First lady responds to tennis tweet backlash: 'Contribute something good'

Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate GOP, House Democrats begin battle over trillion bill Melania Trump announces plans to renovate White House Rose Garden Trump tweets photo of himself wearing a mask MORE responded on Saturday after photos she tweeted of her supervising a White House construction project prompted adverse reactions online, urging critics to "contribute something good" to their communities.

On Thursday, the first lady tweeted a series of photos, including images of herself wearing a hard hat and examining blueprints for the development of a tennis pavilion on the south grounds of the White House, according to The Associated Press

Critics of Trump's actions said that highlighting of the project was insensitive during the global outbreak of the coronavirus and recent disasters such as the tornadoes that struck Tennessee, killing 24 people.


"I encourage everyone who chooses to be negative & question my work at the @WhiteHouse to take time and contribute something good & productive in their own communities. #BeBest," Trump wrote in response.

Construction began for the tennis pavilion back in October. The White House said no public funds would be used in this development, according to the report.