Me­la­nia makes waves with ‘storm stilet­tos’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

WASH­ING­TON: First Lady Me­la­nia Trump is mak­ing waves ... for her flood fashion.

The for­mer model is al­ways el­e­gantly turned out and per­fectly coiffed, and on Tues­day was no ex­cep­tion as she left the White House with her pres­i­dent hus­band for storm-rav­aged Texas.

Me­la­nia was pho­tographed walk­ing across the White House lawn in sky-high stiletto pumps, part of an out­fit that in­cluded tai­lored capri pants, an army green bomber jacket with ruched sleeves and avi­a­tor sun­glasses.

“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.”

Don­ald 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.

A wide swathe of Texas is reel­ing from mon­ster storm Har­vey, which has dev­as­tated coastal com­mu­ni­ties and left large parts of Houston 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 US, 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.” – AFP

Trump and Me­la­nia de­part the White House to visit Texas on Tues­day.

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