President Donald Trump and Melania made their way to Texas to witness the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the relief efforts taking place firsthand.
United states First Lady Melania look unusually casual in a green bomber jacket, a black shirt and black cropped pants, but instead of grabbing a pair of sneakers or, you know, rain boots, Melania choose to cap off her look with sky-high black stilettos.
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.
“My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Texas and Louisiana.”
Twitter users couldn’t resist commenting on the choice of footwear, with some taking it as evidence that the First Lady cares more about her image than helping the victims of the hurricane. Others pointed out that they’re just plain ridiculous to wear during what the National Weather Service called “unprecedented” flooding.”Glomour report.
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.
Not an expert, but are stiletto heels the best footwear for a disaster zone? https://t.co/pkALTnKvz0
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 29, 2017
— Emily Purser (@EmilyPurser) August 29, 2017
Nothing says “disaster” like stiletto heels. pic.twitter.com/XTIhGxkldM
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) August 29, 2017