No matter what Donald Trump does these days: the media always find fault with the American president and seem to be constantly picking on him. Sometimes, also the First Lady gets drawn into this conflict. Remember when Melania slapped away her husband’s hand twice during their visit to the Middle East and Europe? Quickly the term ‘handgate’ was coined – even though ‘shoegate’ would have been more appropriate as The Entenpost later found out. And once again, Melania’s high heels catch people’s attention – this time when visiting the disaster zones hit by tropical storm Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. However, in our opinion there was nothing wrong about Melania’s stilettos at all!
How to turn a catastrophe into a real disaster was demonstrated by
the Austrian chancellor Viktor Klima back in 1997 during the river
Danube flooding: Klima was flown by helicopter into the disaster zone,
emptied some buckets of water in his brandnew yellow rubber boots, and
was quickly gone after giving a big smile to the photographers. Later on
in the media he was mocked for his ridiculous outfit! Therefore, how
could someone in all seriousness expect from Melania Trump in a similar
situation to exchange her usual sexy high heels for absolutely
unauthentic rubber boots?
Apart from this, one should consider that the average woman’s height in the US
is about 13 cm less than men’s. Especially in case of a flooding when
potentially every additional inch can make the difference between life
and death, suitable shoes could play a key role. While rubber boots are
of no earthly use when the water level raises to 1.7 meters, high heels
having a sufficient height could make a vital difference!
If Donald Trump winning the presidential election was a good thing
for the United States and the rest of the world remains to be seen. But
wearing high heels in the Texan disaster zone was not only optically the
better choice – Melania’s footwear was rather logical and therefore
definitely the right choice! If someone really wants to criticise her
stilettos at all then only because they could have been even an inch