On August 27th, First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump had the pleasure of hosting Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Of Kenya Margaret Wanjiru Gako at the White House.
As expected, Melania dressed impeccably to greet the visitors and instantly stole the show in her jaw-dropping ensemble. She chose a pale pink top, colorful floral Valentino skirt, and matching pink Louboutin heels.
Nothing out of character for the FLOTUS, right? Well, believe it or not, brazen critics found a way to criticize her in a way no one could have ever predicted.
Not only did she have meetings to attend, she also had set aside time on her agenda to plant a tree on the White House property.
The White House History tweeted about the occasion: “Great to see past and present meet at the #PresidentialSites tree-planting with @FLOTUS and the presidential descendants. The sapling itself symbolizes rejuvenation; it is from the Eisenhower oak in the Kennedy Garden. President Eisenhower planted a tree on the same lawn.”
Considering her rather stacked schedule, the First Lady certainly didn’t take the time to do a complete wardrobe change before heading out to the tree-planting ceremony. As luck would have it, this was the very reason for the harsh controversy online.
As soon as the images went live on the internet, Twitter users came out of the woodwork to harshly attack Melania for her outfit choice. Many could focus on nothing but the shoes she wore.
Apparently, many felt it was “offensive” and highly inappropriate for her to wear her sky-high heels to such a ceremony. The FLOTUS isn’t one to skimp on a fully crisp, ladylike, and proper attire, so it naturally comes as no surprise that she opted for her original shoe choice instead of slinging on some ruddy mud boots.
But, in typical media-like fashion, they chose to make it a far bigger deal than necessary simply because of the subject involved.
Sadly, this isn’t the only time Melania has been raked over the coals for her ensembles, and likely won’t be the last. Her class and charisma to keep her head held high during the spiteful words from droves of nay-sayers prove that she opts to take the higher road each and every time.
What do you think about this? Do you find it a bit ridiculous that she’s been subject to so much hatred for wearing heels - in her own “yard” - to plant a tree?