The first family has been a target of media smears long before election day last November. However, the media attacks against the Trump family have intensified ever since Trump’s inauguration.
In an interview with Mike Huckabee, President Trump addressed the media firestorm over first lady Melania Trump wearing high heels before visits to areas ravaged by the recent hurricanes. “Out of respect for the White House, [Melania] wants to look good leaving the front entrance to the White House. So she dresses up, she puts on formal shoes–high heels–and she leaves the White House going to Texas, or going to wherever we want to go — Florida, actually twice,” he said.
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Along with the president, Melania has been trashed in the media — in recent months, for wearing high heels before visiting hurricane victims. “She’s taken tremendous abuse,” Trump said, referring to the media’s portrayal of the first lady.
Apparently, Melania’s shoes were more important to the liberal media than helping those in need during the hurricane recovery.
Vogue contributing editor Lynn Yaeger took exception to Melania’s shoes, saying, “This morning, Mrs. Trump boarded Air Force One wearing a pair of towering pointy-toed snakeskin heels better suited to a shopping afternoon on Madison Avenue or a girls’ luncheon at La Grenouille.”
“While the nation is riveted by images of thousands of Texans wading with their possessions, their pets, their kids, in chest-high water, desperately seeking refuge; while a government official recommend that those who insist on sheltering in place write their names and social security numbers on their arms, Melania Trump is heading to visit them in footwear that is a challenge to walk in on dry land,” Yaeger continued.
Other liberals joined the meltdown all over media, including Twitter. Ben White, Chief Economic Correspondent for Politico, tweeted: “God grant me the serenity not to comment on the shoes.” He was joined by countless other liberals who voiced their disapproval over the meaningless issue of shoes.
Stephanie Grisham, communications director for the first lady, spoke harshly against those who criticized Melania’s fashion choices. “It’s sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are worried about her shoes,” Grisham said.
But Melania had the last laugh when she stepped off the plane in a new outfit — complete with white sneakers. Just days later, she stepped on the plane once against in snakeskin stilettos, in seeming defiance of the media’s attacks.
“One of your greatest assets is the first lady. People love her,” Huckabee said in the interview. “Does it sometimes bother you that she has fantastic approval ratings that are soaring above anybody else in the entire city of Washington?” he asked.
“She is very popular,” Trump responded with laughter. He continued on to speak highly of Melania, noting her love of helping people and her high regard of the executive office.
Trump says Melania wants to look good leaving the front entrance to the White House. Do you care about her shoes?
That much has been clear, considering the first lady’s involvement in events recognizing the work of inspirational women, denouncing bullying, as well as visiting domestic violence victims and hospital patients — among much more.
The media seems to take every opportunity it can to trash the Trump administration. Trump’s youngest son, 11-year-old Barron, has been attacked by the media for his clothing and his behavior at events. Ivanka Trump has been criticized from everything between her tweets and her appearance at certain events.
The attacks against female Trump family members seem to go against the female empowerment messages espoused by the leftist feminist movements. Unfortunately, the first lady is no exception to these attacks.