The president’s most shameless talking head, White House advisor Kellyanne Conway, infuriated the vast majority of the American people this morning when she spoke to TMZ and declared that Melania Trump was a “superior” First Lady to Michelle Obama.
The TMZ reporter asked whether or not it was unfair that Melania hasn’t been on any magazine covers while First Lady Michelle Obama was on several.
“Melania Trump is such a superior and excellent First Lady. This country is so lucky to have her,” said the notorious liar and propagandist on Monday morning. While we can expect her to extoll the virtues of the wife of the president whose campaign and presidency lifted her into relevancy, the choice of word there – “superior” – raises serious eyebrows.
In an administration known for hiring white supremacists and white nationalists to fill its ranks, led by a president whose entire political career was launched by his racist attacks on President Obama and who was tweeting out anti-Semitic dog whistles literally yesterday, it’s hard to excuse this as being anything other than what it clearly is – an unsubtle and disgracefully racist attack on a former First Lady who has done far more to better our nation than Melania Trump ever has.
And the insinuation that Melania hasn’t been on any magazine covers is patently false – it’s just not been the magazines that she’d actually want to be in: