Trevor Noah Thinks There Are More Important Things To Worry About Than Melania Trump's High Heels

"Who cares?"

Last week, Chelsea Clinton defended Barron Trump from media criticism over his clothes. His mother, Melania Trump, tweeted to thank the former first daughter. This week, the first lady herself was the target of criticism over her own fashion choices.


Mrs. Trump was photographed departing Washington, D.C., on Tuesday with President Trump as they made their way to Texas to observe Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. As many on social media were quick to point out, the first lady's stiletto pumps didn't seem practical for visiting the site of a hurricane. 

Some called Trump out of touch with the dire situation. Once the couple landed in Corpus Christi, however, she had changed into white sneakers.

The first lady's communications director later released a statement to CNN saying, "It's sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are worried about her shoes."

Daily Show host Trevor Noah seemed to agree, as he addressed the controversy earlier this week on his show, after discussing the news that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile over Japan — which he believed warranted media coverage.

"But people weren't talking about the nuclear missile that Kim Jong-un tested, because Melania Trump apparently did something much worse," the host said, according to the Washington Post. "She went to Houston wearing high heels."

Noah went on to defend the first lady using his signature humor.

"I don't know why anyone should care what anyone wears when they're on their way to help people," he said. "Who cares? Look at the pope, you see how he dresses? All white … he looks like he's going to a P. Diddy party. But we don't say, hey he can't go out helping people dressed like that."

Of course, he couldn't resist getting in a little dig at the president. After acknowledging that some people thought the first lady's shoes were insensitive to wear to a "disaster zone," Noah joked, "But in Melania's defense, she lives in a permanent disaster zone, and that's what she always wears."

Noah wasn't the only unlikely person defending Melania Trump. Even comedian Kathy Griffin, who earlier this year came under fire for posing with a bloodied mask of President Trump's face, tweeted that there were more important things to worry about in the Trump Administration than the First Lady's shoes.

"Not today kids," she wrote.

(H/T: Hello Giggles)


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