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CNN: It Is Very Significant That Melania Wore White Because It Shows She Is Protesting Trump or Something

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 10:00 am

Sarah Rumpf already posted about CNN’s blockbuster story revealing that Melania Trump traveled to the State of the Union speech separately from Trump. As Sarah said, the story might be worth a brief mention in the current environment — Stormy Daniels just denied having had a sexual relationship with Trump, but Melania has been less openly defensive of Trump lately, and stories abound about her recent seeming independence — but it’s hardly the biggest story out there.

But there is a paragraph in that CNN story that I think is worth a separate post, because it shows how absurd Big Media can get:

Melania Trump appeared to a standing ovation in the Capitol and was seated for her husband’s speech just one minute before its scheduled start.

Wearing a cream pantsuit by French design house Christian Dior, and a white silk blouse from Italian label Dolce & Gabbana, the first lady looked coincidentally very similar to the female Democratic congressional members who last year at Trump’s address to the Joint Session of Congress protested Trump’s policies by wearing white, the color of suffragettes.

It’s quite obvious that CNN doesn’t think this is a coincidence at all. They think Melania is sending them a Coded Signal: Help! I’m being oppressed! But I’m fighting back by wearing white like the suffragettes!


Near the end — after the recitation of all the other White House couples who have ridden to the SOTU together, I see one other attention-getting line that may explain a lot:

CNN’s Jim Acosta contributed to this report.

Well of course he did.

[Cross-posted at RedState.]


  1. This probably was a choice because it is the opposite of the Democratic women who wore black. Melania is smart and has shown it in many ways including what she wears.

    Have you seen the last two minutes of this interview from 2005, four months after they were married?

    Comment by DRJ — 1/31/2018 @ 10:10 am

  2. Marriages at that level of wealth and publicity are all very different from marriages of the rest of us. Different pressures and different rewards. But I see no basis for any of the awful things said about her. As you said, DRJ, she is clearly an intelligent woman. And being married to someone like Trump clearly takes a great deal of strength.

    Comment by SPQR — 1/31/2018 @ 2:30 pm

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