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The Washington Post attacks
Melania Trump's 'ridiculous' jacket after
approving of her Christmas decorations

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Posted By: Harlowe, 12/3/2019 10:26:36 AM

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.

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Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham is quite right about the media’s “attitude” toward Melania Trump because she is not representing a Democrat Administration. A reality check would suggest that Mrs. Trump is wearing the same ensemble she wore disembarking Air Force One earlier in the evening. If the video was recorded shortly after returning to the White House, it makes sense that the First Lady would wear that same exquisite ensemble for the taping. Further, assuming the evergreens and other foliage and floral arrangements are live, the temperature in the building may be chilly—especially over a weekend. Leftist petty jealousies.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross 12/3/2019 10:29:52 AM (No. 251504)
Trump hatred knows no limits. What pettiness.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 12/3/2019 10:30:47 AM (No. 251507)
Do you suppose the fashionistas at the Washington Compost would have approved if she had been wearing a Mao suit?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamboozle 12/3/2019 10:36:36 AM (No. 251513)
Or perhaps they would have been pleased if she had donned a Hillary pantsuit?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: curious1 12/3/2019 10:38:53 AM (No. 251516)
They really are delusional. Of course, when they praised the wookie's appearance, it became very evident. Not to mention their eyes are bright green.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: volksford 12/3/2019 10:39:29 AM (No. 251518)
If Hildabeast had won the election she would be showing the Christmas decor in a festive red and green Captain Kangaroo pantsuit.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Readaholic 12/3/2019 10:54:03 AM (No. 251529)
Even by Leftist standards I was shocked by the vitriol. Hell hath no fury like an angry leftist black woman.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: lisa belanger 12/3/2019 10:54:51 AM (No. 251531)
i guess mouchelle was a good dresser lol that woman mrs obama looks like a gentlemen those arms. fake nails to shake the hands f the queen and the pope no f.class n.f.c
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Reply 8 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 12/3/2019 10:54:52 AM (No. 251532)
In a just world, Miz Givhan would be squatting around a campfire beating the ground with a stick.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: chance_232 12/3/2019 10:58:02 AM (No. 251533)
Michelle looked like she was dressed by P.T. Barnum, but yet they gushed over her repulsive outfits. I swear, if thevTrumps served up Dom Perion, the media would complain about the year. Someone said this on a talk show a few weeks ago. Trump runs into a burning building and saves 4 children. The headline would be "Trump seen running from burning building. Historic structure burns to the ground".
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Reply 10 - Posted by: qr4j 12/3/2019 11:10:34 AM (No. 251545)
Really folks, to borrow from Hillary: What difference does it make what Mrs. Trump wears? None. The woman is absolutely gorgeous and has an impeccable sense of good taste, manners, and style. But to the media, she is just the wife of Donald Trump and, therefore, is the object of every bit of ridicule they can drum up. If Mrs. Trump were the wife of a Democrat, she could be a pig in a 1970s polyester pantsuit with the class of a horny goat and the media would fawn all over her. How do we know that?? Simple: Hillary.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nimby 12/3/2019 11:17:05 AM (No. 251550)
Did WaPO pay for it? Then they have no business to remark on FLOTUS's choice
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Moritz55 12/3/2019 11:29:49 AM (No. 251565)
I must have terrible taste, then, because I think the First Lady looks very elegant.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: stablemoney 12/3/2019 11:41:29 AM (No. 251578)
Get off Melania's case.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jerseyden 12/3/2019 11:45:53 AM (No. 251582)
I sure wish one of Hannity Carlson or Ingaham’s producers pick up on this and show. A comparison of Michelle and Melania’s outfits side by side.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ribicon 12/3/2019 11:53:12 AM (No. 251585)
It's not bullying when the left does it because we've ceded the parameters and the language to the left. Object to the time when King Putt and Big Mitch lit the White House exterior with rainbow lights in celebration of homosexuality? You're a vile hater on the wrong side of history and should be shunned from society.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: columba 12/3/2019 11:53:47 AM (No. 251587)
High School oooo-ooo, high school, high school, high school (clique).
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Reply 17 - Posted by: EliotRosewater49 12/3/2019 11:55:43 AM (No. 251590)
That Givhan woman is fugly and was a big mooshelle fashion cheerleader in the past. Those knee grows sure stick together
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Shells 12/3/2019 11:56:00 AM (No. 251591)
What I find hilarious is that Melania hatred is destroying the entire women’s magazine industry. For eight years we were forced to see Big Mike featured in them as all that good and lovely and healthful. It was like falling down the rabbit hole. Now we have a First Lady who actually is all those things, as well as one of the most beautiful women in the world, and they just can’t bring themselves to make a smart business decision and put her on the cover. In case you haven’t noticed, these magazines are now pamphlets. They can’t give them away. Karma, writ large.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LadyHen 12/3/2019 11:56:14 AM (No. 251593)
Oh please. Talk about grasping at straws. Melania's entire ensemble was well chosen and looks lovely and appropriate. Classic really. But the shrew harpy Given has to find something to whine about. She must get paid per Trump-negative article. I don't remember any Conservative columnist acting this way towards Michelle, though they were notably given plenty of ammunition. Michelle's fashion sense was horrendous and she very seldom wore truly flattering clothing.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: The Remnants 12/3/2019 12:13:45 PM (No. 251607)
So pathetic! Why would anyone rely on this paper for anything?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: MainelySane 12/3/2019 12:18:43 PM (No. 251614)
She's 100% beautiful 100% of the time. It's worth voting for Trump to see her in photos in the White House if for no other reason!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: FunOne 12/3/2019 12:22:33 PM (No. 251619)
Obviously, the Washington Post assigns their affirmative action hire, Robin Givhan, to the position of fashon critic.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: earlybird 12/3/2019 1:28:11 PM (No. 251676)
Rhymes-with-itch Robin Givhan strikes again. Ugly as a mud fence and green with envy are a bad combo.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: gramma b 12/3/2019 1:33:40 PM (No. 251687)
There were so many Michelle outfits that really were ridiculous, but the press did nothing but praise her. I remember one dress-- I think she wore it when Obama got the nomination -- that made her look like a giant black widow. Then, I have this memory of her lumbering down Pennsylvania Avenue in a dress and coat that looked like they were made out of 1960's living room drapes. Then, there were the rumpled shorts and shirt outfit she wore as she gracefully descended from Marine One. Then, there were all the ridiculous high-waisted belts. I don't know what those were about. Maybe to disguise a pot belly and oversized rear. Yet, all the time the media was praising her looks and "elegance," as if to tell us, "Who are you going to believe? Us, or your own lying eyes?"
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Reply 25 - Posted by: udanja99 12/3/2019 1:33:54 PM (No. 251688)
From the same person who made no criticism of Mooch when she bounced off of Marine One in flip flops, cargo shorts and a wife beater.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: rabblerouser 12/3/2019 1:33:57 PM (No. 251689)
After looking up Robin Givhan online and looking at her previous fashion choices, it appears she has no standing to judge anyone else's fashion choices.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 12/3/2019 1:39:22 PM (No. 251697)
Robin Givhan mocks and ridicules at the wapo..... No class...no brains...typical lefty scribbler. How do you give the Mooch a pass and mock Melania? I'll tell you how....you're a CLOWN!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 12/3/2019 2:27:29 PM (No. 251720)
if you want ridiculous: http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/4201087/michelle-obama-balenciaga-boots-04/fullsize/ disclaimer: viewing may be harmful to your vision
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Reply 29 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 12/3/2019 3:42:59 PM (No. 251782)
#3 Even with a Hillary pantsuit, our beautiful and graceful First Lady will look stunning.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Venturer 12/3/2019 4:13:19 PM (No. 251807)
#26 stole my post.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Island Life 12/3/2019 5:33:29 PM (No. 251870)
Our First Lady's outfit was beautifully tailored, classy and demure. She looked gorgeous as usual. The one thing it wasn't was an outrageous, gaudy, ill-fitting Mouchelle piece of garbage from some nouveau never heard of designer wannabe. Melania's understated look did not detract from the Christmas decorations she was presenting to the American public.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Norway 12/3/2019 7:06:03 PM (No. 251924)
Michelle Obama routinely wore tacky, gaudy, truly horrendous clothing, she deplaned Air Force 1 in sloppy shorts and flip-flops. All the while, the MSM smiled and kissed her butt cheeks as if she were the 2nd Coming.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: NYbob 12/4/2019 1:02:51 AM (No. 252094)
I wondered how wonderful, stylish and beautiful someone had to be to write about fashion for the WP. I looked up the person who has decided she is worthy of commenting on Melania's style. Behold - https://fashionista.com/.image/t_share/MTU1MTM0Nzg0MDU2NjAwMDMy/gettyimages-505115714.jpg
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Reply 34 - Posted by: gramma b 12/4/2019 1:48:09 AM (No. 252118)
#33. She looks more like a tranny than Michelle does.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: JimBob 12/4/2019 3:46:31 AM (No. 252152)
Well, I finally had to 'bite'. I also looked up the writer for Bezo's Bozos. That person fell from the Top of the Ugly Tree, and hit Every Branch on the way down.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: judy 12/4/2019 4:36:27 AM (No. 252158)
I find it amazing that Fox bothers to report what the WP has to say about Melanie . This is not news, it's hatred.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 12/4/2019 5:48:12 AM (No. 252176)
Polyester Pant Suits in single color only Comrade!
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