Hamill wasn’t the first to post the quip, but his tweet clearly resonated with fans and immediately went viral:
They were the best “Boos” the most boos ever, boos of love from fans of Melania. the Garbage they threw at her was the very best garbage and meant with the most respect.
— Dean Jones-Whatareyoureading?WellSeasonedLibrarian (@deanjonesshow) November 26, 2019
CNN’s Kate Bennett reported the response to Trump at the B’More Youth Summit at the University of Maryland was unprecedented. Bennett could not recall another event where Trump had been “more negatively received,” she added.
Trump, however, played down the backlash.
“We live in a democracy and everyone is entitled to their opinion,” she said in a statement to The New York Times. “I remain committed to educating children on the dangers and deadly consequences of drug abuse.”