THE First Lady is being mocked for wearing stilettos as she visited a disaster zone in Texas, with some even calling her a Barbie.
Melania Trump left the White House alongside President Donald Trump wearing tailored capri pants and an army green bomber jacket. It sounds like an appropriate get up to address the aftermath of super storm Harvey, but the sky-high stiletto pumps she paired with the outfit may have not been the most practical fashion choice.
“Melania over here looking like Flood Watch Barbie,” writer Maria Del Russo tweeted.
Television writer-producer Brad Wollack quipped: “Help is on the way, Texas! Don’t worry, Melania has her special storm stilettos.”
Added comedian Jessica Kirson: “Brilliant idea @FLOTUS. You can pick up debris with your heels.”
Others teased she was “pulling up the straps of her stilettos” to lend a helping hand.
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Not an expert, but are stiletto heels the best footwear for a disaster zone? https://twitter.com/noahgraycnn/status/902511801262329856 …
POTUS and FLOTUS en route to Texas. A word to the wise Melania – you’re gonna need new shoes #HoustonFloods
Nothing says “disaster” like stiletto heels.
Mr Trump’s outfit was more in line with what politicians normally wear to visit weary survivors of deadly natural disasters: a black hooded rain jacket, khaki trousers and brown boots.
Texas is reeling from monster storm Harvey, which has devastated coastal communities and left large parts of Houston — America’s fourth largest city — underwater.
Tens of thousands of people are packed into overcrowded shelters as authorities continue to pluck victims from rooftops.
The first lady changed into something a bit more disaster-appropriate on the flight to the hard-hit coastal city of Corpus Christi — the Trumps’ first stop in Texas.
She stepped off Air Force One wearing black trousers and a white button up shirt, trading the stilettos for white tennis shoes.
She also wore a black baseball cap that read “FLOTUS,” or the abbreviation for First Lady of the United States, setting off another round of Melania-bashing on Twitter.
At day’s end, the First Lady issued a statement hailing the “strength and resilience” of Texans.
“I want to be able to offer my help and support in the most productive way possible, not through just words, but also action,” she said.