Melania Trump criticized for wearing heels to Texas for Harvey briefing, changes to sneakers

She and her husband, President Donald Trump, were boarding the helicopter to go to Corpus Christi, Texas, for a briefing on Hurricane Harvey.

In addition to black pumps, FLOTUS wore an olive green bomber jacket, aviator sunglasses and a black blouse and slacks as she boarded the plane.

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, gives a thumbs-up as they walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., then onto Texas to survey the response to Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane is the first major disaster of Trump's presidency.
Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Twitter users quickly responded, with many implying that the outfit choice was tone-deaf.

Vogue contributor Lynn Yaeger asked, “(W)hat kind of message does a fly-in visit from a First Lady in sky-high stilettos send to those suffering the enormous hardship, the devastation of this natural disaster?”

Others didn’t think the shoes were a big deal:

The first lady’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said the remarks on her bosses’ footwear were a matter of people worrying about the wrong thing.

“It’s sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are worried about her shoes,” Grisham told Fox News

Once she landed, however, USA Today reported that Trump changed into a white, button-down long-sleeve shirt and white sneakers. The slacks and aviators stayed on and her hair was pulled back into a low ponytail. She wore a black baseball cap that read “FLOTUS” in white.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive take part in a briefing on Harvey relief efforts, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at Firehouse 5 in Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Photo: Evan Vucci/AP

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