Watch: Melania Trump Faces Rare Protest During Boston Medical Center Visit as Staff Ask, 'We Care Do U?'

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?"

Trump visited the medical center to support treatment for babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome as part of her Be Best initiative aimed at helping children, but about 250 employees planned to protest her visit.

A video by Boston 25 News reporter Scott McDonnell showed a sizable crowd of people standing outside the facility not shouting, but making statements with signs they were holding. One read, "We care do u?" a play on Trump's infamous "I Really Don't Care Do U?" jacket she wore while visiting migrant children at the Texas-Mexico border in summer 2018.

Medical professionals standing in solidarity at Boston Medical center in protest of First Lady Melania Trumps visit.
First lady visiting cuddle program at Boston hospital for babies born on drugs.@boston25

— Scott McDonnell (@ScottMcDonnell_) November 6, 2019

A couple of protesters went as far as wearing white medical-looking jackets with, "We Really Do Care Do U?" written on the back.

@JanetWuNews covering Melania Trump's visit to Boston Medical Center today...protesters are mocking the controversial coat she once wore...

— Bloomberg Bay Biz (@bloombergbaybiz) November 6, 2019

BMC primary care doctor and health disparities researcher Karen Lasser, also a professor of medicine and public health and daughter of immigrants, according to her Twitter profile, shared a photo of the demonstration.

"Protesting Melania Trump's visit to Boston Medical Center ⁦@The_BMC," Lasser tweeted.

BMC pediatrician Anthony Mell, whose Twitter profile states he is "passionate about advocacy, justice and community engagement," claimed the Trump administration has damaged the medical center.

"MC's work w/ families & babies w/ NAS is phenomenal, but this administration has done nothing except try to harm our patients and families," Mell tweeted, with the hashtags #ourBMC and #standforBMC.

Parents have complained about visits Trump has made to schools and events with children, but the first lady has rarely faced an actual protest. President Donald Trump, his sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., along with daughter Ivanka Trump, are often welcomed with protests.

CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett tweeted that the BMC employees' protest was the biggest the first lady has faced.

"While not massive, this is certainly the largest group of organized protest that @FLOTUS has experienced on a solo trip," Bennett wrote.

While not massive, this is certainly the largest group of organized protest that @FLOTUS has experienced on a solo trip. Most of the signs were messages about administration immigration policies. Melania Trump is @The_BMC to learn about babies born with opioid addiction.

— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) November 6, 2019

The first lady tweeted on Tuesday night that she was "looking forward to visiting @The_BMC tomorrow w/ @SecAzar (Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar) to learn more about the compassionate natal care & support given to mothers & babies w/ NAS." She included her hashtag #BeBest.

Melania Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Newsweek on Wednesday.

But Grisham tweeted Wednesday afternoon that the first lady had just finished talking with BMC leaders and staff and that NAS is "a topic she's devoted to raising awareness to through #BeBest."

A White House press release stated that the first lady would also tour the center's pediatric unit "to see first-hand how these programs are implemented and meet with the children and families who have been successfully treated."

Melania Trump BMC Protest
Protesters, hospital staff, doctors and nurses, line the lawn of Boston Medical Center where they protested the visit of First Lady Melania Trump to the hospital. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images