For some bizarre reason, a number of journalists and personalities were fascinated by First Lady Melania Trump’s outfit as she departed for Texas with President Donald Trump to visit victims of Hurricane Harvey.Alex Wong/Getty Images
Here are just some of the reactions, as previously reported by Independent Journal Review:
Those stilettos should help her stay above the flood line https://t.co/dQ89fK18N5
— ryan teague beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) August 29, 2017
Melania is wearing stilettos to a hurricane zone: https://t.co/29WIwlipab
— erica orden (@eorden) August 29, 2017
God grant me the serenity not to comment on the shoes.
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) August 29, 2017
(Melania wobbles into shelter in 6-inch heels)
"I here help. I bring you perfumes and chocolates." https://t.co/t8G4MP8zei
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) August 29, 2017
I fear Melania Trump’s four-inch heels may not last the day. pic.twitter.com/cEngzLn3ck
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) August 29, 2017
Photographers also took numerous close-up shots of the shoes. This was apparently worth its very own profile shot.Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
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.
Melania was seen wearing a white button-up shirt, black pants, and a black “FLOTUS” hat.ABC/Screengrab
For those who seem to care so much, her shoes were flat when she arrived in Texas.
Here’s the proof:Screenshot/CBS
The bigger point here: the first lady’s outfit shouldn’t matter at all during a crisis as serious as the one in Texas. But that didn’t stop it from dominating the conversation on social media. It was even a top trending topic on Twitter.
So far, at least nine people have died in the region as a result of Hurricane Harvey and the unprecedented flooding. That’s definitely where the focus of the president and first lady is right now.