Melania Trump Called ‘Disrespectful’ For Keeping Sunglasses On Throughout D-Day Memorial
The First Lady Melania Trump was called "disrespectful," even "rude," for keeping her sunglasses on throughout the D-Day Memorial.
On Thursday, the First Lady was present with her husband, the United States President Donald Trump, at the Normandy American Cemetery, in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. That was for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
She was her usual fashionable, well-dressed self -- this time in a played-down knee-length black Dior coat dress -- but she attracted such comment beside her flair for dressing chic and her unusual choice of footwear. Where she mostly sticks to her favorite Christian Louboutin's, she took a breather that day and honored another dateless French brand, Roger Vivier, a four-inch-heeled pair with a metal buckle.
As President Trump was giving a touching speech at the event, eagle-eyed observers caught Melania Trump with her eyewear on while the solemn observance of the D-Day anniversary was ongoing. This prompted some criticism from some quarters, with one social media user commenting the First Lady "could not" remove her sunglasses to exhibit "some humanity."
Another pointed out how inappropriate it was, and still, some kept harping on the old theory of Melania's having a "double," to make sense of her being remiss, even going as far as to say that no one would "know the difference" if it had really been a "fake Melania."
A Twitter user had named Melania "unbecoming," and "tasteless," and finally, "unbelievable" for having spoken with the First Lady of France without taking her eye wear off.
To put into perspective the scandalized reactions of observers and onlookers, the D-Day anniversary was to remember some 425,000 troops, Allied as well as German, who died on that fateful landing more than seven decades ago.
Others present to mark the anniversary was Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, there with his wife, Brigitte. High-ranking personages who were also in attendance, were representatives from Germany, Canada, and Britain.
The event featured a video which was from the French Department of Defense as well as a show of flying acrobatics. Besides Trump, President Macron had given a speech as well during the program.
In Trump's speech, he gave tribute to "170 veterans" from World War II who were present, referring to them as "among" the "greatest Americans" ever to have lived. He had laid a wreath at the site, in the company of the veterans present, just as the past American presidents have done before him.
From there, the U.S. President and Melania went back to Ireland for a meeting and dinner gathering with other people of distinction as John Deasy, the special envoy to the United States, and the Irish ambassador, Dan Mulhall.