— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) August 29, 2017
Early Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump left the White House to travel to Texas for a tour of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.
But the First Lady’s footwear drew quite a bit of attention as she boarded the helicopter on the White House lawn — she stepped on to the aircraft while wearing stilettos.
Twitter sharply criticized the First Lady for wearing shoes like that en route to her tour of the storm damage. Here’s a sampling of the social media ridicule:
Someone tell Melania she might want a pair of rain boots. https://t.co/ViVmCiICIi
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 29, 2017
Melania looks like she’s picked the perfect footwear for storm conditions. https://t.co/Qupd4oPYlO
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) August 29, 2017
When visiting a flood site, make sure you wear sensible shoes pic.twitter.com/aDO3TBtkB8
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) August 29, 2017
I wouldn’t normally comment on Melania’s shoes but I’m not sure if this is what you wear to go meet ppl who’ve lost all of their belongings https://t.co/TP3YYgPIwj
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) August 29, 2017
Houston: We’ve lost everything…
Melania: *straps on heels* pic.twitter.com/t6Z4nrtoqj
— Xorje Olivares (@XorjeO) August 29, 2017
Stiletto. Pumps. In. The. Flood. https://t.co/sLISWRajEC
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 29, 2017
Nothing says “disaster” like stiletto heels. pic.twitter.com/XTIhGxkldM
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) 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
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
Someone might want to tell Melania that her heels will have to be a little higher for this flood. https://t.co/KrZ00qbw94
— J.D. Altman (@NicCageMatch) August 29, 2017
God grant me the serenity not to comment on the shoes.
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) August 29, 2017
And here we have Melania Trump modeling what NOT to wear to a hurricane: 5-inch stilettos.
How out of touch can you be? pic.twitter.com/tZR8o3dYxY
— Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 29, 2017
Melania taking off for Houston on AF1…in stilettos.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 29, 2017
Melania Trump does not appear to own a pair of wellies. https://t.co/XwhE9wtr48
— Timothy Noah (@TimothyNoah1) August 29, 2017
Undoubtedly, the Twitter condemnation would increase tenfold if the First Lady was actually on the ground in Texas with those shoes. But that apparently will not happen. The Washington Examiner reports that the First Lady will indeed change her shoes prior to touring the storm damage.
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