The completely biased mainstream media refuses to paint President Trump in a positive light, anytime or for anything. While President Trump is attempting to aid the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the press is attacking Melania Trump…for her attire.
Pictures of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump boarding Air Force One en route to Corpus Christi, Texas have liberal critics outraged on social media and in the mainstream media. All objections revolved around Melania’s choice of footwear, with many arguing that five-inch stilettos are not suitable in a tropical storm. However, as reported by Independent Journal Review, the mainstream media’s attention to Melania’s footwear has encouraged comparisons between Melania Trump and former First Lady Michelle Obama – who never traveled with her husband to visit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy devastated the American East Coast late in the 2012 hurricane season. Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, and the second most costly hurricane in American history, falling behind Hurricane Katrina.
Sandy touched down in the height of the 2012 presidential election and immediately became an election issue between former President Obama and his challenger, former Governor Mitt Romney. Both candidates faced extreme pressure to respond to the Atlantic hurricane, and Obama delayed his campaign events to grapple the storm, according to The Washington Post.
However, while former President Obama was working hard to balance his campaigning efforts and hurricane relief, former First Lady Michelle Obama was notably absent. In fact, while former President Obama was on the ground helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Michelle Obama was soliciting campaign donations.
“I thought Michelle Obama was praying for us in this storm, but she stopped to send us an e-mail and ask for donations for the campaign,” wrote one user on Twitter in 2012. “Let’s ask Michelle Obama what she wore during
#SuperstormSandy. I don’t know. She never showed up. #Harvey,” wrote another Twitter user yesterday.
Instead, while former President Obama was meeting with Governor Chris Christie (R), in New Jersey, Michelle Obama was drafting emails asking for donations. Melania Trump was attacked by the mainstream media for her choice of footwear, while Michelle Obama was never pestered for waiting out one of the largest storms to hit our nation.
The mainstream media’s demand for “false outrage” is especially apparent in the Melania stiletto scandal. Pictures of Melania Trump boarding Air Force One in high heels are being used as evidence that the Trumps do not care about average Americans. “And here we have Melania Trump modeling what NOT to wear to a hurricane: 5-inch stilettos. How out of touch can you be?” wrote a Democrat activist on Twitter.
However, video footage of the first family exiting Air Force One in Corpus Christi, Texas revealed that Melania was dressed down and prepared to handle the torrential downpour. The former fashion model discarded her designer duds in favor of functional sneakers, a loose-fitting blouse, and a baseball cap with “FLOTUS” written across the front.
The stiletto scandal is not just trivial, but it is the latest example of fake news in the mainstream media. Unlike the former first lady, Melania Trump was appropriately dressed, and ready to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.