A little girl who was less than impressed about meeting Melania Trump during a visit to the White House has become an internet sensation.
On Tuesday, 30 sixth grade students from Digital Pioneers Academy, a Washington DC charter school, joined Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the White House Family Theater.
The First Lady presented the 2017 film Wonder, about a boy with Treacher Collins syndrome, a condition that causes facial deformities.
The little girl (pictured fourth from left) looks less than impressed at meeting Melania Trump
People were quick to spot her indifferent expression and tweeted accordingly
‘The movie celebrates October’s National Bullying Prevention Month by highlighting the importance of choosing kindness — a core belief of Mrs. Trump’s Be Best campaign,” a spokesperson for Trump told the Hill.
In a viral image from the event, which Melania’s office tweeted, a little girl stands out from the crowd because of her indifferent expression.
She hangs back from the group, crossing her arms defiantly with a bored expression on her face.
A tweet posted on Flotus’ account read: ‘Thank you to the students & teachers from @DPApcs who joined me & @BetsyDeVosED to watch the movie #Wonder in the @WhiteHouse theater today. What a wonderful message! #BeBest #BullyingPreventionMonth #ChooseKind.’
However the girl’s expression garnered plenty of reaction on Twitter, with posting a series of hilarious comments and memes.
The girl, who may or may not have intended to come across as nonchalant as she did, has become a viral hit following her brazen move.
Melania tweeted photos of herself and Betsy DeVos watching the movie ‘Wonder’ at the White House
Education secretary Betsy DeVos and First Lady Melania Trump welcome thirty local sixth grade students to the White House
‘This little girl with her arms folded is all of our spirit animals… lol,’ wrote New York Times columnist Charles Blow on Instagram .
He hashtagged the post #IReallyDontCareDoYou” in reference to Trump’s famous Zara jacket.
The First Lady was widely criticized in June for wearing a jacket with the slogan ‘I really don’t care, do u’ as she flew Thursday to visit children separated from their families at the Mexico border.
Twitter and Instagram users were quick to notice the girl’s nonplussed expression
Other people pointed out that the other students didn’t look too impressed either
People posted plenty of hilarious memes about the little girl’s encounter with FLOTUS
Others wondered what really was on the little girl’s mind when she was staring into space
Her surprise visit to a children’s shelter – where a handful of the 55 children it houses had been taken from their parents – was intended to underline her compassion for children, and came after she lobbied Trump to end separations.
Instead it was overshadowed by the former model’s choice of jacket – which she wore as she walked to the Oval Office to see her husband .
‘The little girl in the middle with her arms crossed is going to grow up and achieve great things,’ commented film producer Tariq Nasheed.