First Lady Melania Trump was the target of mockery on the internet Tuesday as she and the president made their way to Marine One this morning, which was taking them to Corpus Christi, Texas, for a briefing on the Hurricane Harvey fallout.
One thing Americans can agree on is that it’s important for the first couple of the United States to be on site after disasters like Harvey occur, to bring the country together and rally around those affected.
But instead of focusing on this, all people could do was talk about the unsuitability of Melania Trump’s heels.
Melania. Is. Wearing. Six. Inch. Stiletto. Heels. To. Visit. A. Disaster. Zone.
These. People. Just….These. People. https://t.co/g6d4zGqWZU
— THEE dr. emigre80🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 (@emigre80) August 29, 2017
What was your first clue that this Texas trip was to be nothing more than a fake, useless photo op? Was it Melania's six-inch spike heels? pic.twitter.com/vUXivDDvLV
— Jeff Tiedrich [retired account — see bio] (@jefftiedrich) August 29, 2017
Some of the comments got really nasty.
(Melania wobbles into shelter in 6-inch heels)
"I here help. I bring you perfumes and chocolates." https://t.co/t8G4MP8zei
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) August 29, 2017
She does know she's going to a natural disaster, right? Not sure 4 inch heels is the most appropriate footwear.
— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) August 29, 2017
Is the implication that the first lady doesn’t know she’s going to a natural disaster?
Seemingly lost in all of this was that Melania Trump’s footwear was only for boarding the plane.
Immediately after landing in Texas, it was clear the first lady was wearing sneakers, and commenters took notice.
— Tosca Austen (@ToscaAusten) August 29, 2017
But even this wasn’t enough, as some linked the footwear change to criticism she received between boarding and landing.
Maybe this was just the plan all along?