First lady Melania Trump set tongues a’wagging on Tuesday as she joined President Donald Trump on a trip to tour the flood ravaged Houston area.
That the Trumps were heading into a disaster area made the first lady’s choice of foot wear stand out, even to the casual observer.
Wearing a pair of SKY HIGH black stilettos, Mrs. Trump sent the internet into a frenzy — but was it all a set up?
— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) August 29, 2017
In the all original, totally not plagiarized words of Melania Trump, "When they go low, we go high heels" pic.twitter.com/fqHNoOKXtu
— Taylor Cox (@bytaylorcox) August 29, 2017
Of course, it didn’t seem to occur to the ninnies that she might change on the flight to Texas… which she did, of course.
Not only that, she disembarked rocking a black and pink “FLOTUS” hat that looked spectacular:
Melania Trump is wearing a black "FLOTUS" hat pic.twitter.com/2U7JjsWzmT
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) August 29, 2017
President Trump and The First Lady step off AIR FORCE ONE.pic.twitter.com/DWJxJRLb9M
— The TRUMP PAGE (@MichaelDelauzon) August 29, 2017
The head wear was quick to gain almost as much attention as the earlier heels.
And, yes, her choice of foot wear — sneakers — was more appropriate for the conditions.
POTUS, FLOTUS in white Adidas, with Gov. Abbott, FEMA's Brock Long, Sec. Carson, etc. pic.twitter.com/l1dwuXzxLX
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) August 29, 2017
As for the reaction to the stilettos, here’s a sampling of responses from those who’d soon have egg on their face — also known as Tuesday in the Trump presidency.
…which included Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff:
She does know she’s going to a natural disaster, right? Not sure 4 inch heels is the most appropriate footwear.
— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) August 29, 2017
I hate it when I find myself in 5 inch heels in a disaster zone.
— Alison Greenberg (@alisongreenberg) August 29, 2017
Stiletto. Pumps. In. The. Flood. https://t.co/sLISWRajEC
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 29, 2017
I wouldn't normally comment on Melania's shoes but I'm not sure if this is what you wear to go meet ppl who've lost all of their belongings https://t.co/TP3YYgPIwj
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) August 29, 2017
Someone tell Melania she might want a pair of rain boots. https://t.co/ViVmCiICIi
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 29, 2017
God grant me the serenity not to comment on the shoes.
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) August 29, 2017
Melania taking off for Houston on AF1…in stilettos.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 29, 2017