Wittiest Memes Of Melania Trump’s Outfits At First-Ever Solo Trip As FLOTUS
By Mikelle Leow, 09 Oct 2018
Image via Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com
Melania Trump shows she really doesn’t care about fashion choices, do you?
The First Lady recently set out on her first trip without US President Donald Trump to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development to help implement programs for children in developing countries.
However, the purpose of the trip was shrouded by her unique outfit choices during her visit to Kenya and Egypt.
On a safari tour in Kenya, Melania Trump was seen donning a white pith helmet not unlike those worn by European colonialists.
“Melania completes the stereotype trifecta—elephants, orphans and even the pith helmet,” tweeted Matt Carotenuto, a Professor of African History.
In response to the outcry, FLOTUS said after touching down in Egypt, “I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear.”
What many found ironic was the offbeat attire she had on while mouthing those very words.
This time around, Melania Trump stepped out in a tan suit, white shirt, black tie, and fedora hat—a getup that some likened to the costumes in the outdated Out of Africa film from 1937.
Others joked that the suit resembled Michael Jackson’s iconic look in Smooth Criminal, as well as that of villain ‘Dr René Belloq’ in Indiana Jones.
When it comes to scrutinizing the First Lady’s ensembles, the internet surely knows how to Be Best.
Melania: What should I wear on my Africa trip to pay tribute to the culture and history of my hosts?— Owen Barder (@owenbarder) October 5, 2018
WH staff: A pith helmet. Definitely a pith helmet. https://t.co/JSmNkWM2RF
why is she dressed like she’s about to exploit the belgian congo https://t.co/L11BpgMLrb— molly 🐶 (@socialistdogmom) October 5, 2018
Melania Trump visits Egypt. I feel I’ve seen that look somewhere before. pic.twitter.com/7vWRugxhne— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) October 6, 2018
I am increasingly convinced that Melania Trump's stylist for this trip just googled "Safari Fancy Dress/Costume" for inspiration: pic.twitter.com/2smUnzyITY— Zeena Starbuck (@zeenastarbuck) October 6, 2018
She looks like she’s on the set of Out of Africa 2. It’s going straight to dvd/blu-ray— MissAnneThrope (@BombDiggityLee) October 5, 2018
Melania Trump urges America to “focus on what I do, not what I wear.” This begs the question: What does she do again?— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 6, 2018
Oh yeah, I don’t really care. Do you?
Is there a new Indiana Jones movie out? pic.twitter.com/DtlSLrEjwG— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) October 6, 2018
YOU WILL NEVER GET THE ARK DOCTOR JONES pic.twitter.com/fmf5suFI4C— dan sinker (@dansinker) October 6, 2018
Melania, are you ok?— Amro Ali (@_amroali) October 7, 2018
So, Melania are you ok
Are you ok, Melania.... pic.twitter.com/tofhQnk42f
She’s almost dressed like the bad guy from Road House pic.twitter.com/i8L8avHF3W— Juanfer Lopez (@dx23jf) October 6, 2018
Melania also looks like "Resort Wear Hannibal Lecter". pic.twitter.com/LFPRoccUyE— Santa Claus, CEO 🎅🏻 (@SantaInc) October 6, 2018
Every Trump associate looks like the villain in a Disney Channel movie where the hero is a plucky orphan pic.twitter.com/pjtnlsTDy5— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) October 6, 2018
Rare screenshot of Melania’s phone. pic.twitter.com/mgFChrMwrH— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) October 6, 2018
Actually, maybe she's got bigger goals. OF WEARING A SAFARI OUTFIT EVERY DAY IN AFRICA. See, e.g., this photo from the other day in #Ghana.— kim yi dionne (@dadakim) October 4, 2018
Siri, how do I set a news image alert for Melania in a pith helmet? pic.twitter.com/I0I6BDnMtU
While she’s there, maybe Melania can put the lid back on the ancient sarcophagus that released the curse of her husband. pic.twitter.com/Rt7NO1b6Ow— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) October 6, 2018
[via Vogue, images via various sources]
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