There’s an old idiom, “like shooting fish in a barrel,” meaning a task or activity that is ridiculously easy.
Mocking Melania Trump is like shooting fish in a barrel.
How can I not mock the person who’s stayed married to this…
For more than 15 years?
Yes, it’s Melania, whose personal anthem is obviously Stand By Your Man, as she did through this in 2016, the infamous Access Hollywood video scandal…
And this scandal…
And this scandal…
And, more recently, this…
Yeah, that Melania just kept showing up and smiling at Trump’s side.
Now she’s the subject of a new book, The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump, by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan
It appears that the book is so accurate that Stephanie Grisham, a Melania mouthpiece, rushed to say, “Yet another book about Mrs. Trump with false information and sources. This book belongs in the fiction genre.”
That kind of rebuke is sure to send it to the top of the New York Times best seller list.
So author Jordan found something to fill the book’s 352 pages, but I doubt if any of it is interesting.
Because Melania is…
She doesn’t say anything interesting; she doesn’t write anything interesting; and she doesn’t do anything interesting.
I won’t even get into Melania not saying/writing/doing anything that uplifts, inspires or improves the lives of her fellow Americans.
Let’s look at a few examples of not-interesting Melania since she became First Lady:
October 2017: Melania spoke publicly about engaging in a “daunting task” that kept her “very busy.” At the time I assumed she was talking about helping people recover from the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Nate, Irma and Maria.
She was talking about creating her inauguration gown.
Which she donated to the Smithsonian:
May 2018: Melania launches her anti-cyberbullying “Be Best” campaign:
A year later, another Melania biographer said of the “Be Best” campaign,
“To this day it has no publicly stated framework, timeline or markers for progress…The likelihood that it will ever have the impact of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign or Nancy Reagan’s Just Say No is slim to none.”
The ironic thing about this fiasco is that Melania is married to the biggest cyberbully in the universe.
October 2018: Melania wore a jacket emblazoned with “I really don’t care – do you?”
I really didn’t care – did you?
March 2019: Melania made headlines for wearing these…
The shoes were described as:
“a pair of yellow plaid pumps from Manolo Blahnik’s fall ’18 collection. The brand’s signature BB style, which is named after French movie star Brigitte Bardot, features a yellow multicolored plaid flannel upper, a sky-high 4-inch stiletto heel and a classic pointed-toe silhouette.”
Seriously, Melanie (as Trump has spelled your name). Plaid shoes? And they look uncomfortable as hell, but this is…
November 2019: Melania got a less-than-warm reception at an event:
Just a guess – could the booing have anything to do with Trump calling Baltimore a “rat and rodent infested mess” a few months earlier?
OK, so what has Melania does for us lately?
March 2020: The coronavirus was spreading, people were losing their jobs, and the economy was tanking. What did she do to uplift, inspire or improve the lives of her fellow Americans?
Melania – in a hard hat – tweeted about the “hard work” being done on the new private tennis pavilion at the White House:
And that’s really something to celebrate, because now we’ll be treated to more images like this:
To sum up, Melania is …
And let’s add…
But – the tweets responding to her tennis court update?
Now, those were interesting: