First Lady Melania Trump quickly took to Twitter to express her sympathies to those affected by the van hitting crowds in Barcelona, Spain. Melania wrote on her @FLOTUS account a simple, sincere message: “Thoughts and prayers to #Barcelona.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thoughts and prayers to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Barcelona?src=hash">#Barcelona</a></p>— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) <a href="https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/898225742756159489">August 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Less than an hour into her tweet, the First Lady’s message has been retweeted almost 2,000 times and liked by nearly 6,000 times by her followers. Many have also expressed their support and appreciation for the First Lady’s tweet of sympathy to the victims of the terror attack in Barcelona.
Mainstream media are starting to report and carry the First Lady’s tweet on the incident, just as Spanish police confirmed that the van hitting crowd in Barcelona is a terror attack as multiple people have died and others injured.
The @FLOTUS account has more than 8 million followers. Melania Trump has also been more active with the account of late, sending sensible and sobering messages especially in trying and challenging times like the Charlottesville chaos where she condemned violence.
The U.S. Consulate in Barcelona is also working double time to determine if any American citizens were affected by the terror act. It also posted a message that they are ready to provide consular assistance to any U.S. citizen who may need such help.