What started off as an innocent deed to show “respect for [her] president,” became a mocking ground for Makenna Greenwald. The 20-year-old took to Twitter last week to share images of her cleaning President Donald Trump’s defaced star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
“Stopped to clean @realDonaldTrump Hollywood Star,” Greenwald tweeted with the pictures. “Nothing but respect for MY President. #RaisedRight.” The tweet has since generated over 55k retweets and 220k likes.
Twitter users went on to poke fun at Greenwald and recreate her post as memes with the same “nothing but respect for MY President” caption but with different Hollywood stars. Some of the featured stars include Jennifer Lopez, Charlie Sheen, and even Godzilla.
“Stopped to clean @MerylStreep Hollywood Star. Nothing but respect for MY President. #RaisedRight,” mockingly tweeted one user.
Greenwald received a personal thank you from the president’s son, Eric Trump, who used the hashtag #MakeAmericaGreatAgain on the social media platform. She was also praised by Fox News host Sean Hannity, who offered words of encouragement. However, the Wyoming-native, who used a makeup wipe to clean the Sharpie marks to clean Trump’s sidewalk plaque, was still upset by the number of hateful tweets she received about her post.
“I think we should have more respect from both sides of the aisle, and I was blown way by how much disrespect I got for a simple act of cleaning up our president, who is the highest office in the land,” Greenwald told Fox & Friends on Wednesday. “He should be respected, whether it’s his Hollywood star or talking about him in public.”