In case you missed it, the First Lady traveled in five-inch stilettos en route to Corpus Christi, Texas, to tour the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and the public had a yuge problem with her choice of footwear.
Despite Melania changing into comfortable sneakers prior to landing, Donald Trump noted that the FLOTUS wanted to "look good" leaving the White House. Trump told Huckabee:
She doesn't need to be adored by people, but she does like to help people. And she sees how important it is. And she's taken tremendous abuse. So she dresses up, and she puts on formal shoes, high heels, and she leaves the White House going to Texas, or going to wherever we want to go — Florida, actually twice. So walking through that front door, she did. Now, she has sneakers in the meantime with her so she can change into other clothing when we're walking through where a hurricane is just leaving, and she took tremendous abuse.
We see real priorities— Louis Savedow (@LSavedow) October 7, 2017
1-look good in entrance
2 pretend to help handing out meals already boxed up while husband degrades people
Oh my gosh! Who cares what she wears, how does that matter? There are way more important issues.— Shari O'Neill (@ShariONeill12) October 6, 2017
Aren't there more important things to worry about than her looking good? It's baffling how one sided his supporters are— Tiana Hermosa (@TianaHermosa) October 6, 2017
Your outfit does play a pretty big role in certain situations. Her wearing those shoes just gives off a "I don't really care" attitude— Blue* 🐶🐶🐶 (@TheInspiredBlue) October 7, 2017
That just shows that you care more about yourself than what's going on— Blue* 🐶🐶🐶 (@TheInspiredBlue) October 7, 2017
Tbh what you wear really shows your attitude towards situations. She comes over to a town that was affected by a hurricane in high heels?— Blue* 🐶🐶🐶 (@TheInspiredBlue) October 7, 2017
It clearly shows she doesn't understand. She's the first lady, how she presents herself correctly in situations is important.— Avalanche Forever (@citchmook) October 7, 2017
Even Trevor Noah defended Melania from all the fuss over her fancy pumps.
People weren't talking about the nuclear missile that Kim Jong-un tested, because Melania Trump apparently did something much worse. She went to Houston wearing high heels. Here’s the thing, I don’t know why anyone should care what anyone wears when they’re on their way to help people. Who cares?
But the good news is that the people understand it – I was making a speech, and women were holding up — 'we love your stilettos.' They really do love her. And she's a good person.
Watch an excerpt from the Huckabee interview, which will air Saturday on the Trinity Broadcasting Network: