00:42 GMT08 March 2021
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    A number of social media users argued that media attention towards a former first lady of the United States is not exactly out of the ordinary.

    The Office of Melania Trump, whose opening was announced on Twitter last week, has slammed a recent CNN article about the ex-FLOTUS' lifestyle amid her husband’s second impeachment trial.

    The article in question suggested that Melania "has mentally all but left Washington behind", relaxing at the spa at Mar-a-Lago, though her "most fervent ire" has allegedly come "from watching Jill Biden kick off her East Wing tenure on nearly the antithesis of the path Trump took".

    When one of Trump’s supporters tweeted a link to the CNN’s article, inquiring why it is necessary to write such a "hit piece" on the ex-First Lady, the Office of Melania Trump pointed out in response that Melania is merely a private citizen now.

    ​"Mrs.Trump is no longer First Lady. She is a private citizen, mother, & wife," the Office tweeted. "Sources in this article are not affiliated with her nor have insight into her thoughts or daily life. CNN’s FLOTUS Correspondent choosing to publish false gossip illustrates the media’s unhealthy obsession".

    The tweet elicited a somewhat mixed response, as while some netizens seemed to voice their support for Melania, others argued that such media attention is hardly out of the ordinary.

    A number of people inquired about why the Office of Melania displayed an official US governmental seal on its account, if she is just a private citizen now.

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