Was Melania’s Twitter account hacked?


The official Twitter account of First Lady Melania Trump may have been hacked Tuesday when it apparently liked a tweet that mocks her marriage to Donald Trump.

Tuesday evening, writer Andy Ostroy tweeted, “Seems the only #Wall @realdonaldtrump’s built is the one between him and @FLOTUS #Melania #Trump.”

Along with his tweet, Ostroy included an infamous inauguration clip in which Melania Trump smiles briefly at her husband when he looks at her but then stops smiling the moment he turns away.

Within an hour of the post, Mrs. Trump’s verified Twitter account @MELANIATRUMP – which is separate from her @FLOTUS account – liked the tweet, which Ostroy didn’t believe, tweeting “I suspect this isn’t a real account for @flotus…”

However, a follower of Ostroy’s pointed out that it was her official account.


Several users took to Twitter to mock the incident.

“For as much of a Twitter troll Trump is, Melania liking this tweet just might be the best trolling of 2017 so far,” Twitter user Mike Zacchio wrote.

Wilfred Chan tweeted, “This is a historic tweet; never forget.”

Another Twitter account, JD-800 stated, “They’re just going to say it was an accident and she doesn’t know how to use Twitter.”

“Nobody knew how hard Twitter is,” the user wrote in a second tweet.

In looking at the history of the account, however, it appears it was hacked, or that the “like” – which has since been removed – may have been a mistake by one of her aides.

The last message written on the @MELANIATRUMP account was an election flyer that was shared on Nov. 8, 2016, and read, “Vote #TrumpPence16.”

The only other tweet the account has liked was its own from all the way back in 2012, which simply stated, “Hello Twitter!”

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