The left has found a new reason to go after First Lady Melania Trump, and this one is just as absurd as all the rest. After seeing a “gesture” she made inside the White House, offended liberal trolls are coming out of the woodwork to attack her.
On Monday, Melania’s first official portrait was released, which appears on the first lady’s official profile on the White House website adjacent to her biography. Dressed in a classy black blazer and neck scarf, the president’s wife looks into the camera with her arms folded, a slight smile spread across her face.
According to her White House biography, Melania has been heavily involved in philanthropic work ever since marrying President Donald Trump in 2005. “She was Honorary Chairwoman for Martha Graham Dance Company in April 2005,” it reads, adding that she “is an active member of the Police Athletic League which honored her with Woman of The Year 2006, has been an Honorary Chairwoman for The Boy’s Club of New York for five consecutive years, and in 2005 The American Red Cross awarded her with Goodwill Ambassador which she has proudly served for four years.”
The biography continues, “In April of 2008, she was asked by Love Our Children USA and NASDAQ to participate in the Fifth Annual National Love Our Children Day and the beginning of National Child Abuse Prevention month by ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ.” In addition, “In 2010, Melania was the Chairwoman for The American Heart Association which raised $1.7 Million for research.”
Instead of applauding her achievements, in just a matter of hours, the liberal media had already found something “wrong” with the seemingly flawless photograph of Melania taken in front of a window in the White House to accompany her biography.
The Boston Globe criticized the portrait on Tuesday, claiming it had received tons of negative feedback from “social media denizens” who were upset that the first lady had chosen to cross her arms in the snapshot, a move the outlet claimed no one who wanted to seem “friendly and approachable” would make.
Boston portrait photographer Ryuji Suzuki, of Beaupix Studio, immediately noticed the first lady’s crossed arms and distant gaze in the new portrait.
“There are different opinions about people crossing their arms in portraits,” he said. “If you do it right, you might add a powerful impression, but it often gives you distance. If you want to be friendly and approachable you probably wouldn’t pose like this.” [Source: Boston Globe]
Apparently, there is a correct way to cross your arms now, and Melania has completely failed at it, leaving one to wonder how, exactly, you “do it right.” Perhaps being a prominent Democrat satisfies the requirement.
— Donny Ferguson (@DonnyFerguson) April 5, 2017
Indeed, Melania is not the only one to cross her arms in an official White House portrait, but The Globe did not dedicate an entire article to picking apart Obama’s stance when his official portrait was released.
Boston Globe writer Beth Teitell also took issue with Melania’s wedding ring in the picture. “You would think that she, or her handlers, although there aren’t that many, would look at the very prominent placement of this giant diamond ring, and you would think that would give them pause,” Teitell quoted author Kate Anderson Bower as saying.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 4, 2017
Should Melania have worn another ring, one which wasn’t given to her by the president on their tenth wedding anniversary as a symbol of their deep commitment and love for one another? Or, perhaps, she should have gone with no ring at all. The mainstream media surely would have had a field day with that one, running dramatic headlines like, “Melania Ditches Wedding Ring, Trouble in the Trump Marriage.”
Many Twitter users seemed to agree that the first lady was being treated unfairly:
Leave it to the Boston Globe to criticize the First Lady for having "crossed her arms". People actually get paid to write this trash. https://t.co/BFvnqEA6oE
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) April 5, 2017
— CYBORG (@za53051202) April 5, 2017
@BostonGlobe Wow. That's really strange. Were her arms actually crossed? Wow. That's some hard hitting journalism
— Martin Brown (@mbrown5977) April 5, 2017
— Barry J Collins (@BJCollins131) April 5, 2017
There seems to be nothing at all Melania Trump can do to satisfy the leftist trolls who attack her at every turn. However, if all they can find to complain about is the fact that she has two arms and chose to fold them in a photograph, we’re in pretty good shape when it comes to our first lady. Certainly much better than what we were saddled with for the past eight years of Michelle Obama’s incessant race-baiting, lavish spending, and hatred for the country which gave her so much.