Two workers were spotted having written, "We really care, do u?" in large letters on the backs of their white lab coats, a play on the "I really don't care, do u?" jacket the first lady wore on her trip to and from an immigration intake center in Texas past year.
Melania Trump is visiting a Boston hospital's cuddling program that aims to help infants born dependent on drugs or alcohol. "It is my hope that [what] we discuss today will encourage others to replicate similar programs in their own communities".
President and chief executive Kate Walsh, who met about 75 people to talk the matter over on Monday, argued in response that Melania Trump's visit will provide invaluable and well-deserved recognition for an innovative programme they are pursuing in their institution.
Girard, who's been at the hospital for 26 years and sees immigrants "from all over the world, not just Latin America", characterized the First Lady's visit as a "photo op" as opposed to a learning experience, as Trump administration officials had described it this week.
Several demonstrators wore white lab coats with the words "we really do care, do u?" written across the back, a reference to the infamous green parka jacket with the phrase "I really don't care, do u?" that Trump wore previous year during a visit to Texas.More news: Actor James Dean 'cast' in new movie, 64 years after his death
One user said: "Careful. the babies might get Frost Bite!"
Numerous demonstrators told WBUR that a visit from the Trump administration runs counter to the hospital's mission. Trump will then meet with children and families who have been successfully treated at BMC.
First lady Melania Trump greets hospital administrators in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Boston Medical Center. The intention of her trip was not immigration, but "Be Best", her multi-pronged platform addressing the health and wellness of children.
The first lady often visits hospitals as part of her initiative.
"This is entirely in support of your BeBest campaign", Costello said. "With each passing day, this administration, led be HHS Secretary Azar, continues to the undermine the efforts of the incredible staff at BMC and health centers across the nation by stoking fear, limiting access to maternity and reproductive health care, and allowing providers to refuse care to patients in need", she said in a statement.More news: Ramos reacts to Real Madrid 0-0 draw against Real Betis
First lady Melania Trump was faced with a rare protest during her visit late afternoon Wednesday to the Boston Medical Center (BMC), as hospital employees stood in silence but mocked her with signs including one that read, "We Care Do U?"
Dianna Ploss, the founder of MA 4 Trump, brought a cutout of President Donald Trump to the protest.
"I hope today's visit helps shine a light on programs like yours", she said.
In an e-mail sent Tuesday to BMC's 6,000 employees, Walsh said she hopes "the visit will be a unique opportunity to share our values of respect and inclusion with federal leaders whose policies have a significant impact on the vulnerable populations we are dedicated to serving".
BMC treats a large number of low-income patients on Medicaid and many immigrants. Non-pharmacologic treatment approaches included parental presence at the infant's bedside, skin to skin contact, and breastfeeding as first-line treatment.More news: Whitney Houston's Best Friend Robyn Crawford Breaks Silence On Their Love Affair