Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a trip to Texas on Tuesday to view some of the damage left by Hurricane Harvey. What should have been a trip that highlights how much the president and his wife care about Americans turned into a shitshow of Trump proportions when Melania boarded Marine One in a pair of high heel shoes. Because why wouldn’t she wear a pair of heels when going to visit families who have lost everything?
When the video made its way to Twitter, the backlash was swift:
— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) August 29, 2017
Hmm what does one wear to a catastrophic event that has wreaked havoc and caused thousands displaced? Ah yes, Louboutins. Really @FLOTUS??
— denise sperling (@dlsperling) August 29, 2017
He’s probably wearing her boots.
— jul (@j525555) August 29, 2017
— Scott Millin (@ScottMillin) August 29, 2017
Gotta be ready for our Photo Op’s. Strike A Pose.
— Karen (@detroitrueblue) August 29, 2017
Always, always stilettos with your black and bomber jacket–disaster chic.
— Daytona Dreamer (@westgate63) August 29, 2017
Such bravery. And who among us doesn’t wear stiletto heels to a hurricane zone? https://t.co/WQe6grkA8f
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) August 29, 2017
Honest to God, could they be any more tone deaf?
UPDATE: Good news everyone, the FLOTUS heard you roar and changed into sensible shoes when she got to Texas.