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Trevor Noah Defends Melania Trump Against Shoe Critics: ‘Who Cares?’

• August 30, 2017 10:03 am

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Even "The Daily Show" took exception to the online criticism that First Lady Melania Trump received for wearing stilettos en route to flood-ravaged Texas on Tuesday.

The liberal satire's host, Trevor Noah, said that North Korea's latest missile provocations this week had taken a back seat to Trump doing "something much worse": going to Houston in high heels.

"And she's getting a lot of flack for it, online predominantly, but it counts," Noah said, as the screen showed a critical article from Harper's Bazaar. "Here's my thing. I don't know why anyone should care what anyone wears when they're on their way to help people … Who cares?"

"Look at the pope," Noah added. "You see how he dresses? Look at that? All white with giant bling, he looks like he's going to a P. Diddy party, but we don't say, ‘Hey, you can't go out helping people dressed like that.'"

Noah quipped that, "in Melania's defense, she lives in a permanent disaster zone, and that's what she always wears … Cut her some slack."

The first lady was inundated with online criticism for seeming out of touch by wearing the fashionable shoes.

However, when she walked off Air Force One in Texas, she was clad in a "FLOTUS" baseball hat and flats.

Trump's communications director, Stephanie Graham, said in a statement, "It's sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are worried about her shoes."