Twitter Is Joking About Melania Trump's Look at the Vatican. Is It Inappropriate?

President Donald Trump and the first lady met with Pope Francis on Wednesday at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace. For the visit, Melania Trump wore a black long-sleeve dress with a veil — in line with the traditional women’s dress code at the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Internet was abuzz with reactions to photos from the meeting, including Melania Trump’s Dolce & Gabbana look — with many inspired by her in-mourning vibe to jump on the same tasteless joke, insinuating that she was dressed like a widow to “dress for the job” she wants.

As users probably tweeted the posts in jest, many pointed out that the joke was in poor taste and incredibly disrespectful to the president of the United States.

Some users also pointed out that former FLOTUS Michelle Obama wore the same look while meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 — and questioned if the same joke would be made about her.

Melania Trump is traveling with the president during his administration’s first international trip — an eight-day, five-stop trek to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Rome, Brussels, and Sicily.

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