First lady Melania Trump, greets other volunteers at the Red Cross in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, as she pitches in to assemble military comfort kits that are provided to members of the military as they prepare for deployment. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
On Tuesday I wrote about how Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) called out the media for their unhinged criticisms of the Christmas decorations First Lady Melania Trump had picked out for the White House’s “Spirit of America” theme.
While Rubio’s slam of the media revolved around a larger point about how such petty critiques about the First Lady and her holiday fashion and decor choices fueled the public’s distrust and disdain for journalists all the more, I wanted to take their slights of Mrs. Trump in a different direction because it’s something that has bothered me for a long time.
Like most people, I don’t know Melania Trump beyond what I see in media reports and on her social media feeds. While in news articles you often have to read between the lines and beyond the spin to get the full story, her Twitter and Instagram pages are places you can get a glimpse of what I have come to believe is the person she really is: Someone who is warm and caring and doing the best she can under the harsh public scrutiny and unflattering media glare that is political life.