Today, one of the more absurd political firestorms in recent memory occurred as Melania Trump exited the White House wearing high heels on her way to visit flood victims in Texas. Many commenters online asked how effective Melania would be in the disaster area while wearing 3-inch-high stilettos:
Stiletto. Pumps. In. The. Flood. https://t.co/sLISWRajEC
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) 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 Figueroa O'Reilly ? (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 29, 2017
However, to the shock of many in the commentary industry, the first lady seems to own more than one pair of shoes. While departing Air Force One in Corpus Christi, Texas, Melania can be seen wearing a white pair of sneakers. According to previous Independent Journal Review reporting:
However, after all the mocking, the first lady emerged from Air Force One in a completely different outfit — one that she likely packed for when they touched down in flood-ravaged Texas.
It wasn’t just her shoes, though, that sent a message when Melania stepped off the plane in Texas. Melania wore something we had not seen previously: a FLOTUS hat. FLOTUS stands for ‘First Lady of the United States.’ Melania wore a black hat with white letters across the front. She wore it for the duration of her time on the ground in Corpus Christi.Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
Melania has received her fair share of criticism from the commenters since becoming first lady. So was the new FLOTUS hat a message to the haters?
We don’t know, but we want one.