On Monday, Melania smiled as she walked in the rain with President Trump to Marine One, wearing black combat boots, a pair of gray skinny jeans, a black top, and a black jacket. The couple was traveling to visit victims of Hurricane Michael in Florida, where they met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), first responders, and law enforcement, as explained in a tweet by the president. The one-day trip also covers a visit to Georgia.
Speaking to reporters at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County, reports ABC News, Trump said of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, “The job they’ve done in Florida has been incredible, and likewise I’m hearing in Georgia pretty good things. Just making sure everyone’s safe, that they’re fed, you know many of these people, they have no — they have no home. Some of them have no trace of a home, you wouldn’t even know it just got blown right off the footing. So our big thing is feeding and water and safety.”
Melania’s footwear didn’t set people off on Twitter, unlike with past trips to visit hurricane victims — in August 2017, she headed to Texas to get a firsthand look at Hurricane Harvey’s impact, wearing a green bomber jacket and black Manolo Blahnik heels. She later returned to Texas wearing a $1,590 Ralph Lauren safari shirtdress and a pair of snakeskin heels by the famous designer. In December, on a third visit, the first lady wore a $1,188 green Rag & Bone jacket with skinny jeans and black heeled boots.
Then, in October, to visit Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, FLOTUS wore sleek navy blue pumps.
FLOTUS is not offended by criticism over her clothing, as she explained in Friday’s “Being Melania,” an exclusive ABC interview shot during her recent trip to Africa. In fact, she serves it back. During the special, Melania confessed to wearing a Zara jacket which read, “I really don’t care. Do u?” in June to visit children in a Texas detention center, “for the left-wing media who are criticizing me.”
Last week, while another controversy brewed over a white pith helmet Melania wore in Kenya, which many felt represented colonialism, she said, “I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear.”
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