Journalists are giving Donald Trump‘s White House another reason to find them unAmerican. Some wasted no time giving first lady Melania Trump a hard time about wearing 5-inch black stilettos to tour Tropical Storm Harvey.
“Should one fault Melania for choosing to wear her favorite shoes just to get on a plane?” asked Sam Reed in The Hollywood Reporter. “Not necessarily — she has the right to wear whatever she wants. However, considering the Trump empire was built on carefully calculated media appearances and optics, we would’ve expected something more “of the people” than ‘towering above the people.'”
Reed wasn’t the only journalist awash with stern judgment about Melania’s less than sensible but incredibly chic storm footwear.
CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett snagged a response from FLOTUS’s communications director who told her, “It’s sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are worried about her shoes.”
Perez Hilton, a Hollywood entertainment writer, wasn’t having it. He hammered Melania’s position in the White House, writing, “Melania is now standing in a puddle in 4-inch heels acting like a first lady — give us a break.”
The New York Post also took aim at her shoes. “The First Lady’s baffling choice of footwear lit up the Twitterverse,” the New York tabloid wrote.
A Washington Examiner story on the matter pointed to Elizabeth Bruenig, an assistant editor for The Washington Post, for a harsh review of Melania’s heels. “Melania’s shoes are impressive but perhaps not what I would wear to a city submerged in floodwaters,” he wrote on Twitter.
Politico‘s Chief Economic reporter Ben White, an openly recovering alcoholic utilized the Serenity Prayer. He wrote, hilariously, “God grant me the serenity not to comment on the shoes.”
But not all journalists are bad hombres about his wife’s shoes.
In regards to her style, Washington Free Beacon‘s Brent Scher remarked, “She’s the best.”
Another Washington Free Beacon writer, Elizabeth Harrington, seconded that, saying, “The whole outfit is 100.”
It seems only fitting to quote Yé olde Sea Pappy. He wrote, “La Femme Sauvage. She is just a badass.”
Amber They, a media reporter for The Daily Caller, also dug the first lady’s look. “Melania rocking stilettos in a rainstorm is such a power move,” she wrote.
Christina Wilkie wasn’t as impressed. Wilkie, a former reporter for HuffPost, was more questioning of her shoe choice. “I fear Melania Trump’s four-inch heels may not last the day,” she wrote.
Neither was Haley Jones, who handles social media for The Daily Beast.
“Hopefully Melania waterproofed her heels before leaving the White House today,” she wrote.
Democrat Tina Morphis, who has a BA in Journalism, mocked the first lady. “Melania Trump before leaving Washington, ‘Honey, should I wear the 4 inch heels or the 6 inch ones, what’s fashionable for historic floods?'”
Fierce #NeverTrump-er Bill Kristol, editor-at-large for The Weekly Standard provided quasi-criticism of Melania’s shoes. He basically asked for permission to laugh, which seems kind of wimpy.
“We shouldn’t sneer at Mrs. Trump’s stilettos. But can we smile? Does that too violate Trumpy political correctness?” he asked.
Taylor Cox, a TV writer for Amazon Video, bashed Melania with a political twist.
“In the all original, totally not plagiarized words of Melania Trump, ‘When they go low, we go high heels.'”
And Jess Dweck, a TV writer, had no sympathy for Melania getting pummeled on Twitter for her heels. She even mocked the first lady’s English.
“Melania wobbles into shelter in 6-inch heels,” she wrote. “‘I here help. I bring you perfumes and chocolates.'”
Can hardly wait for the next Trump rally.