How do you solve a problem like Melania? How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? How do you find a word that means Melania? A flibbertijibbet! A will-o’-the wisp! A clown! Many a thing you know you’d like to tell her. Many a thing she ought to understand. But how do you make her stay and listen to all you say? How do you keep a wave upon the sand? Oh, how do you solve a problem like Melania? — This song is brought to you by the Nazis coming for the Von Trapps, just to remind everyone that the 21st century version of Cheeto Mussolini is rising.
Obviously, we already knew Melania Trump was going to be wheeled out once again to make a speech before Election Day. Donald Trump informed Melania of this fact – much to her surprise – in the middle of a dual interview on ABC last week. So, Melania was sent to the suburbs of Philadelphia on Thursday to make a speech, her first speech since this summer’s poorly-received and plagiarized speech at the RNC. Guess what Melania did? She plagiarized AGAIN! Classic Melania. How do you solve a problem like Melania? Here’s her speech:
The plagiarized part was this line: “if you could dream it, you could become it,” which was apparently first uttered by Donald Trump’s second wife Marla Maples. That’s some high-level trolling by Melania’s speechwriters, right? As for the main point of her speech… she’s trying to carve out what her priorities and issues would be as First Lady. And she’s talking about social media bullying again, just like she did in her Anderson Cooper interview a few weeks back. And people are still scratching their heads over it, mostly because Melania is married to one of the biggest bullies/cyber-bullies in the country. Just this week, he targeted journalist Katy Tur, and his supporters turned on her and started screaming at her. Trump and his Alt-Right supporters are all very active on social media, and they regularly harass, insult and bully their perceived or actual enemies online. So, maybe Melania needs to pay more attention to what her husband does.
A note about Melania’s fashion here… the blouse is by Emilia Wickstead which costs nearly $900. It’s worth noting that I don’t think Melania has worn a single American designer in her handful of campaign appearances. Of course, that might not be her choice – most American designers are fervently pro-Hillary.
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