First Lady Melania Trump turned 49 on Friday, but the wishes sent to her on the official White House Twitter account seemed less than celebratory.
The @WhiteHouse account posted a photo from March of the First Lady sitting alone on a sofa in the Oval Office, with the caption “Happy Birthday @FLOTUS!”
The photo set the Internet abuzz. It featured a gaggle of more than a dozen photographers and reporters surrounding her, with cameras and microphones poised at something past Mrs. Trump.
She is looking in the other direction, with an enigmatic, serious expression on her face.
President Trump and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis were sitting out of the shot, and all of the press was focused on the two leaders.
Many questioned what they considered a strange image choice.
Twitter users described the supposedly celebratory post as “sadness personified,” “so strange” and said she was wearing her “Resting BeBest face,” a shot at her signature anti-bullying campaign.