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‘We have our own Jackie O today – it’s called MELANIA!’ Trump says wife should be called ‘Melania T’

‘We have our own Jackie O today – it’s called MELANIA!’ Trump says wife should be called ‘Melania T’ as he compares his first lady to JFK’s and defends ditching ‘baby blue’ Air Force One color scheme she picked

  • President Donald Trump said Friday in a TV interview on the Fox News Channel that ‘Melania T’ should be the first lady’s new sobriquet, like ‘Jackie O’
  • He showed off his new Air Force One design on Thursday, saying it should replace Jackie O’s preferred color scheme 
  • The current Air Force One is painted in cyan and robin’s egg blue, and Trump wants a bolder, more masculine look 
  • Mrs. Trump is known for being a fashion plate, wearing some dresses that sell for thousands of dollars
  • Jackie Kennedy (later Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, or ‘Jackie O’ after the assasination of John F. Kennedy) brought haute couture to the White House

Donald Trump compared first lady Melania Trump to the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on Friday, saying she should have the nickname ‘Melania T’ to reflect her similarities with ‘Jackie O.’

The president was explaining during a lengthy ‘Fox & Friends’ TV interview why he is retiring the pale blue paint job JFK’s wife ordered in 1962 in favor of bolder colors.

‘You know, the baby blue doesn’t fit with us,’ Trump said. ‘And people get used to something, but – and it was Jackie O and that’s good. But we have our own Jackie O today, it’s called Melania.’

‘Melania!’ he repeated. ‘We’ll call it “Melania T,” okay?’

President Donald Trump said Friday in a TV interview on the Fox News Channel that ‘Melania T’ should be the first lady’s new sobriquet, like ‘Jackie O’

Trump showed off his new Air Force One design on Thursday, saying it should replace Jackie O's preferred color scheme

Trump showed off his new Air Force One design on Thursday, saying it should replace Jackie O’s preferred color scheme

The current Air Force One is painted in cyan and robin's egg blue, and Trump wants a bolder, more masculine look

The current Air Force One is painted in cyan and robin’s egg blue, and Trump wants a bolder, more masculine look

Trump praised his wife of 14 years for her quiet poise and often understated wardrobe, qualities associated with Jackie O. 

He said crowds at his rallies often hold up banners that read ‘We love our first lady’ and ‘We love stilettos.’

That’s a reference to an August 2017 miscue that saw her exiting Air Force One in pencil-thin heels while she and the president were in Texas to inspect hurricane damage.

Later in the day she turned up in news photographs wearing sneakers. 

‘You know the high heels, the time the news said she walked in high heels to a Texas flood,’ Trump recalled. 

‘No. She likes to look elegant in the White House but she had the sneakers,’ he said. ‘She’s carrying sneakers from when she gets off!’ 

Mrs. Trump is known for being a fashion plate, wearing some dresses that sell for thousands of dollars at important events like this month's State Banquet in the United Kingdom

Mrs. Trump is known for being a fashion plate, wearing some dresses that sell for thousands of dollars at important events like this month’s State Banquet in the United Kingdom

Jackie Kennedy (later Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, or 'Jackie O,' after the assasination of President John F. Kennedy) brought haute couture to the White House and famously put Halston on the map

Jackie Kennedy (later Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, or ‘Jackie O,’ after the assasination of President John F. Kennedy) brought haute couture to the White House and famously put Halston on the map

‘People love her,’ he said of Melania. ‘People love her. She gets no credit from the media but she gets credit from the people.’ 

Trump insisted that his redesigned exterior for Air Force One would be a better match for the new generation of the Boeing 747 that will be delivered in 2024.     

‘It’s been a long time and it fits the plane better,’ he explained. ‘You know, it’s a very different plane, even though it’s a 747.’

‘And I like the concept of red, white and blue, and the classic, and I think it’s going to look much better actually.’

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