First lady Melania Trump sparked criticism on social media for not tweeting about her husband, President Donald Trump, on Valentine's Day.
She tweeted on the holiday while visiting the National Institute of Health's Children's Inn in Bethesda, Maryland -- but made no mention of the president or their marriage. During her visit, the first lady was pictured chatting with children at the center and helping them decorate cookies.
"Looking forward to a very sweet afternoon visiting @theChildrensInn & celebrating Valentine’s Day with some kids at @NIH! #HappyValentinesDay," she tweeted prior to her visit.
Social media users were quick to respond to the tweet, with many applauding her for not mentioning Donald Trump amid controversy surrounding an extramarital affair.
"Absolutely love that she doesn't even mention her husband," one Twitter user tweeted.
"Hey [Donald Trump] - this is what they call a totally deserved burn from wifey," another user tweeted.
"In our country, we traditionally spend this day with our spouses. Problems at home?" another joked.
The silence was intensified by romantic tweets and messages from other world leaders, including former President Barack Obama and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, as well as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Despite the controversy, some defended Melania Trump's choice not to publicly acknowledge her husband on Valentine's Day.
"First thing that popped in my head was Melaina take your coat off and stay a while... why was she wearing a coat? No one else had one on... and as for her not wishing hubby a Happy Valentine's Day... who care does he deserve a Valentine's day shout out?? I would say no. Also, again why must people wish their spouse (who I am going to assume they live with) a Happy Valentine's Day or Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary on social media??? It can only be for attention," one Daily Mail reader commented.
"Does the media REALLY need to continue these unwarranted, nasty, snarky attacks on their personal life???? This is absolutely ridiculous - they do not necessarily need to fawn all over each other as the obama's and clinton's do in order to feign they are a couple," another added.
Meanwhile, President Trump made headlines for an early morning response that followed the devastating mass shooting in Florida that took place on Valentine's Day -- questioning the behavior of the shooter that were virtually ignored by school officials and authorities, reports Time.
"So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again," the president tweeted.