President Donald Trump and Melania Trump are comfortable hosting international leaders at the White House. The meetings are natural for them, but sometimes, even in international politics, underhanded insults are hiding in plain sight.
As reported by UPI, the Trumps hosted Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his wife, Juliana Awada, at the White House this week to discuss enhancing relations between the two countries. Trump and Macri have known each other for years prior to their entry into politics, and Trump referred to him as “my good friend for many years.” The two leaders discussed, among other things, the crisis in Venezuela and the possibility of ending a 16-year ban on the import of lemons from Argentina.
While the two presidents may have been friends for years, Argentina’s first lady may have a view of the Trumps that is less kind. Keen eyes spotted something insulting in the beautiful Awada’s wardrobe that is reported to be more than just a coincidence. According to Hollywood Life, Awada wore a $695 pair of Aquazzura shoes to go along with her red frock.
How could those red shoes present a veiled insult to the Trumps? Here is how a Hollywood Life article describes them:
The $695 Aquazzura pumps Juliana wore are undoubtedly beautiful, plus they perfectly matched her red frock, but there’s a subtle message behind the shoes we just can’t get over. It’s no secret that Aquazzura is on a war path with Ivanka, who they claim ripped off multiple designs. The Italian company reportedly filed a complaint in June 2016 in Manhattan federal court, alleging that the blonde beauty’s footwear line knocked off the aesthetic for a specific runway sandal. The color, shape, and textile are identical. The only difference is the price point.
The article goes on to point out that when girls fight, they do it in sneakiest fashion. Could the sneaky insult have been a high-fusion protest of Trump’s policies on immigration, particularly on immigrants from south of the border? While the entire affair could have been a coincidence, multiple media outlets are buzzing with the news.
In truth, the two presidents probably do not care in the least about the shoes, but the women in their lives may have other thoughts on the matter. For most Americans, shoes are not important, in this context, but possibly for the wives and daughters of elite international leaders and those in the fashion industry who dislike the Trumps, the expensive footwear is a big deal.