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On Friday, first lady Melania Trump responded to the school librarian who rejected her gift to the school earlier in the week. Trump had gifted a collection of 10 Dr. Seuss books to the Cambridgeport elementary school in Massachusetts in celebration of National Read a Book Day, but librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro turned the books down on the grounds that they should have gone to more underprivileged schools and, additionally, that some of Dr. Seuss’s work was racist and gross.
‘She has demonstrated this in both actions and words since her husband took office, and sending books to children across the country is but one example,’ the first lady’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told The Hill in a statement.
‘To turn the gesture of sending young students some books into something divisive is unfortunate.’
The mayor of Dr. Seuss’ hometown of Springfield Massachusetts also bashed Soeiro, saying her comments were ‘political correctness at its worst.’ Mayor Domenic Sarno said in a statement: ‘One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, I think her comments stink and are ridiculous towards our beloved Dr. Seuss.’