First Lady Melania Trump is being slammed for wearing stiletto heels to board Air Force One for the trip to visit hurricane-ravaged Texas Tuesday. She later changed out of them.
Which begs the question: What shoes did Michelle Obama wear when accompanying her husband to Atlantic City to meet with local leaders and comfort residents? The answer is, she didn’t technically wear any shoes at all to go to New Jersey, because she didn’t go to New Jersey.
On October 30, 2012, President Obama took a day off from campaigning for reelection to go to Atlantic City and stroll around with Gov. Chris Christie to see the devastation. This is Michelle’s schedule for the day.
So, okay, clearly she was very busy. Actually, Mrs. Obama rarely accompanied her husband on official business, like foreign trips and so forth, especially in the second term. And the press didn’t seem to notice or care.
I’m sure Melania is thinking, “I never asked for this.” Indeed, she did not. Unlike her predecessor, for example, she has not established her own taxpayer-funded fiefdom in the East Wing, cutting the first lady’s staff from the 24 Michelle needed to just five.
But no one will thank her as long as she’s in heels.