[Ed. – Haters gonna hate.]
Since the White House released the official portrait of Melania Trump on Monday, social media denizens have been debating the following: What’s the photo’s most unusual feature?
Is it that Trump’s arms are crossed?
Is it that she’s not really smiling, unlike former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton in their official portraits?
Is it that her cool, distant gaze seems to evoke her runway-model past more than her current role as the country’s first lady?
Or is it that the wife of a president who won big with working-class voters is wearing a diamond ring worth more than most Americans would make in 10 lifetimes?
This being the Trump administration, the photo’s release caused a media frenzy, and the picture, which shows the first lady in a black tuxedo-style jacket and glittery tie-type thing, became a platform for other issues plaguing the administration.
Know what would be beautiful? A picture of first lady Melania Trump actually living in the WH and not wasting millions of taxpayer dollars. pic.twitter.com/vNY1ns0LFZ
— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) April 3, 2017