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Melania Trump's stilettos another example of good fashion, but poor taste

Elizabeth Wellington, STAFF COLUMNIST

Updated: Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 3:45 PM

President Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, waves as they walk from the White House Tuesday on their way to Texas to view the federal government's response to Harvey's devastating flooding.

I’ve been over the poor taste slithering from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for months now.

President Donald Trump, left, and first lady Melania Trummp arrive at the Corpus Christi International Airport on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Trump travelled to Texas on Tuesday to see the recovery efforts underway in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News/Zuma Press/TNS
FILE - In this May 26, 2017 file photo, first Lady Melania Trump steps out of a car as she arrives at Chierici Palace in Catania, Italy. As President Donald Trump's administration alters some parts of the former first lady's legacy, Mrs. Trump is keeping other parts of it alive, from public policy to high fashion to family ties. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File) Domenico Stinellis / AP, File
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But Tuesday’s shenanigans were the last straw.

First lady Melania Trump wore sky-high stilettos as she boarded Marine One on Tuesday morning on her way to to Corpus Christi, Texas, to survey Hurricane Harvey damage. As usual, FLOTUS was runway ready. She sashayed to the aircraft in a fitted army jacket, her eyes obscured by must-have oversize sunglasses.

Devastation? What devastation?

While the Trumps were en route, the photo went viral.

By the time the Trumps arrived in the Lone Star State, FLOTUS had switched up her look, pairing a starched white button-up and flats with her skinny black pants. Still pretty, just less glamorous.

(The FLOTUS trucker hat took the look down more than a notch.)

President Donald Trump, left, and first lady Melania Trummp arrive at the Corpus Christi International Airport on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Trump travelled to Texas on Tuesday to see the recovery efforts underway in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News/Zuma Press/TNS)

The damage, however, was done. Melania Trump appeared tone deaf. Like, again!

It’s an undisputed fact that Melania Trump’s wardrobe is amazing. During the last eight months, our first lady has flawlessly wrapped herself in many a to-die-for red Valentino. But just because a piece is beautiful and expensive — like the $51,500 floral Dolce & Gabbana coat she wore in Italy in May — doesn’t mean it’s in good taste. (That one coat was more than many folks’ salary.)

FILE - In this May 26, 2017 file photo, first Lady Melania Trump steps out of a car as she arrives at Chierici Palace in Catania, Italy. As President Donald Trump’s administration alters some parts of the former first lady’s legacy, Mrs. Trump is keeping other parts of it alive, from public policy to high fashion to family ties. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)

The bottom line is, good taste takes thought. And wearing fancy stilettos on the way to comfort folks who have lost everything is the epitome of bad taste. Those shoes — whether they are $1,000 Jimmy Choos or $25 Payless pumps — telegraph a serious lack of caring.

Maybe she cares deeply. But she doesn’t look like she does.

Elizabeth Wellington, STAFF COLUMNIST

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