The Hill reports:
First lady Melania Trump’s office on Tuesday morning fired back at reporters who criticized her attire while heading to Texas to visit the areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey, saying it is “sad” that some people are concerned about fashion during a national disaster.
Trump’s communications director in a statement released to CNN ripped reporters for being “worried about her shoes” during an “active and ongoing natural disaster.”
The statement from Trump’s office comes after a score of media reports earlier emerged centering on the first lady’s stiletto-style shoes, which the Mirror called “the most inappropriate clothes imaginable” in a headline. “The First Lady was savaged for donning aviators and a towering pair of stiletto heels as she began the journey today,” the article reads.
The Daily Beast pointed out Melania Trump’s “sky-high stilettos” in a headline, and mocked the first lady by suggesting she had “waterproofed” the shoes before heading off to Houston.
Obama is now standing in a puddle acting like a President–give me a break.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2012
JUST IN: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart for Texas pic.twitter.com/2EPAtfe4PY
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 29, 2017
(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
I’m trying to be positive so instead of mocking Melania’s heels I’ll compliment her Biden impression. pic.twitter.com/bYOecnDpYi
— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) August 29, 2017
— Dominik Diamond (@DominikDiamond) August 29, 2017
It’s not even that Melania wore heels I find stupid, it’s how Trump pundits will no doubt respond, as though they’re not that petty. pic.twitter.com/CuXdlGbFHp
— Ian Fortey (@IanFortey) August 29, 2017
Houston: We've lost everything…
Melania: *straps on heels* pic.twitter.com/t6Z4nrtoqj
— Xorje Olivares (@XorjeO) August 29, 2017
It looks like Mariska Hargitay is about to arrest Trump on the season premiere of "Law & Order: SVU." pic.twitter.com/MkG2nE1SW9
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) August 29, 2017