Chicago Sun-Times - - OPINION -

We didn’t care when Barack Obama wore a tan suit, and we don’t care now that Me­la­nia Trump wore stilet­tos.

We wouldn’t even care if one of them wore a tan suit with stilet­tos, so long as the shoes matched.

Re­mem­ber when Obama wore the tan suit? It was at a press brief­ing at the White House three years ago. You would have thought he showed up in a clown suit. Con­ser­va­tives went nuts, har­rumph­ing “this is not pres­i­den­tial!”

Now Me­la­nia is be­ing scolded by a snark squad on the left for wear­ing black stilet­tos on Tuesday as she boarded a plane in Wash­ing­ton for a flight to Texas, where she and the pres­i­dent were to tour flood- dev­as­tated Houston.

“Me­la­nia Trump looked like she was headed to a red car­pet rather than a hur­ri­cane zone,” wrote Lia Eus­tachewich of the New York Post, in a typ­i­cal com­ment.

It didn’t mat­ter to many of Pres­i­dent Trump’s more knee­jerk crit­ics that Me­la­nia changed into more ap­pro­pri­ate footwear, white gym shoes, be­fore step­ping off the plane.

Don­ald Trump is a dis­as­ter of a pres­i­dent. Any­body should be able to see that. But when his crit­ics ridicule the first lady for the shoes she wears — 1,400 miles away from Hur­ri­cane Har­vey — they’re no bet­ter than the phonies who at­tacked Obama for his tan suit.

First lady Me­la­nia Trump walks in high heels to board a plane en route to Texas to view the dam­age caused by Hur­ri­cane Har­vey. | GETTY IMAGES

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Pres­i­dent Obama’s in­fa­mous tan suit

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