The FLOTUS will collect the 2020 Women of Distinction award from the Palm Beach Atlantic University. According to the Palm Beach Post, the award recognises women for their charitable leadership. These include organisations that support the arts, education, health care and other charitable schemes.
But many online were outraged at the First Lady receiving such an accolade.
Eileen Burns, co-chair of the event, said: “Our first lady is an exquisite human being, a magnificent wife and life partner, a superb mother and an outstanding first lady, who represents us brilliantly in the United States and worldwide.
“Melania is a perfect example of a Woman of Distinction and we are most proud to honor her.”
Some praised her work on her BeBest campaign, which is tackling issues in the US such as cyber bullying.
Twitter users were not convinced.
One wrote: “They must of meant Woman of DiSTINKtion.
“Palm Beach Atlantic University names first lady Melania Trump its 2020 Woman of Distinction.”
A second said: “As someone from that area (I literally went to FLORIDA Atlantic University locates next to PALM BEACH state college) I’ve never in my life heard of Palm Beach Atlantic University and it legit sounds fake.”
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Melania is married to US President Donald Trump.
Her BeBest campaign has been heavily criticised in the past following controversial comments made by her husband.
In recent weeks, Trump criticised 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg.
Melania was savaged for not attacking Trump for his comments.