Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway blasted liberals who criticized first lady Melania Trump’s sky-high heels that she wore as she left the White House Tuesday to visit flood-ravaged Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
‘Predictable,’ Conway said of the outcry. ‘Look, we saw what was in the president’s and first lady’s hearts that day, not what was on their feet, and it suggested to me … that the left is really worried that the president is successfully showing leadership and compassion and empathy and resolve and action.’
Speaking to the hosts of Fox & Friends, Conway also accurately pointed out that the first lady had only wore the black, snakeskin stilettos as she boarded Marine and Air Force One, changing into sneakers when she arrived in Corpus Christi, Texas.
‘By the way she didn’t wear those shoes down in Texas, she wore them onto the plane,’ the counselor to the president said.
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway slammed ‘the left’ for criticism Melania Trump received over wearing sky-high heels en route to Texas Tuesday, with some Americans saying she looked out of touch
Kellyanne Conway (left) appeared on Fox & Friends Thursday morning and defended the first lady, suggesting the condemnation came over fears that President Trump was handling the response to Hurricane Harvey too well
On Tuesday, Melania and President Trump visited Corpus Christie and Austin, Texas, and the first lady sported stiletto heels en route to Marine and Air Force One
The heels garnered all sorts of attention in the news and on social media, though once the first lady landed in Texas she was sporting white sneakers instead
‘And, by the way, she can wear whatever she wants,’ Conway added.
A number of Americans criticized the first lady for looking out of touch in the shoes, which to them looked more appropriate for a New York City runway than a Texas disaster zone, but Conway took particular aim at one breed of complainers: feminists.
‘This is what cracks me up about the feminists: “I’m a free thinker, I’m an independent, nobody tells me what to do,”‘ Conway said, quoting said feminists. ‘They get upset if somebody says you’re wearing a pretty dress or calls you “honey,” but they have judgment end on end.’
When people look at the first lady, the aide argued, they see ‘elegance, beauty class.’
‘But they should also know she speaks five languages, she’s brilliant, she’s incredibly savvy,’ Conway noted. ‘Those of us privileged enough to know her and work with her see what an important part of this administration she is and people ought to show some respect for her.’
Beyond Melania Trump’s original choice in footwear, President Trump received some criticism of his Tuesday trip for not visiting with flood victims, instead checking in on first responders and giving a brief pep talk to a gathered crowd.
‘No one wants to be disruptive, they want to be helpful,’ Conway said of administration figures traveling to the most flooded parts of Texas.
Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to the state today.
‘And that, of course, is why the president and first lady, two days ago, went to Corpus Christi and Austin instead of Houston,’ she added.
POTUS and FLOTUS are expected to get closer to the flood zones this weekend, Conway confirmed.
‘Now the president does plan to get closer to the affected areas when those who know best on the ground say it is most appropriate to do so,’ Conway said.
She said the plan, as of now, is for Trump to travel to Texas, and possibly Louisiana, on Saturday.