We didn’t care when Barack Obama wore a tan suit, and we don’t care now that Melania Trump wore stilettos.
We wouldn’t even care if one of them wore a tan suit with stilettos, so long as the shoes matched.
Remember when Obama wore the tan suit? It was at a press briefing at the White House three years ago. You would have thought he showed up in a clown suit. Conservatives went nuts, harrumphing “this is not presidential!”
Now Melania is being scolded by a snark squad on the left for wearing black stilettos on Tuesday as she boarded a plane in Washington for a flight to Texas, where she and the president were to tour flood-devastated Houston.
“Melania Trump looked like she was headed to a red carpet rather than a hurricane zone,” wrote Lia Eustachewich of the New York Post, in a typical comment.
It didn’t matter to many of President Trump’s more knee-jerk critics that Melania changed into more appropriate footwear, white gym shoes, before stepping off the plane.
Donald Trump is a disaster of a president. Anybody should be able to see that. But when his critics ridicule the First Lady for the shoes she wears — 1,400 miles away from Hurricane Harvey — they’re no better than the phonies who attacked Obama for his tan suit.
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