EDITORIAL: Melania’s stilettos and Barack’s tan suit — who cares!

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First Lady Melania Trump walks on high heels to board a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on August 29, 2017 en route to Texas to view the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON/Getty Images

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.

EDITORIAL

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!”

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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.

President Barack Obama smiles as he takes questions about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine in August 2017. His tan suit caused an uproar on social media and among pundits. | Charles Dharapak/AP

President Barack Obama smiles as he takes questions about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine in August 2017. His tan suit caused an uproar on social media and among pundits. | Charles Dharapak/AP

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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