently he was supposed to check himself into a hospital but went into cardiac arrest before doing so. Geesh...

  • iWasteTime

    Peabo Bryson had one today too

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Come through matching that ugly azz couch Caitlyn??????

  • WhoKnew

    How do I start a luxury T shirt line? Start off by branding your tee-shirt line and getting a trademark.

    What do I do about shoulder pain? Shoulder pain could be just shoulder pain from an unnoticed injury. Shoulder pain also could be one of the symptoms of a heart attack. Definitely see your doctor if it persist longer than a week.

    feeling a lil manic.... Don't. Do your best to not let stress get the better of you.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Have u heard that tired ass remake if the Aladdin theme? That horrible rendition probably sent him over.

  • that_VA_thickchick

    Lawd Jaysus!

  • WhoKnew

    I know. I commented on that earlier. Whew...tew much today.

  • luVn_liFe…

    omg!

  • WhoKnew

    I know, right? It's just tew much with these sad stories today.

  • Navybeans95

    Rub some cannabis oil on it...it has fixed the tendinitis in my wrists...

  • luVn_liFe…

    it sure isnt, Im 47 and run circles around these 30yr olds in this office. AND i dont look it. Melania messes q/her face. that will AGE you.

  • iWasteTime

    That white man payed 50 and in related news 50 made 300K off a shirt with 2 lines from the exchange ... lmaooo

  • Mz_Opinionated

    You shut up! Something happened to Peabro Bryson as well. I heard it briefly this afternoon in the car.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I just said that...get out of my thoughts ?

  • luVn_liFe…

    Larry King, 85, suffered a heart attack last week and spent several days in the cardiac intensive care unit; he's expected to be released later today - TMZ
    ~~~~
    I just found this.. that was last week

  • Seldomseen

    ??????

  • bemetoo

    Yes it’s heart attack Monday and the grim reeper is out on the move

  • Kanyade
  • Seldomseen

    Where is Jennie, we need some understanding. Is the universe not aligned?

  • Kanyade
  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    48! That's got to be a lie!

  • bemetoo

    Regina king just said John Singleton is dead

  • Karen Brady

    I saw Peabo in concert w/ Regina Belle three years ago and he brought us to our feet!!! Godspeed Mr. Bryson. I'd also like to add that in the early 2000's he used to walk around Lenox Sq. Mall with his shirt unbuttoned showing off all his peach fuzz. Them little naked girls weren't checking for him though. Glad to see you started buttoning up Mr. Bryson. I love you!

  • Karen Brady

    Sad, sad, sad business.

  • that_VA_thickchick

    Really, already? OMG Most recent stories I saw was that they were taking him off life support but nothing has been updated stating he's dead already.

    God, that's so sad.

  • WhoKnew

    TMZ just reported it today. Still it's tew much going on. Nipsey, John, Peabo, Larry King..like wow..

  • luVn_liFe…

    she's probably there at the hospital?

  • WhoKnew

    Yeah, he had a heart attack too.

  • bemetoo

    Somebody just said referring to John Singleton “why would you remove your dead phone from a charger”??? I just holler???????

  • that_VA_thickchick

    I think the RIP John Singleton posts are premature. He's not dead yet. But they took him off life support so....we know it's coming. Dang!

    He's still alive on TMZ and Wikipedia and those two be ON IT!

  • bemetoo

    They took him off over an hr ago

  • Mz_Opinionated

    That is an ugly sofa! ?

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Yeah, sadly when there's smoke there's fire...so since news reports were saying he was "deceased" earlier. It clearly was only a matter of time. That's a shame.

  • Ryan

    I have a great sense of humor to the point where I can crack jokes and do ish at work/ out anywhere when I can tell they're going through it - this right here ain't funny, it's depressing AF. Why is she scooched all the way to the end of the couch leaving a wide space where her family would be sitting? Can we get a first lady in 2020 that's not mean-mugging/smirking all the time? They're getting paid with my tax dollars so if you're that miserable GTFO!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Medically, he is brain dead.

  • that_VA_thickchick

    Maybe. I don't know how close they still are. But if so, it's kinda out of pocket to announce it before the family.

  • Ryan

    Being married to somebody like trump can't be easy.

  • Topic Influencer

    What do I do about shoulder pain?
    ^^^^^^
    Try NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid

    Sold at Vitamin Shoppe

  • that_VA_thickchick

    It can take hours, sometimes almost a day for someone to die when they are taking off life support. But he might be gone by now. Just hasn't been updated online.

  • Seldomseen

    Any Houston folks in here

  • that_VA_thickchick

    Yes, I get that. When he didn't bounce back from the stroke after a day or two I figured he was on his way out. 51 is so young. SMH

  • that_VA_thickchick

    This is the most recent post I've seen (posted today at 2:17pm):

    (CNN)Director John Singleton is on life support after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago, his publicist Shannon Barr told CNN.

    Several reports that Singleton had died were published online Monday morning, and fans began posting tributes. But Barr said those reports are inaccurate.

  • WhoKnew

    She believes that the mean mugging and scrunching her eyes like that all the time makes her look sexy. NO. STOP IT. IT DOES NOT. IT DON'T. But then we have to remember that her and all her kinfolk have whole other people and voices living inside their head so that tell them that what don't make sense to normal people is perfectly fine among the insane people that they are...umm...so yeah...there you go...

  • Meme

    That sounds very exciting (luxury t-shirts) have you tried finding manufacturers in china/ india (sending your designs) requesting samples (may be cheaper) see what the samples are saying. Good luck hope it goes well

  • luVn_liFe…

    agreed

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Didn’t go over anybody’s head.

    Folks just don’t jive with 45.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    and the matching Earth tone shoes

  • Mielle Downey

    Happy Birthday FLOTUS!! Such style and grace. GOD BLESS HER.

  • Zeta Aggie

    Yes

  • Zeta Aggie

    Lol exactly. Whoever works for her is making her look horrible.

  • Zeta Aggie

    And Peabo Bryson too.

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    I think they just want to report it first, cause someone from the family told the media. So, at the very least, they knew. In reality though, on life support with no brain activity & unresponsive.. that's as good as gone. They are going to take him off later today. *Updated report*

  • that_VA_thickchick

    Yeah I saw one headline from 5 hours ago saying he'd already been removed. It just seems like people want to be the first to post RIP for some reason. Let the man take his last breath, let his family have a moment to mourn his spirit leaving his body, and so on and so forth. Just seems tacky to me.

  • WhoKnew

    Off topic to lighten things up: I saw the funniest thing Saturday evening when I went to gas up for the week. A lady and her daughter were trying to buy $32 in gas with a counterfeit 10, 20 and 2 ones. The attendant called the women back into the gas station and showed them that he had marked all the bills with a pen and they were counterfeit. So he handed the money back to the women and told them to leave and that he was not going to call the police on them. Clearly embarrassed, the mother says so what do you think I should do? He said leave before I call the police. Still trying to play it off the mother says well, I'm going to call the bank on Monday because I can't imagine why they would give me counterfeit money. I'm thinking quietly to myself "they didn't". So she turns to leave but then turns back and gives him the $10 and says well just give me $10 on pump 4. And she left. The guy calls her back into the gas station and says I just told you this $10 is not real. The lady super embarrassed then goes into defense mode telling the attendant he switched the $10 when she left the gas station. Meanwhile, the daughter says come on ma, let's just go somewhere else. Young, when I tell you I did everything I could to keep from LMAO....whew it took a lot.

  • ALLMINE?

    She cool but I thought she was 55.

  • joel adams

    The meaning of this photo “sailed” over my head too.
    I mean, she look like she waiting on an UBER
    They not paying attention to her

  • Renee Lovelace

    sorry ass.

  • Seldomseen

    Thinking about taking a trip to Galveston, I need to unwind be around some water, slow my pace. Do you have any recommendations?

  • SpillyNillie

    Stop playin'...Mylanta is NOT 48!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Thats a strong, rode up, washed out, gelled down, burnt up 48...

  • Guest

    SCAMMERS!

  • Kayke

    They’re funny ?! “48”, she is every bit of 62.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I would be pissed if that was my friend or family member. I’m annoyed now.

  • B.Loveitt

    She is alone and don't like that POS. It's what's happens when you marry for fame, money and a green card.

  • that_VA_thickchick

    Right. It's about decorum. When I find out classmates pass I never put it on FB until after I've seen the family has announced it. And even then I might just make sure that people we actually knew saw it. And I try not to tag family members in the post because that post will show up in their FB memories every year going forward.

  • DeJeri

    Black people and white people age differently so if we want to do a similar comparison, Cindy Crawford is 53 and is also a former model. That makes her FIVE years OLDER than Ms. Trump. I don't get all of the hype about this chic.

  • Ladyshopper

    EXACTLY!

  • chaisun

    I thought she was in her 60’s.

  • Chhzz

    that's an old photo.

  • chaisun

    ???

  • chaisun

    Well it is “sexy and attractive” for white western standards. I think to us she looks silly. Lol. All day I see white women on the trains and in the city with that same face on while poking their lips out. I’m always wondering if I’m like living in a twilight zone. Does anyone else think they look ridiculous and if so why am I the only on looking at them like they are?. Now they’re even poking their butts like we used to do back in the 80’s too. ?????

  • the guest

    Great photo concept and art direction.

  • Kimocha

    I wouldn't want Chief Chump Cheetos in my bday pic either!

  • Coffee1st

    I'm trying to figure out what's so special, much less humorous, about this pic.
    I'm out.... y'all have fun.

  • deadellamore

    BIDEN 2020!!!! F*&K MELANI AND HER RACIST HUSBAND!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Oh ok I got you

  • stacee

    48 my ass.

  • Shawty

    lmao

  • Scorpio

    Not Mylanta!!! LOL!

  • Mielle Downey

    F$ck Biden and his racist no busing policy to end segregation that he worked on with Grand kkk wizard Robert Byrd. SOME black folks seems to have selective memory.

  • Mielle Downey
  • Ryan

    If she's trying to look sexy she did it better when she did those porn shoots. Cause this ain't it!

  • DroneRivers

    "A hint of a smile dances on her lips..."

    *scrolls back up* Bwahahaha whew chile!

  • PlayerP

    Chief Chump Cheetos...
    LOL...me likey

  • Clopretty

    I really feel like she's been so withdrawn these years, we've hardly heard of anything she has done! opposed to the other First Ladies you hear so much about their work in the world and their contributions to their husband as President. It's crazy she's done nothing! We haven't even seen the son since damn near the day this man became President..... Weird!

  • Soda

    Oh, is that who that is? We're not used to seeing her with clothes on.

  • MRiGOThim

    I thought it was Caitlyn Jenner aka Bruce sittin on that couch O_o

  • BRuhman_Vista

    If you've never been to Galveston, here are a few suggestions:

    1) Take a stroll along the beach front. You can also rent bikes, segways, motorized scooters.
    2) If you're a kid/kid at heart, consider Moody Gardens (indoor rainforest, aquarium, etc)
    3) Visit "The Strand" for boutique store shopping and restaurants.
    4) The Pleasure Pier is a small theme park located off off the gulf if you're into rides and games. There also are dining options
    5) Of course, there are all sorts of water activities and swimming, but I'm not personally fond of swimming in the gulf. ?
    6) If you go, plan to go out to the beach just before sunrise. Seeing the sun come up over the gulf horizon is one of the most beautiful things you will ever witness. ??
    7) By all means, EAT SEAFOOD. Fish Tail is a nice spot across from the Pleasure Pier.

    Enjoy! ?

  • Seldomseen

    Such a good list. Thank you very much! Any soul food places, hole in the wall bars?

  • Zeta Aggie

    Sorry I don’t frequent Galveston that much. I know the San Luis abc Hotel Galvez are nice. I personally like Hotwire- just plug in s zip code and you can get 4 star hotels at fydcijbtrd prices. Good luck and have fun!

  • Eileen

    that is because the media will not cover her at all. for them Michelle was the ish and they are not concerned about Melania. This is not right Michelle had her time and now it is Melania's time!

  • Daffanyrose

    Lol

  • Yoni7

    That's a rough lookin' 48. 61 tops!

  • AndSo

    LOL. Puhleeze.

  • AndSo

    It is a myth. Dunno where people came up with such nonsense. We may seem to age differently, but we definitely still age just as much when it comes to the looks.

  • sunni_daze

    She's showing way too much leg for a First Lady. Michelle would never.

  • Logan Roberts

    I wonder did Cheeto know it was her birthday ?

  • Chulita

    Press ignores her. She does a ton of work.

  • Chulita

    No

  • Chulita

    I am

  • ShWa

    She looks so unhappy, just going with the flow of things.....

  • Soda

    Good for you.

  • Lucy

    Serious question...What has she done.

  • EMILY POST

    I love the Green Coat... She dresses beautifully. I wonder if they are going to do a book on her clothing choices during her time in the white house like they do for all the first ladies.

  • Trace da Ace

    blah blah blah...who cares? Happy bday tho....she shares a bday with my mom dukes.... #taurusSeason

  • justlooking

    Not trying to talk slick, but you answered your own question.

  • justlooking

    I knew for certain, NO doubt that she was 54. Like you and I could have had a little back and forth. GIGGLES

    She looks like she smokes, drinks and vomits. YEAP

  • EMILY POST

    Normally Vogue or somebody publishes something but the Arts and Entertainment industry are taking such a hardline stance against The President and his adminstration thats why I am not sure...

  • justlooking

    HI Chilupa - Please tell me specifically what has she done. I need 10..

    I'll be waiting

  • justlooking

    okay, I get you. Hopefully that controversial coat will be front and center. It was in poor taste and I can't get past that. #petty

  • WutizstillHERE!

    It looks like they are in wait for the real Tea she has to spill.. and will spill trust..

  • WutizstillHERE!

    She is aging nicely...for milk..

  • Yoni7

    And grapes.

  • Yoni7

    B!tch looks like a RICH owl (old yt lady) that played on Dynasty or something.

  • Maxx

    Depressing photo for a depressing couple.

  • justlooking

    HOWLS!!!!! OKAY

    Joan Collins Older Sister

  • mzwhang90210

    ?????

  • mzwhang90210

    What platform are you using for your blog?

  • blue skies

    u mean 58...right?

  • blue skies

    RIGHT! DIS LADY EVERY BIT OF 58

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I am sung WordPress.

  • EMILY POST

    Lol ? it should beautiful clothing she wears.

  • mzwhang90210

    Hello Empress..Wordpress seems to be the leader. Wix is cool, but a hassle if you ever decide to transfer content. From what I've read, WordPress is preferred by most. Good luck with your blog!!??

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Thanks so much ??