While President Donald Trump spent the last moments of 2018 at the White House working, his wife reportedly spent it at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
New Year 2019! MIA
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) January 1, 2019
There she attended a lavish ball with other notables figures, including but not limited to Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and diplomat Paolo Zampolli.
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) December 31, 2018
Our amazing beautiful elegant First Lady
Happy New Years everybody pic.twitter.com/XNQbrdCJKQ
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 1, 2019
It’s unclear whether any other members of the Trump family also attended the ball.
The president meanwhile spent most of Monday reaching out to the American people on social media.
“I’m standing at the colonnade of the White House right next to the Oval Office, and I just want to wish you a very, very happy New Year. It’s going to be a great year. Complicated, but great,” he said in a video published Monday evening to the White House’s Twitter account.
“But I will tell you, there has never been an administration that’s done more than the Trump administration in the first two years in office,” he added, describing his admin’s accomplishments.
“Our economy is doing great. Wages are rising for the first in time many, many years. People are getting more money. They’re working one job instead of two or three.”
Listen to the full statement:
The president also posted a shorter video to his own personal Twitter account to wish the American people “a really, really happy New Year.”
“While I’m at the White House working, you’re out there partying tonight. But I don’t blame you. Enjoy yourselves. We’re going to have a great year. Have a really, really happy New Year,” he said.
The response on social media was mixed. Conservatives reacted by wishing the president and his family a happy New Year in return, while liberals responded by hurling unnecessary invectives at not only the president but his immediate family as well.
Look at the conservative response below:
— Good vs Evil (@Sweeps2032) January 1, 2019
@realDonaldTrump HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and Melania and Barron!! So proud of my president and family. You are helping America! Thank you!@realDonaldTrump
— Dolly Galbraith (@dollygalbraith) January 1, 2019
You go Commander and Chief. Happy New Year, Mr. President. Tell Barron I’m very proud of his father. God bless you and your family. Your friend and mine. Jerry Mitchell.
— ChristianSoldier1984 (@jayhawk1984) January 1, 2019
Happy New Year to you, Melania and Barron! We support you! Stay firm on the Wall! There is a lot of government waste, perhaps this shut down will allow you to determine what needs to be cut.
— karminak (@karminak) January 1, 2019
— copperpeony (@copperpeony) January 1, 2019
Dear Mr. President and Melania. All the Patriots want to wish you and your lovely family a very Happy New Year. Thank you for all that you are doing for our country. You are strong, confident and are getting the job done. All the best to you. #MAGA pic.twitter.com/0NLn0gf0nh
— Phoenix (@PhoenixRead) January 1, 2019
Now contrast that with the liberal response:
— Jake Richards (@TheAngrySomm) January 1, 2019
@realDonaldTrump happy New Year! Also fuck you, you’re a gigantic piece of shit!
But seriously, fuck you as a politician, fuck you as a father, fuck you as a Republican, fuck you as an American, fuck you as a human. You are the worst example of all the aforementioned #resign
— Bryan (@AmuzedMob) January 1, 2019
— Chief Chakra Grabber (@DJTAffirmations) January 1, 2019
IT’S NEW YEAR’S EVE @realDonaldTrump, WOULD YOU SHUT YOUR FUCKING PIE HOLE? TOMORROW IS THE 1ST DAY OF 2019, THE YEAR THE DEMS TAKE IT ALL BACK. JUST GO SIT IN YOUR ROOM, WATCH TV, TAKE AN AMBIEN, AND LEAVE US ALONE. OH, AND GO FUCK YOURSELF.
— ?Miss My 44 so much☮??????? (@JOY_4_44) December 31, 2018
— Bobby Beyer (@BobbyBeyer4) December 31, 2018
Fuck your new year, and I hope you all end up in prison for conspiracy.
Motherfuckers. Fuck you all.
— Wade W. Wilson ? (@evilgjb) December 31, 2018
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