Melania Spoke on Kavanaugh, But She Also Gave a Subtle Dig to Those Obsessed With Criticizing Her Clothes

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During her trip to Africa this week, first lady Melania Trump once again stunned with a unique outfit but also received another round of criticism for what she wore.

While speaking in Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday, she wore a classy blazer with a tie and white shirt:

But where some might have seen style, others saw oppression. CNN’s Betsy Klein and Kate Bennett complained that Trump’s white hat “evokes colonialist comparison.” They wrote:

There is no need to wear a helmet on the type of safari Trump was taking; she was comfortably stowed in the backseat of a Toyota Land Cruiser; however, the helmet is largely used as more of a sun hat. The Secret Service agents in the vehicle were not wearing hats or helmets, and the guide seated behind her wore a uniform beret. Moreover, while there are no enforced rules or regulations for what to wear on a safari, it is widely suggested that participants avoid bright whites, reds and neon shades.

The New York Times quoted Kim Yi Dionne, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, who also tweeted about the hat:

She also referred followers to a thread that claimed pith helmets were part of a “pseudo-scientific discourse that enforced class as well as racial domination.”

Trump apparently heard about the criticism and responded by telling critics to redirect their attention to more substantive issues.

Watch her comments below:

“You know what, we just completed an amazing trip,” she said when asked about her hat before adding that she wanted to focus on that rather than her clothing.

“I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear,” she explained.

Watch more of her interaction with the press below:

While speaking with reporters, she also addressed the controversy surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who she said was “highly qualified” to serve on the Supreme Court.

She added that she was glad Dr. Christine Blasey Ford got to make her voice heard after her allegation of sexual assault surfaced. She seemed to dodge a question about whether she believed Ford but said she opposed abuse and violence.

As IJR has previously noted, people have already made critical comments about the first lady’s clothing. When she wore a yellow dress during a visit to the United Kingdom, some suggested she sent a signal that Trump was her beast and she was Belle from “Beauty and the Beast.”

She also caught flak for traveling to visit detained child migrants while wearing a jacket that read, “I REALLY DON’T CARE DO U?”

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Good God people, get a life!

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These woman are ridiculous. To begin with all of the women who protested Kavanaughs nomination were not Survivors. There are probably as many Survivors that disagreed with the way the Democrats handled the accusations, by politicizing it as there were protesters. CNN will not report these facts. Regardless of what… Read more »

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Now they presume to know what Melanie thinks and what she discusses with her husband! Ladies the law is innocent until proven guilty not the other way around and you have no proof … I could do what Dr. Ford did against anyone but unless I have proof there is… Read more »

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Just returned from that part of the world. Wore my straw hat everywhere. That sun is hot and I live in the desert.

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The woman is just a class act, the media will trash her no matter what. She makes Michelle Obama look like a man……………….Oh!,……………..never mind.

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she’s elegant and classy…something they’re not!

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She is so amazing inside and out.
The press just sucks.

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