Ainsworth: New book dismisses Melania, praises Michelle

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September 3, 2019

One of the most shameful examples of distilled partisan cruelty in America has to be the ongoing disrespectful treatment of Melania Trump.

If Melania were First Lady in a Democratic administration, she would be celebrated as the Jackie Kennedy of our time, a sophisticated and downright sensational asset to the President, particularly when he travels abroad to meet foreign leaders. She would have graced countless magazine covers. She would be hailed as an elegant, poised, worldly woman who speaks Slovenian, Serbian, English, French, and German and who knows firsthand what it was like be a young girl in Eastern Europe under Communism, as she was born in 1970, the height of the Cold War, in what was then Soviet Yugoslavia. (The State was officially atheist; as was often done, her father had her baptized secretly as a Catholic.) Think of it: from behind the Iron Curtain to First Lady of the United States. What a life story she has.


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Yet by the media in her adopted country (who claim to embrace immigrants), she continues to be ruthlessly trashed. Popular culture pointedly rejects her. That’s why it’s all the more to her credit –- or should be –- that she remains dignified, gracious and professional.

This is only going to get worse as we wade into the political muck of 2020. Miranda Devine of the NEW YORK POST is as disgusted as I am and has a great new column about it. It was sparked by the release of a new book comparing Melania Trump and Michelle Obama that sounds like a good purchase if you really enjoy wasting money. MELANIA AND MICHELLE: FIRST LADIES IN A NEW ERA, by Tammy R. Vigil, purports to be a bipartisan (ha) assessment of the public images of the two women. Vigil, described by Devine as a Boston academic, rudely dismisses Melania, saying she “ranks among the least liked of all modern First Ladies, [and her] professional life prepared her to serve more as a visual adornment.”

This is a book I would throw across the room. There are way too many worthwhile books out there to be wasting time with this garbage. (Hey, I didn’t set out to write a book review, but I guess this brief paragraph will serve as one.)

Oh, and according to the author, it’s understandable why Melania is having such a hard time when she came after such “a popular and competent First Lady,” Michelle Obama. In other words, Michelle is a tough act to follow! And in its headline promoting the book, THE DAILY NEWS said, “Michelle was a polished attorney and huge asset to Barack; Melania, a top model, is nearly invisible.”

The media is certainly playing its role a Michelle-booster. Of course, you know I predicted last year that Michelle Obama would be the Democrat nominee for President this time around. I still stand by that prediction, not to lay claim to any psychic gift (there’s no such thing) but simply as a careful observer, and I offer it as a warning.

And this book came out as if on cue. Disenchantment is already growing for Kamala Harris; she’s fading as fast as Joe Biden’s mental acuity. Likewise Bernie. Likewise Buttigieg; even Democrats are coming to realize he can’t even run South Bend, Indiana. Leftists love Elizabeth Warren, who will likely become the frontrunner, but eventually enough Democrats will figure out that she can’t win against Trump. (Plus, she really DID game the system by misrepresenting her race.) All of them have aligned themselves with a list of lunatic-fringe proposals that would quickly bankrupt the country. To her benefit, Michelle will have been uninvolved with all that when she comes to the rescue.

Anyway, back to Melania and the comparison between her and Michelle. I could rant about how unfairly Melania has been treated, but Devine is just as disgusted as I am and has written a fine rant of her own. Why not let her take it from here?

In praise of Melania Trump, the first lady treated terribly by the media

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  • Jerry Korba

    10/19/2019 10:09 AM

    The Media does not want the lower IQ uninformed population know about Melania her background could expose the horrible conditions of a Communist state she got away from. To allow her to tell the story about Communism is against the Media's agenda. Imagine if Melania could have the exposure that Donald has; explaining Communism to the uninformed population what a change in the Left's narrative would be. Even the uninformed might reconsider. Melania could inform the Left what Communism and Socialism is; the schools do not teach about those Governments. Thus uniformed population about all the free things the Left is peddling. It just doesn't work.

  • Jerry

    09/24/2019 11:40 AM

    What contrast beauty and the beast good and bad intelligence and ignorance one can barely speak English another speaks multiple languages one hates the other loves Obama is from the dark side trump is on the side of light

  • Amelia Little

    09/10/2019 12:37 PM

    I kinda choked on my coffee when I read about michelle being an "accomplished" attorney. Hmm...lost her license, but I guess for the left that is an accomplishment? Meanwhile, I admire the poise of Melania Trump. I can't figure out the constant comments about whatever she might be wearing. She is always well-dressed, her clothes FIT (unlike some of the pics of michelle.) Who cares what color she's wearing. She is never seen with cleavage showing, skirts up to the butt-line, etc, so I'm not sure what is "inappropriate" for the occasion. And, she hasn't taken up a pet cause, like ruining school lunches and causing great deal of money to pay for it.

    What I do wish is that there is a way (and there probably is, I just don't know how to access it) to let President and Melania Trump know how many people are for them. And, to be able to let Ms, Maloney whose son was killed by an illegal alien how many people support her. There are so many who are excoriated by the press that I would like to be able to send them messages of support--and hope that all who do support them could let them know.

  • Kathy Atwell

    09/04/2019 09:58 PM

    The only thing “my Bell” ever did was waste tax payers money on travels and made the famous statement “ for the first time I am proud to be an American”. That says everything you need to know about her. A witch of the first order.

  • Joyce Voithofer

    09/04/2019 08:11 AM

    I am so sick of the way they treat Melania. She is a wonderful first Lady and President Trump is doing a great job. People who think not is crazy or mind warped. As for the Obamas they turned this country into a racist and Muslim country and I wish he would be held accountable for spying on President Trump.

  • Dona Elliott

    09/04/2019 01:53 AM

    How anyone could think Michelle is anything but the worst First Lady we have ever had is beyond me. She was a disgraceful, hate filled tramp whose only accomplishment was helping her race-baiting husband spend us into the worst debt this country has ever had. God help us if she ever gets anywhere near the White House again!

  • Karen Manhart

    09/04/2019 12:22 AM

    I would not buy the book, read the book or encourage anyone to read it. For what it is worth, I thought Michelle Obama was the very worst first lady. She hates America, she spent for more money for her assistants than any other first lady. The extravagant vacations and wardrobes are shameful. But most of all she looks like a horse and has not an ounce dignity.

  • Glenda Coates

    09/03/2019 11:44 PM

    She is a wonderful 1st lady. She has brought class back to the white house. Michelle Obama is a dog compared to Melanie Trump.

  • theresa winder

    09/03/2019 11:03 PM

    I believe that Melania is just as classy as Jackie. Both of these women spoke several languages and could be extremely charming to foreign heads of state. Both dressed well and always carried themselves with poise and dignity. Both had a lot of pressure on them, and both have faced hardships (Jackie with the loss of her son Patrick/Melania from growing up in a communist country) yet neither of them caved under any of it. Strong, lovely women who ALWAYS stood by the US.

  • Jerry Chandler

    09/03/2019 10:26 PM

    You print “Michelle was a polished attorney" ??? Seems you left out she lost her license, and admitted to several lies in the public. This reads like something CNN would report.

  • Linda Chance

    09/03/2019 08:59 PM

    I love and respect Melania. She is beautiful, poised, and an asset to our country. I couldn't be more proud of her. We had Michelle Obama shoved down our throats long enough. I have also thought the Democrats might get her to run for president. Heaven help us all if she were to miraculously win!

  • Sarah Menne

    09/03/2019 08:09 PM

    I have the highest respect and love for Melania Trump. In my opinion she is the most beautiful and gracious and intelligent First Lady in American History. The liberal press and progressives in America have become increasingly rude and obnoxious. They seem to regard the public as too stupid to recognize their hypocrisy and lies. They are sorely mistaken. Praise God for President Trump and the lovely First Lady!!

  • Valleta Lanier

    09/03/2019 07:16 PM

    Thank you for this Mike. I couldn't agree more. She is an elegant lady.

  • KatAmanti

    09/03/2019 06:56 PM

    Melania is a Paragon First Lady! Smart, Beautiful, Courageous, and she LOVES OUR COUNTRY! They hate her because she’s not one of them! They love their own! Michelle (Michael) is transgender!

  • Jackie Baxter

    09/03/2019 05:41 PM

    Melania has more class and grace than Obama could ever pretend to have.

  • Undine Smith

    09/03/2019 05:33 PM

    I think it is deplorable that our First Lady has been treated so terrible. It boils down to Dems against Rep. I never saw this much hate from the Republicans in the eight years with theObama woman in there. I could not tolerate looking at her and tore up many magazines between mailbox and front door just knew that this towould go away. Praise God for our current President and First LADY. WHAT A joy!!