Melania Trump is certainly the most misunderstood person in Washington and that is probably by design.
She does not seek the limelight and prefers, as many first ladies have done, to work behind the scenes. Most are lauded for it, Melania is attacked for it.
One odd angle of attack every year from the media is to trash the White House Christmas decorations as a way of hurting Melania.
This year, Melania is fighting back. Stephanie Grisham, Melania new spokesperson let the Bezos owned paper have it:
“It has become an annual holiday tradition for the media to attack all that the First Lady does,” Grisham said in a statement to Fox News.
“If this was a Democratic Administration, I suspect Mrs. Trump and her work would be featured positively in every mainstream news outlet.”
From Fox News:
After skewering Melania Trump’s holiday decorations in the past, the Washington Post has this year approved of her White House decor, and decided instead to criticize the former fashion model’s appearance in a widely mocked piece on Tuesday that labeled the first lady’s jacket “ridiculous.”
The liberal paper’s fashion critic Robin Givhan wrote a piece headlined, “Melania Trump’s Christmas decorations are lovely, but that coat looks ridiculous,” which criticizes the outfit the first lady wore when unveiling the décor.
The Post, which called last year’s decorations a “nightmare forest,” spent a single paragraph complimenting this year’s “lovely” edition before pivoting to disapproval.
“For her tour, Mrs. Trump wears all white: a dress with a simple jewel neckline, white stiletto-heeled pumps and a white coat. The coat is draped over her shoulders as she strolls through the White House,” Givhan wrote. “The coat looks ridiculous.”
The fashion critic said “the coat is a distraction” and “a discomforting affectation taken to a ludicrous extreme.”
Fashion criticism is great but Washington Post's fashion critic is almost always just "liberal politicians look amazing and conservative politicians look awful" but even for her, this is a transparently and laughably petty take. pic.twitter.com/Dqpd5XmPdv
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) December 3, 2019