The First Lady was insulted by Mark Roberts who went as far as to call Melania Trump a ‘hoebag’ and ‘dirty.’ As you can imagine, many people on social media, voters or not, did not agree with such offensive words and so, the politician got a lot of backlash.
The Congressional candidate’s attack, seemingly unprovoked, started on Twitter when he decided to compare the First Lady to a prostitute!
The tweet was actually a response to the president of conservative group Turning Point USA, Charlie Kirk’s tweet about the number of Trump staff members and how they compare to the previous FLOTUS Michaelle Obama’s.
‘Did you know the First Lady works by the hour? #thinkdirty #hoebag,’ Roberts simply wrote, baffling many with his sexist words.
That being said, social media users were quick to slam back.
‘The measure of a person can be said to be the manner in which they treat those they disagree with. If this is indicative of who that man is, it reveals a disdain for women. If you are not offended, ask yourself if the same was tweeted regarding your daughters/mother/etc., would you be?’ one follower wrote.
‘What an abhorrent thing to say – underscores that you aren’t fit for public office,’ another slammed the politician.
‘Sorry but even the President should not be judged if he went and kicked the sh*t out of this guy,’ a third person stated.
But that is not all! Not only has Roberts refused to delete the offensive tweet but he also slammed back at the social media users criticizing him.
As people were seriously asking why the platform has not taken down the disgusting tweet, the politician arrogantly explained that ‘It’s that whole 1st amendment thing.’
This tweet was also accompanied by a screenshot of Twitter’s explanation that it did not go against its terms of service.
It’s that whole 1st amendment thing. pic.twitter.com/f6RsZved80
— Mark Roberts (@RobertsforCD2) July 31, 2018
Some were shocked by the post while others were not so surprised given the fact that Robert has quite a controversial history of sexism and online harassment.
What do you think about his latest scandal? Was his tweet warranted in any way or did he go too far?