President Donald Trump opened up about how criticisms of first lady Melania Trump’s fashion choices were like “tremendous abuse.” As seen in the below video, President Trump spoke with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee about the controversy that erupted when Melania was photographed wearing high heels en route to a storm region. Huckabee had opened the portion of the conversation by noting how popular Melania has become. Trump agreed on Melania’s popularity, but also noted that his wife had a good life before he decided to run for president. Trump explained that Melania didn’t need to be adored by the public.
Trump called Melania a very private person who also likes to help people. The president didn’t admit feeling any jealousy or envy over Melania’s popularity, as Huckabee inferred when discussing the high approval ratings that Melania enjoys. According to Business Insider, Melania received flak in August for being photographed wearing high heels as she left the White House after Hurricane Harvey struck Texas and other regions.
“She doesn’t need to be adored by people, but she does like to help people. And she sees how important it is. And she’s taken tremendous abuse.”
President Trump noted that Melania changed into sneakers before landing for that trip and put on a pair of Timberland work boots when in Puerto Rico, as reported by the Inquisitr.