October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place each year as a way to bring much-needed attention to the disease in the hope that additional funding and research will be raised. After First Lady Melania Trump sent out a tweet to promote the cause, critics of Donald Trump were quick to point out the irony in regards to the ongoing health care debate in the country.

Melania on Twitter

When Donald Trump first announced that he was running for president back in the summer of 2015, he did so on the floor of Trump Tower with his family by his side.

Melania Trump was right behind him, and many wondered what role she would play if the former host of "The Apprentice" gained steam in the election. Fast forward to last summer and Trump came out on top in the Republican primary and was named the GOP nominee. As he was nominated at the Republican National Convention, Melania came under fire for appearing to have part of her speech plagiarized from Michelle Obama. Since Trump's election win over Hillary Clinton, Melania has stayed mostly out of the spotlight, as she's given select comments and speeches in political safe spaces to avoid any negative press. Fast forward to present day and unlike her husband, Melania's time on social media is often simplified to general statements, which was seen during a tweet on October 1 about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Taking to her Twitter account on Sunday night, Melania Trump tweeted out that the White House would be lit pink in honor of the cause. "In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month we lit the @WhiteHouse pink!" the first lady posted to her social media account.

Despite the tweet appearing innocent and good natured, those who oppose Donald Trump wasted no time sounding off.

Twitter reacts

Not long after Melania Trump tweeted about BCAM, the reactions came pouring in, with many not being too positive. "In honor of Breast Cancer Month maybe you shouldn't take away the health care of millions of women who need it to fight breast cancer," one tweet sarcastically read.

"Yay! People are dying in Puerto Rico and now you can ignore them and light up the WH in pink," one Twitter user added. "It will look better in 2020 when we paint it blue (and send you and your hubby Daddy Warbucks back to the top floor of Trump Tower)" another tweet noted.

"It'd be more useful if u passed legislation allowing access to affordable health care so all women can get screened early on," yet another tweet stated. The negative reaction to Melania Trump's tweet about breast cancer only highlighted the wide political divide in the United States that doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon.