Melania Trump Used Her Tropical Storm Harvey Trip to Debut FLOTUS Merch

The Daily Show's Trevor Noah was among those who called on critics to cut the first lady some slack.

Trump was widely mocked Tuesday after she was photographed wearing high heals while leaving Washington, D.C., to travel to Texas.

Earlier in the day, Melania and President Trump made their arrival to Texas to tour flood zones amid the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Another Fox News pundit, Sean Hannity, also stood by the first lady, calling the criticism "despicable and disgusting". In a county that recorded 651 homicides in the last 12 months, the New York Post reported that one of LA's top law enforcement officials took time out to tweet: "Those high heels are really practical for today".

"Melania Trump, Off to Texas, Finds Herself on Thin Heels", the headline read. His comments came after he discussed another missile that North Korea had tested.

KZTV anchor John Rupolo reports on the President's visit
Melania Wears Stilettos on the Way to Texas

After first lady Melania Trump's shoe choice fell under scrutiny, some folks have noticed a marked difference between her kicks and those that her predecessor, Michelle Obama, wore in a similar situation. You see how he dresses?

"Here's the thing, I don't know why anyone should care what anyone wears when they're on their way to help people", The South African comic said.

She teamed the heels with a black top and matching pants that cut just above the ankle, and a green bomber jacket.

Chelsea Handler piled on, noting the heels and then declaring that the first lady had been cowed into changing her footwear on the plane, "Um.she put the shoes on after all the comments on twitter en route to Houston".

"When is a shoe not just a shoe?" But hey, she's a Trump so why not publicly scorn her?

  • Sheila Mcguire