Critics are calling Melania Trump's September 11 tribute 'narcissistic'

September 11, 2018, marks the 17th anniversary of the World Trade Centre attacks. For Americans, it’s a time to reflect on the events of that tragic day and pay homage to those who lost their lives and the brave first responders who ran towards danger.

But a bit of discord has bubbled up over Melania Trump’s tweet about the somber anniversary.

Before joining President Trump for a memorial to the victims of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, the first lady posted a photo of the couple and two military guards standing solemnly just outside of the White House. The photo was taken during a 9/11 memorial service held last year.

While there’s little to object to in FLOTUS’s short but simple message of #NeverForget, her critics have found her choice of image distasteful — because it features her and the president.

Her critics have suggested the first lady’s tweet is “narcissistic” because it contains a photo of her and her husband rather than patriotic imagery or art specific to the lives lost on September 11. (Stepson Donald Trump Jr., for instance, posted this image of the Twin Towers.)

Mrs. Trump isn’t alone in getting flak over her 9/11 tweet. President Trump’s tweet referencing the anniversary has been criticised for seeming overly enthusiastic and tone-deaf.

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