In August President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited Houston after the city took a devastating hit during Hurricane Harvey. In the subsequent photos of the First Couple that emerged, one detail stood out to many Twitter users: the Manolo Blahnik stilettos Melania wore. People started criticizing the First Lady for her footwear choice, calling it insensitive and accusing her of caring more about her public image than actually helping the people affected by the hurricane. Now, in a clip from an interview with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee airing on Saturday, Trump is defending the First Lady's footwear choice.
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A few weeks after the photos of Melania in her very high heels circulated the Internet, Blahnik himself spoke up in favor of the First Lady. "I don't think she's insensitive," he told Harper's Bazaar. "I think she's working nonstop to make it work—possibly she was just wearing the shoes she left New York in. Yes, I think probably she could have worn Hunter boots, but she was wearing what she was wearing."
Back to Friday: when Huckabee asked Trump about Melania's high approval ratings, the president went on to brag about his wife and how much she loves to help other people. He also pointed out that she's taken on a lot of criticism. "She goes and wants to look—out of respect for the White House—wants to look good leaving the front entrance to the White House. So she dresses up, she puts on formal shoes—high heels—and she leaves the White House going to Texas," he explained. Apparently, at the time she had sneakers with her so she could change into safer footwear when it was time to walk through the aftermath of the hurricane.
Trump goes on to mention that despite the flak his wife received, many of his supporters brought signs to a speech he gave that said they love Melania's stilettos.
This isn't the first time the First Lady has been dragged because of her fashion choices. Recently she wore a $2,950 Delpozo dress when giving a speech addressing child hunger. Days after, she wore a somewhat impractical $1,380 Balmain shirt while gardening with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. And of course there was the time Donald Trump tweeted about the importance of American labor with a photo of his wife wearing an Italian-made dress.
This article originally appeared on Glamour.