The President and First Lady made a second trip to Texas Saturday morning to assess the damage brought about by Hurricane Harvey. Melania Trump looked like she was headed for an evening out instead of a trip to encourage people who were devastated and have lost everything.
Not one to listen to criticism, Melania again wore sky high stilettos for the trip from Washington to Texas. The First Lady wore a $2000 Ralph Lauren’s Collection Livingston Safari Shirtdress, snakeskin Manolo Blahnik heels worth over $1000, and Aviator sunglasses. An aide toted two Louis Vuitton Bags for Melania. Unfortunately, the First Lady offered up a fashion moment instead of an expression of empathy.
After landing at Eliot Field in Houston, Melania was wearing a denim shirt, jeans and sneakers. It what can only be seen as condescending, the First Lady wore a baseball hat with ‘Texas’ stitched on it.
The Trumps were met by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Texas Governor Greg Abbott. After arriving in Texas the President and Melania went to the NRG Stadium where thousands of Harvey flood victims are being sheltered.
Both Melania and Donald were criticized for not going to Houston on their first trip to Texas. They were supposedly going to view the destruction, but avoided the areas most heavily destroyed and didn’t visit even one of the evacuation shelters.
After an extremely short visit to the stadium, the Trumps met with the Texas delegation before heading to Louisiana at lunchtime. They will attend a meet and greet with the Cajun Navy, a civilian organization made up of volunteers who have been heroic during this natural disaster.
The President and First Lady will then return to Washington DC and attempt to spin this visit into something positive for themselves.
In the week after Harvey made landfall, floodwaters overtook entire neighborhoods, damaging at least 49,000 homes in Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported. In all, approximately 785,000 people were part of mandatory evacuations in Texas and Lousiana. Tens of thousands of residents are still taking refuge in shelters across the states.