After First Lady Melania Trump appeared on TV Tuesday morning boarding the plane to visit flood victims in Texas, the left put her on blast for wearing high heels:
Not sure Melania Trump is prepared for Hurricane Harvey pic.twitter.com/Mz5ndbmKC9
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) August 29, 2017
Those stilettos should help her stay above the flood line https://t.co/dQ89fK18N5
— Ryan Teague Beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) August 29, 2017
And here we have Melania Trump modeling what NOT to wear to a hurricane: 5-inch stilettos.
How out of touch can you be? pic.twitter.com/tZR8o3dYxY
— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 29, 2017
What those lobbing criticism seem to have forgotten is that then-First Lady Michelle Obama was engaged in politicking while Hurricane Sandy pummeled the east coast. According to Townhall, the first lady sent out an email soliciting campaign donations in both North Carolina and Virginia:
From: Michelle Obama
Subject: I know we’ve asked a lot of you, but we’re almost there
Date: Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:44 PM
There’s still time to meet Barack and get two of the best seats in the house on Election Night. If you make a donation today, you’ll be automatically entered to join us in Chicago for his big speech.
You’ll be right in the middle of all the action on Election Night, and if Barack wins, you’ll know you played an important part in making that happen and moving our country forward.
We’ll fly you and a guest to Chicago, put you up in a hotel, and make sure you’re right up front when Barack gives his speech.
What he’ll say that night depends entirely on what we do right now.
I don’t have to tell you, this election is close.
Barack needs you. Please chip in $5 or whatever you can today:
I know we ask a lot of you. Thank you for everything — we’re almost there.
I thought Michelle Obama was praying for us in this storm, but she stopped to send us an e-mail and ask for donations for the campaign
— Laura Postma (@ByPostma) October 29, 2012
Some social media users are saying that Michelle Obama was not even present with her husband following Hurricane Sandy and are criticizing the media for getting on Melania’s case for her apparel, since she actually made the trip:
— Artie MAGA (@artpenjr) August 29, 2017
Can anyone remember Michelle Obama ever personally visiting a disaster area? My quick search came up with nada.
— D.W.Robinson (@_DWRobinson) August 29, 2017
Who cares if Melania wears high heels to visit #HarveyFlood
BTW, here's a picture of Michelle Obama visiting during hurricane Sandy pic.twitter.com/yxVe2W4elW
— Mrs. Rutter ™ (@lindarutter) August 29, 2017
After Melania landed in Texas earlier today, she changed into tennis shoes, which should put an end to the criticism over her shoe choice.