I hope I didn’t make anyone feel ill.
This is Lynn Yaeger, a contributing editor at Vogue who writes about fashion. This is what she had to say about Mrs. Trump wearing a pair of high heels as she left the White House yesterday on her way to Texas
This morning, Mrs. Trump boarded Air Force One wearing a pair of towering pointy-toed snakeskin heels better suited to a shopping afternoon on Madison Avenue or a girls’ luncheon at La Grenouille.
While the nation is riveted by images of thousands of Texans wading with their possessions, their pets, their kids, in chest-high water, desperately seeking refuge; while a government official recommend that those who insist on sheltering in place write their names and social security numbers on their arms, Melania Trump is heading to visit them in footwear that is a challenge to walk in on dry land.
A spokesperson says she has other shoes to change into on the plane—and one sincerely hopes there is a pair of leopard-print Wellies-in-waiting to get her from the tarmac to the limo. But what kind of message does a fly-in visit from a First Lady in sky-high stilettos send to those suffering the enormous hardship, the devastation of this natural disaster?
And why, oh why, can’t this administration get anything, even a pair of shoes, right?
You would think someone who is suppose to be a fashion editor would know that any dignified First Lady would never be seen at the White House walking is sneakers. Even Michelle Obama wore stylish boots while working in the White House garden. But, someone who looks and dresses like a circus clown has the nerve to criticize one of the classiest First Ladies in history.
Also, have any of you heard of a First Lady ever accompanying POTUS when they visited a disaster area?