The comparison came during a conversation about Trump’s recently revealed re-design of the official presidential plane, Air Force One. Co-host Steve Doocy asked the president, “Are you sure you want to do a new paint job on Air Force One? It’s been so iconic for so long!” Trump replied, “I think it’s gonna look much better, actually. The baby blue doesn’t fit with us.” He added, “It was Jackie O and that was good, but we have our own Jackie O. It’s called ‘Melania. Melania T.’”
The plane’s current color scheme was picked by the former first lady in the early 1960’s and has changed little since.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade praised Melania Trump, saying “She is doing a great job and does not get enough credit.” Trump agreed, adding “People love her. She gets no credit from the media but she gets credit from the people.”
Some viewers on Twitter didn’t like the idea of the new paint job and balked at the comparison between the iconic Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Melania Trump:
Sorry there is no comparison. NONE! Jackie O. had grace, charm and beauty. Melania has none of that. In fact, her wardrobe is awkward looking and usually inappropriate for the occasion. Melania made her own label. I dont care, do you??
— CarmanK (@CarmanK1) June 14, 2019
Calling Melania the "New Jackie O" is like calling "Caddyshack II" the "New Caddyshack" - both are a poor imitation of the original.
— Brandi Morgan (@Brandimorgantg) June 14, 2019
And if Trump gets the chances to take the American’s tax dollars to paint Air Force One to suit him America will paint it back to it’s original color the day he leaves. Air Force One is not Donald Trump’s personal private plane.
— AKM (@akmcneal) June 14, 2019
Others spoke out in defense of the first lady, and were excited to see a fresh new look for Air Force One:
@realDonaldTrump I am SOOOO glad you are going to paint Air Force One. RED WHITE AND BLUE. ITS LONG OVERDUE
Thank You Mr President
— Quinn Frederickson (@TapintoSucess) June 14, 2019
Except @Flotus was not raised wealthy like Jackie O, with finishing schools. Melania had to struggle & learn things on her own. This makes her more 'normal because she had to make her own way without nannies, butlers & connections. First Lady MT has done an impressive job!
— A&E Today (@ceoaetnews) June 14, 2019
I’m sorry, but Melania Trump is better than Jackie O. Don’t @ me.
— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) June 14, 2019
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