The first lady wore black capris, heels, and an army green jacket as well as sunglasses as she boarded Marine One, but the 6 inch heels are the part that triggered a series of critical comments from journalists, bloggers, and celebrities on Twitter, showing that the First Lady was out of touch for wearing heels on her way to Texas.
Kate Bennet from CNN suggested that Melania Trump would likely change her shoes aboard the plane. “Fashion police, relax, I trust she’ll change the shoes.”
"The higher the heels, the further from the poors." pic.twitter.com/O1jSGBeiEm
— april lavalle (@imatoofbrush) August 29, 2017
(Melania wobbles into shelter in 6-inch heels)
"I here help. I bring you perfumes and chocolates." https://t.co/t8G4MP8zei
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) August 29, 2017
Worst time to wear heels since Jurassic World pic.twitter.com/mWvFVF8q1m
— Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) August 29, 2017
A spokesperson for the First Lady responded to the criticism in a statement:
from @FLOTUS comms dir: "It's sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are worried about her shoes."
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) August 29, 2017