Former President Barack Obama's patriotism is being called into question among certain groups of the voting public.
According to Breitbart, Obama did not post anything on Facebook over the July 4 holiday. The famous conservative website chided Obama for the omission, criticizing him for spending the day at a conference in Seoul, South Korea.
Numerous like-minded news websites followed Breitbart's lead.
The headline of the Conservative Tribune read: "Obama silent during 4th of July… Not a single post celebrating freedom."
The Patriot Beacon compared Obama and his family's alleged lack of "pride and patriotism" with that of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who celebrated the holiday with members of the U.S. military and their families.
The story, headlined "Melania Trump Just Put Michelle Obama To Shame On July 4," quotes what the first lady tweeted for the occasion: "[The President] & I were honored to host members of military & families for a picnic at the [White House] this evening. #HappyIndependenceDay. Thank you to the [US Navy] Country Current & [US Army] Down Range bands for performing at tonight’s picnic to honor the military. #Happy4th."
The article concludes by summarizing exactly how Melania Trump allegedly puts Michelle Obama to shame: "We’re so glad that we finally have a First Lady who is so elegant, poised, beautiful, and thoughtful," writes columnist David Miller. "Michelle never would have made her Independence Day about military veterans, but Melania did just that! SHARE this story if you agree Melania Trump is a wonderful First Lady!"
Breitbart offered a sarcastic explanation for the former president, saying that Obama "had far more important things to do on July Fourth in South Korea this year -- like attacking the current president."
The reference is to comments Obama made about Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, joining Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries that are not part of the agreement.
According to the Associated Press, Obama said during a July 1 speech in Indonesia, "In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history about climate change, an agreement that even with the temporary absence of American leadership can still give our children a fighting chance."
In June, Trump defended his decision to withdraw from the agreement, arguing that it was a bad deal for Americans and that other countries had beat the U.S. at the negotiating table, reports The New York Times.
Findings from a recent Yale University poll, however, suggest that Americans think the U.S. should participate in the agreement by a 5-1 ratio. A majority of Republicans are also in favor of remaining in the deal.