ABC News reports:
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro offered lavish praise of first lady Melania Trump Tuesday, labeling her the “Jackie Kennedy of her time.” Navarro, head of President Donald Trump’s White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, remarked on the “elegance” and “soft-spokenness” of the first lady ahead of her headline speech at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night.
Navarro abruptly switched topics during an MSNBC appearance in which he was responding to questions about the Trump administration’s coronavirus pandemic response. Navarro slipped in a comparison between Melania and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The Melania-Jackie Kennedy comparison comes just days after the first lady was dragged by many Trump critics for renovating the Rose Garden, which had been through a redesign in the early 1960s, during the Kennedy administration.
Peter Navarro just told Andrea Mitchell Melania Trump is the Jackie Kennedy of our time…yeah I can totally see the similarities pic.twitter.com/cjekdUJ0x4
— Icculus The Brave (@FirenzeMike) August 25, 2020
Peter Navarro: “Melania Trump is the Jackie Kennedy of her time.” So, Stormy Daniels is Marilyn Monroe?
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) August 25, 2020
The only similarity between the Slovenian grifter and Jackie Kennedy is that both of their husbands cheated on them. Nothing more. Peter Navarro can eat glass.
— Antifabulous Wolverine Queen Team Member💙 (@fitserbmomma) August 25, 2020