The White House releases 'strange' photo of Melania Trump on her birthday

Caroline Allen
The White House has released a “strange” picture of Melania Trump on her birthday on Twitter. [Photo: Getty]

The White House’s official Twitter page has released an image of Melania Trump surrounded by press.

The caption reads “Happy Birthday @FLOTUS!” and has been widely criticised as being a “strange” image to post on her birthday.

Melania Trump turns 49 today and the tweet is amassing thousands of likes by the minute.

Twitter users have taken to the comments to voice their confusion over the picture the White House have selected, branding it as a “deeply weird picture choice”.

One tweet read: “This is a really lame picture. Why not wish her a happy birthday with a picture of her doing something?”

Another wrote: “What a strange picture to post.”

The comments have continued to flood in, with people commenting on her “love of being photographed alone.”

Others have taken to Twitter to suggest we should also celebrate the birthday of “fake Melania”, too.

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The First Lady is expected to celebrate her birthday with a private dinner at the White House.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, will be attending the dinner. They’re visiting the US this week. 

Twitter users have taken aim at how unhappy the First Lady looks, using memes of other times she has looked miserable in Donald Trump’s presence.

One user wrote: “Wow, she looks so happy… NOT.”

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Others are confused by what’s so “weird” about it, with many wishing her a very happy 49th birthday.

One user said: “Happy Birthday to the best First Lady ever.”

Another simply said, “what a stunning first lady.”

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