Critics Sneer at Melania Trump for Wearing Heels on Trip to Texas

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Update: As expected, First Lady Melania Trump changed into sneakers on Air Force One after she boarded the plane wearing heels.

The First Lady arrived with President Donald Trump at Corpus Christi International Airport where they met with Governor Greg Abbot and his wife Cecilia as well as FEMA administrator Brock Long.

She also wore a new hat, which read “FLOTUS.”

Critics sneered at First Lady Melania Trump’s fashion choice as she left the White House with her husband President Donald Trump to visit Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The first lady wore black capris, heels, and an army green jacket as well as sunglasses as she boarded Marine One.

That triggered a series of critical comments from journalists, bloggers, and celebrities on Twitter, suggesting the First Lady was out of touch for wearing heels on her way to Texas.

But some noted that Melania Trump would likely change her shoes aboard the plane.

“Fashion police, relax, I trust she’ll change the shoes,” wrote CNN’s Kate Bennett.

Others were not pleased:

Update: A spokesperson for the First Lady responded to the criticism in a statement:

“It’s sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are worried about her shoes,” the statement read.


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